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Normanby catchment story

The catchment stories present a story using real maps that can be interrogated, zoomed in and moved to explore the area in more detail. They are used to take users through multiple maps, images and videos to provide engaging, in-depth information.

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is part of a series of catchment stories prepared for Queensland.

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Normanby catchment story – Conclusion

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The Normanby Catchment sits in a remarkable part of Australia. This part of Far North Queensland has connections to magnificent landscapes, rich cultural heritage, awe-inspiring coastlines and ultimately the magnificent Great Barrier Reef. People, water, land and biodiversity all combine to make this an area of great significance and value. The catchment includes areas of important grazing and farming, which effectively support Lakeland and increasingly Laura. Realising this and acknowledging the need for careful and sustainable management into the future will help to maintain the exceptional values of the area.

Main images (left to right). Top row: GDE of Lakeland area*; waterbirds of Rinyirra (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL)**; rocky outcrop and rainforest***; Jane Table Hill and saltpans****. Middle row: banana horticulture*; Kings Plains wetland^; Princess Charlotte Bay coastline^^; erosion associated with track***. Bottom row: feral pig^^; ghost bat^^^^; fire^^; cattle grazing on native pastures***.


* provided by Jeff Shellberg

** provided by Graham Herbert ©Queensland Government

*** provided by Robbie Burns ©Queensland Government

**** provided by Matt Wallace ©Queensland Government

^ provided by Bruce Thomson

^^ provided by Andrew Brooks

^^^ provided by Bruce Thomson

Last updated: 13 October 2017

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2017) Normanby catchment story – Conclusion, WetlandInfo website, accessed 18 March 2024. Available at:

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