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South East Queensland Regional Plan

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South East Queensland Regional Plan wetland area by system 2013
System Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 1,483.9 100.0% 6.5%
Artificial and highly modified 337.0 22.7% 1.5%
Estuarine 225.9 15.2% 1.0%
Lacustrine 16.5 1.1% 0.1%
Palustrine 487.5 32.9% 2.1%
Riverine 417.0 28.1% 1.8%

There are approximately 3,967 lacustrine/palustrine wetlands in this region.

South East Queensland Regional Plan wetland area by habitat 2013
Habitat Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 1,483.9 100.0% 6.5%
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 175.2 11.8% 0.8%
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 50.7 3.4% 0.2%
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 94.3 6.4% 0.4%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 47.0 3.2% 0.2%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 51.3 3.5% 0.2%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 236.1 15.9% 1.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamp 25.1 1.7% 0.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 33.6 2.3% 0.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 11.8 0.8% 0.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake—Window 3.1 0.2% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake—Perched 1.1 0.1% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 0.5 0.0% 0.0%
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 333.4 22.5% 1.5%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 3.3 0.2% 0.0%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 0.3 0.0% 0.0%
Riverine 417.0 28.1% 1.8%

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

South East Queensland Regional Plan wetland extent change by system
System 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
2013/pre-clear
percentage
Total 1,483.9 1,471.7 1,470.5 1,471.5 62.8%
Artificial and highly modified 337.0 321.3 315.0 309.0 n/a
Estuarine 225.9 226.0 226.1 226.4 80.8%
Lacustrine 16.5 16.4 16.4 16.1 99.2%
Palustrine 487.5 489.2 493.1 498.6 43.2%
Riverine 417.0 418.9 420.0 421.5 54.5%
South East Queensland Regional Plan wetland extent change by habitat
Habitat 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
Total 1,483.9 1,471.7 1,470.5 1,471.5
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 175.2 175.2 175.2 175.4
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 50.7 50.8 50.8 51.0
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 94.3 94.7 95.2 96.2
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 47.0 47.3 47.6 47.9
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 51.3 51.3 51.5 51.6
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 236.1 236.9 238.8 242.2
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamp 25.1 25.3 25.7 26.3
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 33.6 33.7 34.1 34.3
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 11.8 11.8 11.8 11.6
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake—Window 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.2
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake—Perched 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 333.4 317.7 311.4 305.5
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Riverine 417.0 418.9 420.0 421.5

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 7729 1078 677 327 8846
Animals 1221 47 291 105 1307
Mammals 137 18 10 20 155
Birds 512 13 93 42 564
Reptiles 164 2 18 16 166
Amphibians 56 1 21 12 57
Lobe-finned fishes 1 0 1 1 1
Ray-finned fishes 67 13 80 5 80
Cartilaginous fishes 15 0 15 3 15
Lampreys 1 0 1 0 1
Insects 257 0 52 5 257
Malacostracans 9 0 0 1 9
Arachnids 1 0 0 0 1
Snails 1 0 0 0 1
Fungi 1702 2 0 0 1704
Plants 4154 1029 386 222 5183
Protists 652 0 0 0 652

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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South East Queensland Regional Plan — facts and maps, WetlandInfo, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 1 February 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/regional-plan-south-east-queensland/>.

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