The Point Danger Committee of Management is a ministerial appointment every three years of members representing key stakeholder groups for the Reserve and neighbouring land areas contributing significantly to the overall ecology of the area by extending the habitat range for species and providing greater habitat connectivity.
The Point Danger Coastal Reserve is 182 Ha of coastal crown land along the uniquely rugged coastlines on the map at right. High priority management of the Reserve includes:
The protection and regeneration of endangered and rare remnant coastal scrub and heathlands including the only recognized site of the threatened Melblom’s Orchid.
The removal of exotic weeds including Pampas Grass, Boneseed, Gorse and Cape Tulip by established methods.
Burning, mulching and follow up measures for invasive vegetation including Coastal Wattle and Coastal tea.
The use of defensive measures to protect the diverse fauna of the area including the only mainland colony of the Australasian Gannet, and environs of the Short Tailed Shearwater, Hooded Plover, Rufous Bristle Bird and Emu Wren.
Recognizing and protecting the indigenous cultural aspects of the area.
Providing for and the maintenance of designated access roads, parking areas, lookouts and recreation areas for board riding, walking and a rifle range.
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