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Central Highlands local government area

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Area homepage: www.centralhighlands.com.au

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Based on wetland mapping version 4.0

Central Highlands local government area wetland area by system 2013
System Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 1,089.3 100.0% 1.8%
Artificial and highly modified 319.4 29.3% 0.5%
Lacustrine 39.8 3.7% 0.1%
Palustrine 147.4 13.5% 0.2%
Riverine 582.7 53.5% 1.0%

There are approximately 3,244 lacustrine/palustrine wetlands in this region.

Central Highlands local government area wetland area by habitat 2013
Habitat Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 1,089.3 100.0% 1.8%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 46.2 4.2% 0.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 4.3 0.4% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 68.4 6.3% 0.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 28.5 2.6% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 2.9 0.3% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 36.9 3.4% 0.1%
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 315.3 28.9% 0.5%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 2.1 0.2% 0.0%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 2.0 0.2% 0.0%
Riverine 582.7 53.5% 1.0%

Disclaimer

Areas do not include marine or estuarine waters but do include estuarine wetland vegetation
(e.g. mangroves and tidal flats).

Areas are approximate and calculated using the GDA94 / Australian Albers projection.

Areas may change over time as mapping approaches improve.

Totals may not match the sum of individually displayed figures due to the rounding of displayed figures.

Wetland extent changes

Central Highlands local government area wetland extent change by system
System 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
2013/pre-clear
percentage
Total 1,089.3 1,083.8 1,077.6 1,062.7 78.1%
Artificial and highly modified 319.4 312.8 306.3 288.2 n/a
Lacustrine 39.8 39.8 39.6 39.3 89.6%
Palustrine 147.4 148.1 148.3 149.1 41.7%
Riverine 582.7 583.1 583.5 586.1 76.7%
Central Highlands local government area wetland extent change by habitat
Habitat 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
Total 1,089.3 1,083.8 1,077.6 1,062.7
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 46.2 46.8 46.9 48.1
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 4.3 4.3 4.0 4.0
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 68.4 68.5 68.8 68.4
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 28.5 28.5 28.6 28.6
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.8
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 36.9 36.9 36.7 36.5
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 315.3 308.7 302.1 284.6
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.4
Riverine 582.7 583.1 583.5 586.1

Disclaimer

Areas do not include marine or estuarine waters but do include estuarine wetland vegetation
(e.g. mangroves and tidal flats).

Areas are approximate and calculated using the GDA94 / Australian Albers projection.

Areas may change over time as mapping approaches improve.

Totals may not match the sum of individually displayed figures due to the rounding of displayed figures.

Wildlife

Kingdom
Class
Native Introduced Wetland
indicator
species
Rare or
threatened
species
All
TOTAL 3276 295 310 104 3571
Animals 714 17 130 37 731
Mammals 94 11 3 7 105
Birds 328 4 61 17 332
Reptiles 142 1 10 9 143
Amphibians 33 1 15 1 34
Ray-finned fishes 34 0 34 2 34
Insects 82 0 7 1 82
Malacostracans 1 0 0 0 1
Fungi 97 0 0 0 97
Plants 2455 278 180 67 2733
Protists 10 0 0 0 10

Note: Wildlife statistics are based on information that has been submitted to the EHP WildNet database and converted to a 10km² grid. The grid information has been intersected with the mapping polygons to determine the species lists. Click here to view the species grid metadata.

Information from WildNet can also be accessed via Wildlife Online and WetlandMaps.

Rare or threatened includes species listed as extinct, extinct in the wild, critically endangered, endangered, vulnerable or conservation dependent under either the Nature Conservation Act or Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act

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Central Highlands local government area — facts and maps, WetlandInfo, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 1 February 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/lga-central-highlands/>.

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