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formerly Bush Volunteers

Witches Falls Section

First worked in this area in 1993

  • Cleared a narrow section along the cemetery fence of lantana, privet, tobacco bush, climbing asparagus, privet, ochna and exotic ginger and replanted with small trees, bushes and rainforest plants. This area has been done on two occasions as it is impacted on by Council contractors disposing of fallen branches over the fence.

  • Removed madeira vine from an area adjoining the cemetery.

  • Painted picnic furniture and directional signage along the track.

  • Carried out repairs to the lookout railing, platform and stairs at Witches Falls.

  • Using wheel-barrows, moved road base from Main Western Road and spread it on the zig zag track.

  • Weeding of the raised garden beds along Main Western Road and planted native plants.

Macdonnell Road (unnamed section TNP)

First worked in this area August 2013

  • Cleared lantana, Cape ivy, tobacco bush, exotic ginger and collected general rubbish from a narrow strip along Macdonnell Road.

  • Established a 1000 litre water tank.

  • Replanted the area and carried out ongoing maintenance and weed control

Main Street (unnamed section TNP)

First worked in this area April 2011

  • Cleared lantana, privet, tobacco bush, exotic ginger and general rubbish from a narrow strip along Main Street from Reeve Lane to the War Memorial. Replanted with rainforest plants.

  • Ongoing maintenance and weed control of this Main Street Project.

Geissmann Drive (unnamed section TNP)

First worked in this area in August 2009

  • Cleared lantana, tobacco bush, blue morning glory and Cape ivy from a small area on Geissmann Drive and a large area behind remnant rainforest and replanted with rainforest trees.

  • Established a 1000 litre water tank and watering point.

  • Ongoing maintenance and weed control.

The Knoll Section

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Information at Queensland Government Departmnent of National Parks, Sport and Racing - About Tamborine

Work Activity

First worked in this area in 1988

  • Cleared, planted and maintained an area behind the shelter shed and toilets. This area had an old rubbish dump which is close to the present composting toilets. The dump contained small items like cans and bottles - possibly park rubbish.

  • Cleared exotic ginger from along the track to the “T” junction.

  • Cleared a fire break from the lookout down the spur towards the old Council dump site and carried out a back-burn.

  • Constructed a stone stairway at the “T” junction to Cameron Falls. This working bee (March 1992) was attended by Pat and Lyn Comben. Pat Comben was the Minister for the Environment at the time.

  • General track maintenance and reforming the water bars along the entire track and repair the side drainage near the log bridge.

  • Built the first nursery at the ranger station and propagated rainforest trees and plants

  • Painted the old barracks.

  • Cleared two areas at the ranger station of lantana and removed an avocado orchard behind Jack Steven’s cabin. Planted and maintained these rainforest regenerated areas.

  • Laid concrete pavers at the ranger station.

  • Propagated and potted rainforest plants in the new nursery. This purpose built nursery was purchased with funds from a Community Benefit Fund grant, Tamborine Mountain Natural History Association donation and QPWS funds.

  • Ongoing maintenance and weed control of the two revegetated plots.

Create and maintain the environment and surrounding surviving nature will help you along the journey. It will also gradually put its own stamp on what it wants the ecology to be in this location but it will take many years for that occur. At least we know its getting going here. We also know that the work is not about control but assisting and suggesting to nature and then nature will have its say heard. That’s the way it should be. We just help keep it true to its own local ecology and is not taken over dramatically by the invaders we bring to this locality.

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Pirralilla Section

 (originally known as Kath Dobbie’s as the land was donated by Miss Kathryn Dobbie in 1988)

First worked in this area in 1995 (lower plot 2002)

  • Cleared lantana, privet, tobacco bush, climbing asparagus, privet, ochna, kikuyu grass, bana grass and exotic ginger from the first project area. This area also had a significant amount of farm rubbish as it was originally a flower farm. Replanted the area and carried out ongoing maintenance and weed control.

  • Built a post and wire fence with the adjoining property and hung a farm gate (July 1999).

  • Cleared lantana, privet, tobacco bush, climbing asparagus, privet and exotic ginger from the second project area. This area also had a significant amount of avocado tree prunings from an adjoining property. Replanted the area and carried out ongoing maintenance and weed control.

  • Cleared lantana, privet, tobacco bush, climbing privet, and exotic ginger from the third project area. Replanted the area and carried out ongoing maintenance and weed control.

Panorama Point Section

First worked in this area October 2012

  • Removed a patch of fishbone fern and collected general rubbish.

Palm Grove Section

First worked in this area in 1989

Information at Queensland Government Departmnent of National Parks, Sport and Racing - About Tamborine

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Work Activity

First worked in this area in 1989

  • Cleared lantana along either side of the track from the Palm Grove Avenue entrance to the old 1930’s building and replanted with rainforest plants.

  • Cleared lantana along an unformed road (a continuation of Palm Grove Avenue).

  • Ongoing maintenance and weed control of these two revegetated plots.

  • Laid concrete pavers at the Palm Grove Avenue track entrance.

  • Using wheel barrows moved road base from Palm Grove Avenue to reform the track to the first “T” junction.

  • Carried a log into the Burrawang Lookout to build the seat at this lookout. This section of the track is presently closed.

  • Cleared the “easement” track at the end of Eagle Heights Road of lantana, exotic ginger, ochna and climbing asparagus and replanted and maintained the track.

  • Removed an isolated patch of lantana on the Jenyns Falls track.

  • Cleared the Palm Grove tracks of trees, branches, vines and palm fronds after a big storm.

  • Replaced 4 bridges along the track.

  • Painting of signage and park infrastructure.

 

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TBV Work Sites

TBV affiliated with National Parks Association of Queensland Inc. in 2002 and has continued this affiliation.

All projects undertaken by TBV are approved by QPWS (Gold Coast Management Unit) and the TBV has a close working relationship with these rangers and staff. The TBV has been self-managed since April 2006.

The TBV has been represented at all National Park Days since 1989 and has hosted some of these functions with the Tamborine Mountain Natural History Association Inc.

The TBV and Tamborine Mountain Landcare have worked cooperatively on two projects at Main Street, North Tamborine and Macdonnell Road, Eagle Heights.

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