City of Albany tackles dune problems

The City of Albany has been busy making good on a promise to limit damage to the fragile dunes and vegetation between Cosy Corner East and Perkins Beach.  The very small area of beach between the two locations is easily accessed on foot from either end.  Unfortunately over the years more and more tracks with parking areas and illegal camping spots had appeared in the dunes.  With the ever increasing amount of 4WDs, there was a lot of damage to the dunes and the dune vegetation.

The area is particularly sensitive being a very narrow section of the coastal macro-corridor.  The macro-corridor is designed to allow gene-flow across the landscape.  The dense vegetation that allows for most of this to occur is restricted to a narrow band close to the beach and only 50-100m wide.  Therefore it is extremely precious.

So good to see the City has been able to limit vehicle access to this area.