Youth Planting Days

Perth NRM is inviting young people in Perth to help plant seedlings along Cottesloe Beach, Lake Claremont and South Beach Fremantle. Click on the links below for more information about time and where to meet.
14th May: Cottesloe Beach
25th June: Lake Claremont
30th July: South Beach, Fremantle

Proposed car park expansion at Fred Burton Reserve

This was approved at the Town of Cambridge council meeting on 26 April 2016, despite our concerns and protests.

National standards for restoration

 Eco Restoration Standard
The Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia, the leading body in Australia for the sort of restoration we do as a Coastcare group has just completed the production of the first standards to guide the process of ecological restoration – that’s what we do when we remove weeds and replant with local indigenous coastal species.  The Standards are a blueprint for the principles and also how to rate your progress in restoration with a 5-star rating system.  Have a look at www.seraustralasia.com

Task Force needed as Costcare’s new base at Floreat takes shape

 New shed Mar16

We would like to find a small group of volunteers who would be prepared to dedicate a few hours on a given day each week to dune conservation – mainly weeding but also other tasks such as supervising contractors etc.  Ideally, the work group would include someone prepared to organize morning tea and coffee. It will be based at our new storage facility shared with Floreat SLSC under construction above.  If you are interested, please email our secretary at cambridgecoastcare@gmail.com.

Life membership for Ross Farlekas

R Farlekas

We were very pleased to mark the occasion of Ross Farlekas’ recent retirement from the position of Manager, Parks at Town of Cambridge by awarding him life membership. Among the gathering were Ross, and Ross Bowman who is currently acting Manager, Parks.  Ross’ certificate of life membership was presented at the annual Christmas Party attended by about 50 members on a cool December night.  Ross was the inaugural Manager, Parks after the formation of Town of Cambridge in 1994 and has long been a supporter of Cambridge Coastcare, being one of the instigators for our formation

Sites for a new secondary school in City Beach

An announcement by the Department of Education in October 2015 that 4 sites in City Beach had been selected for consideration for a new secondary school is causing us some concern with respect to Fred Burton Reserve. We have submitted a response (attached). drawing the Ed Dept’s attention to our BioLINC project and requesting consultation if the site is chosen.  If members want to submit their own comments, the link is:


 Coastwest Grant busy-bee

Our first task for 2016 is to conduct a busy-bee in the CoastWest grant project area at the southern end of Fred Burton Reserve to remove rubbish, some weeds etc.  This we plan for 9am on SUNDAY 15 MAY.  Please put that date in your diary.

Planting dates for 2016

We have a substantial planting schedule this year, involving the dunes adjacent to the new restaurants at City Beach (Dunes 1 and 2), the area to the south of the Fred Burton car-park and the dune blow-outs along Floreat Dog Beach.  We need rain so the ground is moist before planting.  That said, and provided we get rain when needed, we plan to plant on the following Sundays in 2016:

29 May 2016 10 July 2016
12 June 2016 24 July 2016
26 June 2016 7 August 2016

This year we plan to alert members to planting days and similar activities by text message as well as email and through newsletters.  In many cases, we already have members’ mobile numbers on file, but if you want to be sure to get notice of planting days, please send your mobile number to us at   cambridgecoastcare@gmail.com.

Current newsletter

2016 autumn newsletter

The committee meeting dates for the rest of 2016 are listed below. All meetings start at 7pm and are held in City Beach.
2 May, 13 June, 4 July, 1 August, 3 October (AGM – location will be advised).


We have an ambitious planting programme and need more volunteers to help conserve the dunes in City and Floreat Beaches.

Membership is just $20 individual, $30 family.  Click for CCC Membership Application Form