Fred Burton Dune

This dune is one of Cambridge Coastcare’s largest and as such it provides an important ecological link between the dunes south of City Beach, and the Boardwalk dune adjacent to Floreat Beach.

When work commenced at this site in 2008/09 the southern half of the dune was heavily infested with two of the worst weeds of the coastal zone, Leptospermum laevigatum (Victorian tea tree) and Retama raetam (white broom). Cambridge Coastcare engaged professional contractors to remove many hundreds of mature plants of these weeds, before commencing planting of native dune species in the winter of 2009.

A longer-term project due to the dune’s size, Cambridge Coastcare has held community planting days every year since 2009 at this site, with more than 7500 plants of local native species added so far. Weed control to manage the herbaceous weeds is a constant year-round activity.