Is Council considering removing coconut palms from our beach foreshore or reducing access points to our beaches? The Douglas Shire Council is developing Foreshore Management Plans for Wonga Beach, Newell Beach, Cooya Beach, Four Mile Beach and Oak Beach which will determine how our beaches are managed. The Council is currently running a survey as part of a community consultation process. Some questions in the survey may give us clues about the direction being considered i.e. coconut palms are listed with lantana and singapore daisy as “invasive” species that should be removed. Another survey question asks “do you support minimising the number of access paths to the beach…?” and “should informal private access paths be removed?” Make sure you have your say and carefully consider how you respond. Go to the following link to complete the survey Douglas Foreshore Community Survey (surveymonkey.com). Remember you need to complete a survey for each beach.