3. Geoffrey Bay Scrub
Geoffrey Bay Scrub is a rainforest growing on sand.
A street sign on Bright Avenue points the way to this rare vine thicket.
Endangered Vine Thicket
The Scrub is recognised by the Australian Government as “Semi-evergreen vine thickets of the Brigalow Belt and Nandewar Bioregions”, an endangered ecological community under national environmental law (EPBC).
> READ: Magnetic Island, Queensland Region EPBC Act Policy Statement 5.1. (See Figure 2 on page 13 for a map.)
Townsville City Council’s State of Environment Report provides information on the Scrub.
The Scrub’s ecological significance has been scientifically recognised since 1993.
(Photo: A sign in the scrub provides information on the ecological values).