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Gold Coast local government area

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Based on wetland mapping version 4.0

Gold Coast local government area wetland area by system 2013
System Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 156.4 100.0% 11.9%
Artificial and highly modified 40.1 25.6% 3.0%
Estuarine 75.0 47.9% 5.7%
Lacustrine 0.2 0.1% 0.0%
Palustrine 25.1 16.0% 1.9%
Riverine 16.1 10.3% 1.2%

There are approximately 473 lacustrine/palustrine wetlands in this region.

Gold Coast local government area wetland area by habitat 2013
Habitat Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 156.4 100.0% 11.9%
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 60.4 38.6% 4.6%
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 14.6 9.3% 1.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 2.3 1.5% 0.2%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 0.3 0.2% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 0.5 0.3% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 19.3 12.3% 1.5%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamp 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 2.7 1.7% 0.2%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 0.2 0.1% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 40.1 25.6% 3.0%
Riverine 16.1 10.3% 1.2%

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

Gold Coast 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 156.4 155.1 154.9 153.6 46.7%
Artificial and highly modified 40.1 38.5 37.9 35.6 n/a
Estuarine 75.0 75.0 75.1 75.2 80.3%
Lacustrine 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 n/a
Palustrine 25.1 25.2 25.5 26.3 13.3%
Riverine 16.1 16.2 16.2 16.3 53.2%
Gold Coast local government area wetland extent change by habitat
Habitat 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
Total 156.4 155.1 154.9 153.6
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 60.4 60.5 60.5 60.5
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 14.6 14.6 14.6 14.7
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.4
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 19.3 19.3 19.6 20.2
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamp 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.8
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 40.1 38.5 37.9 35.6
Riverine 16.1 16.2 16.2 16.3

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 3843 505 394 172 4366
Animals 784 36 176 68 838
Mammals 108 15 9 14 123
Birds 419 11 84 30 448
Reptiles 107 1 10 8 108
Amphibians 44 1 17 8 45
Lobe-finned fishes 1 0 1 1 1
Ray-finned fishes 43 8 51 2 51
Cartilaginous fishes 3 0 3 2 3
Insects 57 0 1 3 57
Malacostracans 2 0 0 0 2
Fungi 617 1 0 0 618
Plants 2218 468 218 104 2686
Protists 224 0 0 0 224

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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Gold Coast local government area — facts and maps, WetlandInfo, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 1 August 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/lga-gold-coast/>.

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