Removal of vessel storage racks from Main Beach, Coochiemudlo Island

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The removal of vessel storage racks and unclaimed vessels project aims to address the environmental impact of watercraft storage on Main Beach, Coochiemudlo Island.

Redland City Council, in partnership with members of the Coochiemudlo Island community identified that the vessels on the foreshore were causing erosion and vegetation damage. In May 2023, storage of vessels on the beach ceased, supporting foreshore protection and revegetation efforts.

The final stage of this project involves the removal of dinghy racks from Main Beach, Coochiemudlo Island, scheduled for April 2024. This step completes the project as rejuvenation efforts continue. During the removal of vessels, the racks were not swiftly removed due to Council's diligence in exploring all options.

Project Benefits

  • Restoration of beach and dune vegetation
  • Enhancement of natural habitat for wildlife
  • Improvement of the aesthetic appeal of the island

Council's commitment

Council remains dedicated to communication and collaboration with the community. Future initiatives will prioritise environmental preservation while incorporating valuable community input.

Regeneration efforts to restore and protect the islands foreshore include:

  • Stabilising dunes
  • Replanting native vegetation
  • Implementing erosion control measures

Community contributions

The community played a crucial role in addressing the issue of damage caused by water vessels, with their concerns driving action. Council values this community input, which influenced decisions throughout the project.

Exploring alternative locations for dinghy racks, including collaboration with the Coochiemudlo Island Outrigger group, showcased the community's commitment to finding solutions.

We value your feedback

For inquiries regarding the removal of vessel storage racks and unclaimed vessels project, please contact Redland City Council at 3829 8999 or email rcc@redland.qld.gov.au.


The removal of vessel storage racks and unclaimed vessels project aims to address the environmental impact of watercraft storage on Main Beach, Coochiemudlo Island.

Redland City Council, in partnership with members of the Coochiemudlo Island community identified that the vessels on the foreshore were causing erosion and vegetation damage. In May 2023, storage of vessels on the beach ceased, supporting foreshore protection and revegetation efforts.

The final stage of this project involves the removal of dinghy racks from Main Beach, Coochiemudlo Island, scheduled for April 2024. This step completes the project as rejuvenation efforts continue. During the removal of vessels, the racks were not swiftly removed due to Council's diligence in exploring all options.

Project Benefits

  • Restoration of beach and dune vegetation
  • Enhancement of natural habitat for wildlife
  • Improvement of the aesthetic appeal of the island

Council's commitment

Council remains dedicated to communication and collaboration with the community. Future initiatives will prioritise environmental preservation while incorporating valuable community input.

Regeneration efforts to restore and protect the islands foreshore include:

  • Stabilising dunes
  • Replanting native vegetation
  • Implementing erosion control measures

Community contributions

The community played a crucial role in addressing the issue of damage caused by water vessels, with their concerns driving action. Council values this community input, which influenced decisions throughout the project.

Exploring alternative locations for dinghy racks, including collaboration with the Coochiemudlo Island Outrigger group, showcased the community's commitment to finding solutions.

We value your feedback

For inquiries regarding the removal of vessel storage racks and unclaimed vessels project, please contact Redland City Council at 3829 8999 or email rcc@redland.qld.gov.au.


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