Amity Point Shoreline Erosion Management Plan

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Amity Point (Pulan Pulan) is a small seaside locality on the north-western point of North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) situated off the coast of southeast Queensland.

Fronting the calm waters of Moreton Bay (Quandamooka), Amity Point is the perfect place to watch the sunset, admire the native plants and trees, and encounter a range of marine and island wildlife, including dolphins, turtles, whales, and koalas.

The Amity Point foreshore is at risk of long-term erosion due to episodic flow slide events and the southerly migration of the Rainbow Channel located between North Stradbroke Island and Moreton Island.

Amity Point has been declared an erosion-prone area under the Coastal Protection and Management Act 1995 and has a long history of significant erosion, which has resulted in the loss of Indigenous values, public and private land, and assets.

Redland City Council has worked with stakeholders, including Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation, State Government agencies, private landowners, and the project's Community Reference Group (CRG) to develop a plan known as a Shoreline Erosion Management Plan (SEMP).

The Amity Point SEMP identifies erosion hotspots in the locality's three coastal reaches and recommends management actions for Council and private landowners to help manage and respond to current and future erosion risks.

What is the Community Reference Group?

The SEMP's CRG represents a cross-section of the Amity Point community and includes representatives from Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation. The CRG brings together Traditional Owners and local stakeholders to contribute their local knowledge of erosion, as well as the wider cultural, historical, environmental, and economic values of Amity Point towards the development of the SEMP.

The group has contributed by sharing information, insights, and progress reports back to their community networks.

Find out more

  • Read the Amity Point SEMP and Implementation Plan located in the 'Documents' section
  • Download project fact sheets located in the 'Fact Sheets' section
  • Check out the latest project updates
  • Learn about other similar projects, like the Coochiemudlo Island SEMP and the Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy in the 'Related Projects' section

Amity Point (Pulan Pulan) is a small seaside locality on the north-western point of North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) situated off the coast of southeast Queensland.

Fronting the calm waters of Moreton Bay (Quandamooka), Amity Point is the perfect place to watch the sunset, admire the native plants and trees, and encounter a range of marine and island wildlife, including dolphins, turtles, whales, and koalas.

The Amity Point foreshore is at risk of long-term erosion due to episodic flow slide events and the southerly migration of the Rainbow Channel located between North Stradbroke Island and Moreton Island.

Amity Point has been declared an erosion-prone area under the Coastal Protection and Management Act 1995 and has a long history of significant erosion, which has resulted in the loss of Indigenous values, public and private land, and assets.

Redland City Council has worked with stakeholders, including Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation, State Government agencies, private landowners, and the project's Community Reference Group (CRG) to develop a plan known as a Shoreline Erosion Management Plan (SEMP).

The Amity Point SEMP identifies erosion hotspots in the locality's three coastal reaches and recommends management actions for Council and private landowners to help manage and respond to current and future erosion risks.

What is the Community Reference Group?

The SEMP's CRG represents a cross-section of the Amity Point community and includes representatives from Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation. The CRG brings together Traditional Owners and local stakeholders to contribute their local knowledge of erosion, as well as the wider cultural, historical, environmental, and economic values of Amity Point towards the development of the SEMP.

The group has contributed by sharing information, insights, and progress reports back to their community networks.

Find out more

  • Read the Amity Point SEMP and Implementation Plan located in the 'Documents' section
  • Download project fact sheets located in the 'Fact Sheets' section
  • Check out the latest project updates
  • Learn about other similar projects, like the Coochiemudlo Island SEMP and the Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy in the 'Related Projects' section

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    Hello, Can you pleas advise what month the SEMP is anticipated to be released for consultation? Thanks in advance

    SammyB asked over 3 years ago

    Hi SammyB,

    Apologies for the late reply. The SEMP is now live on the Your Say site and available for your review.

    Kind regards

    Julie

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    Good Afternoon, I wanted to know if the residence along the rock wall at Amity Point are allowed to add additional rocks to the wall of their own property if they feel it is needed by a professional rock supplier from the Island and if at their own expense? Also is the SEMP far away from being released to the residence. Thank you, Mike..

    MIKE asked almost 4 years ago

    Thanks for your enquiry Mike. The rock walls in place are considered structures under the State Planning Act and therefore any works would need approval to ensure they are structurally sound and safe. In emergency situations (as defined under the Act) we can respond with works to 'shore up' these structures, but until the SEMP is complete, no works other than emergency works can be conducted. The SEMP is intended to provide this guidance and a final draft is now in hand with implementation planning happening next year. We are also awaiting advice from key state agencies who would be providing the range of approvals for any works at Amity Point, on procedures to help smooth the way for future development approvals. Next steps  include getting formal endorsement of the SEMP from these state agencies and then from Redland City Council. We anticipate engaging with private landowners on these matters next year.

    Kind regards

    Julie

Page last updated: 22 Jul 2022, 03:52 PM