The Worimipeople, through a practice called "fire stick farming", have actively encouraged vegetation growth.
Some of the main vegetation species found at Stockton Bight -such as Banksias, Wattles, and Eucalypts- depend on fire for the propagation of their seeds and for the development of new growth.
By deliberately lighting fires, the indigenous peoples have contributed the growth of the thick forests and woodlands that were found in the secondary and tertiary vegetation zones.
Firstly, the Stockton township was built on the hind dune area and has completely transformed it into an urban area.
In very recent years, developers are starting to build housing estates further north.