Werri Beach Dunes

werri-beach-dunesDuring urban development most of the original vegetation, including rainforest, was cleared from the dunes. Bitou Bush was first planted to protect the dunes against erosion during major storms. With an increase in knowledge of the importance of coastal environments, work started in 1992 to stabilise and revegetate the dunes with local native species.

The Werri Beach dunes have been revegetated with coastal banksias, tea trees and wattles. These plants providea protective buffer zone between the beach and residential area.

This native vegetation provides important habitat for local fauna including echidnas, ye|low breasted robins, blue tongued lizards and red bellied black snakes. At the northern end of the dunes Werri Lagoon provides vital habitat for birds and aquatic life.  The lagoon is an extensive lowland swamp and an estuarine wetland of State significance.

This plaque is one of many found around the district. The plaques discribe the history of their locations. They were commissioned by Kiama Council in 2009.

If you had seen them around, you are welcome to have a look at the collection of plaques in the district.