Bandicoot refuge initiative gets a boost

Bandicoot refuge initiative gets a boost

The three-year Challenger Beach Coastal Rehabilitation Program has restored crucial vegetation along the stretch.

During a presentation and site tour, City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams recognised Alcoa’s ongoing support for the project.

‘Small coastal reserves are very important for the conservation of animals such as the bandicoot and support from Alcoa will allow the city to continue controlling invasive weeds, feral animals and planting coastal species,’ Mayor Adams said.

‘This rehabilitation project involves local community and Alcoa staff in the planting program and results have been very encouraging with increased habitat created for the bandicoots.’

Cr Adams said the installation of fencing would help reduce erosion, protect vegetation and encourage shorebirds to visit the popular area.

The project is a Community Partnership with Alcoa Kwinana Refinery.

Community planting days are held regularly throughout the year.