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Central Queensland Ambient Estuary Program


The map below highlights the areas where sampling has occurred for this program.

Click on the map to view information about the drainage basins in this area.

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Boat Launch
Fitzroy River
Calliope Stacks
Fitzroy River Bridge

Program start date


Program end date

Ongoing but subject to review

Objectives of the program

This program aims to provide:

  • information on condition and trend reporting, for example State of the Environment reporting
  • baseline data for licensing or environmental impact statement purposes
  • reference data for water quality guidelines.

Who is involved?

Lead organisation

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation

Contact details of lead organisation:♲

Partner organisations

No partner organisations

List of indicators monitored

  • Electrical conductivity
  • Temperature
  • Dissolved oxygen
  • Turbidity
  • Clarity
  • pH
  • Nutrients
  • Chlorophyll a

Scale of program

Regional scale

Brief description of sampling locations

Monitoring is conducted in ten estuaries and inshore coastal areas from Tin Can Inlet north to the Fitzroy Estuary. 

Frequency of monitoring


Where is the program reported?

Data from the program has been assessed in the Report on the Long-term Water Quality Monitoring of Estuaries and Inshore Coastal Waters in Central Queensland.

Further work with the Burnett–Mary Regional Group has occurred in response to the above report.  This is available from the Burnett–Mary Region State of the Estuarine Environment Report.

Last updated: 22 March 2013

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2013) Central Queensland Ambient Estuary Program, WetlandInfo website, accessed 18 March 2024. Available at:

Queensland Government
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