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Gympie local government area

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Area homepage: www.gympie.qld.gov.au

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Based on wetland mapping version 4.0

Gympie local government area wetland area by system 2013
System Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 255.6 100.0% 3.7%
Artificial and highly modified 13.4 5.2% 0.2%
Estuarine 13.3 5.2% 0.2%
Lacustrine 0.2 0.1% 0.0%
Palustrine 151.0 59.1% 2.2%
Riverine 77.7 30.4% 1.1%

There are approximately 558 lacustrine/palustrine wetlands in this region.

Gympie local government area wetland area by habitat 2013
Habitat Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 255.6 100.0% 3.7%
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 6.2 2.4% 0.1%
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 7.0 2.8% 0.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 13.1 5.1% 0.2%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 39.3 15.4% 0.6%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 3.1 1.2% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 42.0 16.4% 0.6%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamp 50.1 19.6% 0.7%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 3.5 1.4% 0.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake—Perched 0.1 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 0.1 0.0% 0.0%
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 13.4 5.2% 0.2%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
Riverine 77.7 30.4% 1.1%

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.

Wetland extent changes

Gympie 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 255.6 255.5 255.3 255.3 73.3%
Artificial and highly modified 13.4 13.2 12.9 12.5 n/a
Estuarine 13.3 13.3 13.3 13.3 100.3%
Lacustrine 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 100.0%
Palustrine 151.0 151.1 151.2 151.4 78.3%
Riverine 77.7 77.7 77.8 78.0 58.8%
Gympie local government area wetland extent change by habitat
Habitat 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
Total 255.6 255.5 255.3 255.3
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.2
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 13.1 13.1 13.2 13.2
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 39.3 39.3 39.3 39.3
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 42.0 42.0 42.0 42.0
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamp 50.1 50.1 50.1 50.2
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake—Perched 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 13.4 13.2 12.9 12.4
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Riverine 77.7 77.7 77.8 78.0

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.

Wildlife

Kingdom
Class
Native Introduced Wetland
indicator
species
Rare or
threatened
species
All
TOTAL 3273 330 360 131 3617
Animals 765 24 164 65 803
Mammals 93 11 6 12 104
Birds 391 7 83 26 412
Reptiles 121 1 12 12 122
Amphibians 42 1 17 8 43
Lobe-finned fishes 1 0 1 1 1
Ray-finned fishes 38 4 42 3 42
Cartilaginous fishes 1 0 1 1 1
Lampreys 1 0 1 0 1
Insects 75 0 1 2 75
Malacostracans 2 0 0 0 2
Fungi 411 0 0 0 411
Plants 2047 306 196 66 2353
Protists 50 0 0 0 50

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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Gympie local government area — facts and maps, WetlandInfo, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 13 April 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/lga-gympie/>.

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