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Water Quality Improvement Plan catchment 2005 wetland system extents

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2005 wetland system extent by Water Quality Improvement Plan catchment metadata
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WQIP catchment Total area
(ha)
Wetland area by system Total
wetland area
(ha)
artificial and highly modified intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (natural) intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (slightly modified natural) lacustrine (natural) lacustrine (slightly modified natural) palustrine (natural) palustrine (slightly modified natural) riverine
Total 42,620,437 150,991 400,882 3,544 17,479 18,854 255,035 62,907 686,726 1,596,417
Abbot Bay catchments (Burdekin) 118,919 257 3,718 1,736 17 39 968 2,551 9,286
Alligator Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 20,918 101 990 32 2 240 84 279 1,727
Allingham Creek (Burdekin) 109,324 3 72 2,196 3,966 6,238
Andromache River (Mackay Whitsunday) 40,599 77 1 80 2 844 1,004
Annan River estuary (Eastern Cape York) 1,883 48 732 205 5 152 1,142
Annan River - lower, outside National Park (incl. Esk River, Hardwicke Creek) (Eastern Cape York) 18,005 13 32 8 24 25 673 775
Annan River - upper (above gorge) outside National Park (Eastern Cape York) 35,739 14 22 12 653 701
Annie River, Saltwater Creek and Fifteen Mile Creek (Eastern Cape York) 269,719 1 67 < 1 6,852 2 1,930 8,853
Baffle (Burnett Mary) 408,475 952 13,439 13 139 10,514 293 6,847 32,197
Bakers Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 18,822 117 960 3 366 39 114 1,599
Balclutha Creek (Eastern Cape York) 42,008 30 409 433 872
Barratta Creek (Burdekin) 116,808 705 3,483 22 43 1,133 1,233 3,549 10,168
Barron (Wet Tropics) 218,801 4,636 950 2 56 66 272 141 4,040 10,163
Basalt River (Burdekin) 286,199 66 28 3,101 4 8,553 11,753
Bathurst and Ninian Bays (Eastern Cape York) 24,974 7 < 1 7
Bathurst Bay draining creeks (incl. Muck River) (Eastern Cape York) 53,352 1,825 240 306 2,371
Belyando floodplain (Burdekin) 203,024 182 13 3,080 111 2,922 6,307
Black River (Burdekin) 147,723 1,070 3,229 11 27 719 607 4,479 10,141
Blackrock Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 23,930 152 1,622 4 30 2 227 2,037
Blacks Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 71,090 1,091 1,233 2,324
Bogie River (Burdekin) 227,541 1,063 12 125 32 14 6,527 7,774
Bowen River (Burdekin) 113,792 424 21 20 12 6,671 7,149
Boyne River (Fitzroy) 249,748 1,733 1,643 5 4,218 4 36 3,834 11,474
Broken River (Burdekin) 228,731 841 6,888 7,729
Burdekin Delta (Burdekin) 113,151 748 14,153 167 875 1,886 5,905 5,273 29,008
Burdekin River (below Dam) (Burdekin) 146,880 346 448 253 99 7,584 8,729
Burdekin River (Blue Range) (Burdekin) 272,356 277 98 211 79 10,852 11,517
Burdekin River (Dam) (Burdekin) 370,188 6,979 < 1 80 300 2 26,882 34,243
Burnett (Burnett Mary) 3,319,539 13,631 1,064 8 1,061 1,495 222 34,304 51,784
Burrum (Burnett Mary) 337,174 3,020 2,662 8 68 9,020 164 10,928 25,871
Callide Creek (Fitzroy) 766,479 2,820 25 30 729 53 3,722 7,379
Calliope River (Fitzroy) 217,716 567 4,390 3 22 31 49 34 946 6,043
Camel Creek (Burdekin) 157,869 74 772 25 118 6 4,649 5,644
Campaspe River (Burdekin) 674,667 310 490 134 2,335 216 26,054 29,540
Cape Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 15,032 18 4,827 < 1 1,077 56 24 6,003
Cape Flattery dune lakes (Eastern Cape York) 25,028 393 741 2,060 12 3,207
Cape River (Burdekin) 913,940 253 40 49 4,142 40 23,235 27,758
Carmichael River (Burdekin) 978,227 735 25 2,484 133 11,786 15,163
Carmilla Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 12,734 8 553 64 17 227 870
Chester River (incl. Scrubby Creek) (Eastern Cape York) 27,577 2 46 111 946 1,106
Clarke River (Burdekin) 646,961 133 47 92 2,077 19,357 21,706
Claudie River (incl. Deep, Swamp creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 15,927 < 1 165 70 628 864
Coastal creeks and dunes (north of Nesbit) (Eastern Cape York) 44,836 2 822 1,200 1,657 3,681
Coastal creeks (Eastern Cape York) 48,061 394 60 2,859 47 3,359
Coastal dunes north shore of Endeavour River (Eastern Cape York) 5,863 21 151 < 1 172
Comet River (Fitzroy) 1,729,049 5,684 3,026 844 4,355 311 15,136 29,355
Connors River (Fitzroy) 952,700 753 73 57 1,149 110 24,881 27,022
Constant Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 26,516 71 3,110 < 1 127 115 151 3,575
Curtis Island (Fitzroy) 58,456 14,608 749 174 15,531
Daintree (Wet Tropics) 210,670 1 3,256 3 2,257 1,996 7,514
Deighton River (Eastern Cape York) 67,273 9 91 617 717
Diamond Creek (Burdekin) 213,725 279 62 29 15 1,354 1,740
Don River (Burdekin) 120,812 323 1,703 14 15 60 42 3,314 5,472
Douglas Creek (Burdekin) 122,846 124 30 6 2,802 2,961
Dry River (Burdekin) 202,310 38 2 29 3,655 5,318 9,042
Eden Lassie Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 54,000 49 2,242 11 2 89 781 3,174
Endeavour River estuary (Eastern Cape York) 2,257 1,295 90 206 1,590
Endeavour River - lower (incl. Cameron, Poison creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 24,037 24 57 < 1 490 3 358 932
Endeavour River - north branch (incl. Isabella, Mango Tree creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 18,019 5 88 253 345
Endeavour River - right branch (Eastern Cape York) 38,771 < 1 1,054 630 1,685
Endeavour River - south branch (Eastern Cape York) 14,720 0
Escape River (Eastern Cape York) 32,685 457 256 3,445 < 1 4,159
Estuaries draining into Temple Bay, Hudson Bay (Eastern Cape York) 4,110 3,467 7 4 3,479
Estuaries (incl. Jacky Jacky, Escape, Harmer) (Eastern Cape York) 26,482 24,044 182 < 1 24,227
Estuaries (incl. Stewart, Rocky, other estuaries) (Eastern Cape York) 9,927 6,404 76 13 6,493
Fanning River (Burdekin) 110,772 29 20 195 1 6,419 6,663
Fitzroy River (Fitzroy) 1,133,947 8,545 24,305 30 676 479 8,326 8,100 13,536 63,997
Flaggy Rock Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 18,893 51 635 < 1 134 153 973
Fox Creek (Burdekin) 320,794 443 63 281 384 1,789 2,961
Gillinbin Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 13,107 30 425 2 1,440 400 2,296
Glenmore Creek (Burdekin) 160,911 39 54 5,049 5,142
Glennie Creek (Eastern Cape York) 36,334 244 244
Goanna, Breakfast, Whiphandle creeks (Eastern Cape York) 56,201 15 272 1,038 1,325
Gorge, Running creeks (Eastern Cape York) 41,345 20 992 582 1,594
Gray Creek (Burdekin) 169,505 111 16 62 5 3,963 4,157
Gregory River (Mackay Whitsunday) 31,028 171 2,155 133 46 589 3,094
Hann Creek (Burdekin) 185,299 82 34 25 1 6,943 7,085
Hann Creek (Eastern Cape York) 28,672 2 2
Harmer, Little Harmer Creeks (Eastern Cape York) 108,898 161 359 1,778 312 2,610
Haughton River (Burdekin) 232,550 408 16,131 280 70 335 2,044 1,852 9,044 30,164
Herbert (Wet Tropics) 984,235 1,319 13,611 2 98 200 12,068 1,198 27,265 55,760
Hinchinbrook Island (Wet Tropics) 39,543 7,941 528 177 8,646
Indian Bay (Eastern Cape York) 863 0
Jack River and Beattie Creek (Eastern Cape York) 148,352 1,963 1,958 3,921
Jacky Jacky Creek (Eastern Cape York) 31,041 46 5,753 135 5,934
Jeannie estuaries (incl. Horwick, Starcke, Dead Dog and other estuaries) (Eastern Cape York) 9,543 8,530 0 < 1 3 8,533
Jeannie River (Eastern Cape York) 46,942 100 28 710 838
Johnstone (Wet Tropics) 232,153 344 3,517 12 4 3 4,460 43 1,676 10,058
Kangaroo River and coastal creeks (Eastern Cape York) 28,105 13 290 997 1,299
Keelbottom Creek (Burdekin) 164,284 84 51 98 6 7,500 7,740
Kennedy Inlet / Newcastle Bay (Eastern Cape York) 24,824 403 16 75 495
Kennedy River and Little Kennedy Creek (Eastern Cape York) 253,270 14 14 3,289 1,766 5,083
Kirk River (Burdekin) 135,590 122 47 8,452 8,621
Kolan (Burnett Mary) 290,449 6,407 1,480 228 502 36 4,717 13,370
Landers Creek (Burdekin) 106,730 42 20 25 83 3,542 3,712
Laura River (incl. Mosman River, Kennedy Creek) (Eastern Cape York) 203,164 266 657 863 1,786
Lethebrook (Mackay Whitsunday) 37,352 170 694 4 2,527 94 504 3,992
Little Bowen River (Burdekin) 147,193 24 64 10 47 2,478 2,622
Little Laura River (incl. Shepherd, Pine Tree creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 89,372 27 683 11 990 1,712
Lloyd Bay (Eastern Cape York) 5,422 518 518
Lockhart, Claudie and adjacent estuaries (Eastern Cape York) 9,537 7,782 11 26 7,819
Lockhart River (incl. Eden, Arroto and Scrubby creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 82,829 6 9 343 2,875 3,233
Lockhart town and surrounds (incl. dunes) (Eastern Cape York) 4,018 69 < 1 370 440
Logan Creek (Burdekin) 403,627 1,082 151 59 13 1,969 3,274
Lolworth Creek (Burdekin) 350,352 19 1,043 19 8,946 31 4,804 14,862
Lower Cape River (Burdekin) 298,561 6,975 11 9 228 146 5,321 12,691
Lower Dawson River (Fitzroy) 1,991,424 4,261 159 784 6,431 910 9,758 22,304
Lower Isaac River (Fitzroy) 272,514 428 170 486 21 4,258 5,362
Lower Suttor River (Burdekin) 268,899 4,012 81 297 8 7,297 11,695
Mackay City (Mackay Whitsunday) 17,126 31 1,619 5 585 22 220 2,481
Mackenzie River (Fitzroy) 1,297,741 3,008 140 1,027 3,956 989 15,308 24,429
Margaret Bay (Eastern Cape York) 833 3 3
Marion Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 11,201 84 672 20 139 348 1,263
Marrett River, Sandalwood and Birthday creeks (Eastern Cape York) 134,518 14 1,159 157 1,331
Mary (Burnett Mary) 946,581 3,420 4,262 391 6,388 346 14,783 29,591
Massy Creek, Rocky River (Eastern Cape York) 48,405 < 1 1 349 2,621 2,972
McIvor, Morgan rivers and coastal creeks (Eastern Cape York) 58,801 501 321 2,998 637 4,457
Middle and West Claudie Rivers (incl. Gordon, Scrubby creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 17,736 0
Mistake Creek (Burdekin) 587,421 1,100 1,399 867 15 7,420 10,800
Morehead River, Healy Creek and Hann River (Eastern Cape York) 425,766 2 8,242 2,864 11,108
Mossman (Wet Tropics) 47,285 49 1,600 9 11 176 1 420 2,266
Mulgrave-Russell (Wet Tropics) 198,027 1,666 4,736 164 94 8,199 5 1,961 16,824
Murray Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 46,631 112 2,792 45 657 3,606
Murray (Wet Tropics) 110,656 327 8,736 2 2 5,176 34 486 14,762
Myrtle Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 29,516 18 1,498 705 13 292 2,526
Native Companion Creek (Burdekin) 548,474 314 48 271 8 2,925 3,566
Nesbit, Chester and adjacent estuaries (Eastern Cape York) 4,338 3,026 37 84 3,147
Nesbit River (incl. Leo Creek) (Eastern Cape York) 68,059 < 1 444 121 565
Nogoa River (Fitzroy) 1,616,991 17,708 126 577 1,419 137 15,227 35,193
Normanby estuarine waters (incl. Bizant, Normanby, Saltwater and others adjacent Princess Charlotte Bay) (Eastern Cape York) 54,162 27,761 866 82 28,709
Normanby /lower Laura rivers (incl. Brown, Cabbage Tree creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 205,565 3 78 4,519 986 5,586
Normanby River - lower and Bizant River (Eastern Cape York) 105,992 401 5,365 2,730 8,496
Normanby - upper (incl. West, East and Granite Normanby Rivers, Bridge Ck) (Eastern Cape York) 290,818 180 < 1 2,469 6,833 9,483
North Jacky Jacky Creek – dune lakes (Eastern Cape York) 13,858 142 154 745 289 1,330
North Jeannie coastal creeks outside National Park (incl. Horwick River, Wakooka Creek) (Eastern Cape York) 110,554 5,269 44 628 979 6,921
North Kennedy River (Eastern Cape York) 191,510 1 4,122 1 1,438 5,563
Oaky , Wallace, Lyon creeks (Eastern Cape York) 33,909 5 578 583
OConnell River (Mackay Whitsunday) 48,766 322 590 15 21 305 29 836 2,118
Olive River estuary (Eastern Cape York) 751 470 101 571
Olive River (incl. Horseshoe, Scorpion creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 124,133 < 1 < 1 3,506 374 3,880
Pascoe - headwaters (incl. Little Pascoe, Fall creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 64,780 74 3,274 3,348
Pascoe - lower, outside National Park (incl. Tin and coastal creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 36,638 622 832 1,454
Pascoe - mid (incl. Garraway, Brown creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 31,243 266 266
Pascoe - mid (incl. Hamilton Creek) (Eastern Cape York) 11,269 206 206
Pascoe River estuary and other estuaries draining into Wemouth Bay (Eastern Cape York) 1,325 112 8 4 124
Pascoe - upper (incl. Yam, One Mile creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 36,658 115 115
Pelican Creek (Burdekin) 148,083 200 6 1 2,047 2,254
Pioneer River Main Channel (Mackay Whitsunday) 54,788 613 112 1,787 2,511
Plane Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 15,963 42 950 54 14 178 1,238
Port of Cape Flattery (land side) (Eastern Cape York) 9,437 10 10 521 348 11 5 904
Port of Cape Flattery marine waters (Eastern Cape York) 14,707 22 22
Port of Cooktown marine waters (Eastern Cape York) 3,067 11 11
Port of Quintell Beach marine waters (Eastern Cape York) 1,364 2 2
Princess Charlotte Bay (Eastern Cape York) 137,329 25 25
Proserpine River Main Channel (Mackay Whitsunday) 8,490 26 443 469
Reliance Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 10,662 8 1,545 5 66 8 92 1,724
Repulse Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 25,555 1,740 2 6 72 1,819
Rocky Dam Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 51,839 78 5,674 19 2,082 911 1,396 10,160
Rollston River (Burdekin) 144,919 103 35 52 6,039 6,229
Rosella Creek (Burdekin) 147,410 185 268 151 1,779 2,383
Rosetta Creek (Burdekin) 244,047 269 5 424 8 4,762 5,468
Ross River (Burdekin) 131,054 5,836 8,880 29 163 216 353 4,267 19,743
Running River (Burdekin) 110,538 9 1 3,433 3,443
Sandy Creek (Burdekin) 318,941 179 29 291 9 1,223 1,731
Sandy Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 49,935 1,122 832 13 < 1 536 24 717 3,244
Sarina Beaches (Mackay Whitsunday) 8,458 54 643 8 98 115 14 933
Sellheim River (Burdekin) 170,458 9,490 32 26 3,815 13,363
Shelburne Bay dune lakes (Eastern Cape York) 49,236 70 2,754 889 1 3,714
Shelburne Bay (Eastern Cape York) 25,164 24 < 1 24
Shoalwater Creek (Fitzroy) 361,610 900 29,842 5 285 20,252 5,411 56,695
South Annan coastal creeks outside National Park (Eastern Cape York) 15,542 560 263 205 1,027
St Helens Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 18,566 40 1,457 13 12 243 1,765
Star River (Burdekin) 199,399 55 14 145 7,744 7,958
Starcke River (Eastern Cape York) 50,093 66 38 990 462 1,556
Stewart River - headwaters outside National Park (incl. Little Stewart, Station creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 38,767 364 364
Stewart River, Terrible Creek (Eastern Cape York) 37,627 37 344 381
Stones Creek (Burdekin) 77,525 4 14 2,918 2,937
Styx River (Fitzroy) 299,512 1,248 26,375 810 26 83 862 7,266 5,052 41,722
Temple Bay and Hudson Bay (Eastern Cape York) 5,735 4 4
Theresa Creek (Fitzroy) 1,149,860 3,321 521 684 156 13,344 18,026
Thompsons Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 18,013 218 3,683 2 3,345 1,457 69 8,774
Trevethan Creek outside National Park (Eastern Cape York) 9,497 1 443 445
Tully (Wet Tropics) 168,340 1,575 1,890 8 15 4,469 79 1,536 9,572
Upper Belyando River (Burdekin) 583,589 285 44 156 263 2,044 2,792
Upper Burdekin River (Burdekin) 448,172 221 2,275 83 12,636 399 10,041 25,655
Upper Cattle Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 18,841 415 415
Upper Dawson River (Fitzroy) 2,315,530 1,347 2,186 959 2,571 216 14,528 21,807
Upper Isaac River (Fitzroy) 1,012,469 3,447 367 1,046 2,147 289 19,112 26,407
Upper Proserpine River (Mackay Whitsunday) 26,621 3,945 162 4,107
Upper Suttor River (Burdekin) 515,807 841 356 404 66 9,474 11,140
Upstart Bay catchments (Burdekin) 129,031 471 10,659 134 66 545 2,577 3,286 17,738
Walker Bay (Eastern Cape York) 246 10 10
Walsh Bay (Eastern Cape York) 189 1 1
Waterhole Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 21,131 43 1,357 2 209 24 93 1,728
Waterpark Creek (Fitzroy) 184,786 77 25,910 33 46 8,887 2,415 5,566 42,934
Weary Bay (Eastern Cape York) 540 0
West Hill Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 18,396 12 1,393 1,033 282 212 2,933
Weymouth Bay (Eastern Cape York) 4,352 9 9
Whitsunday Coast (Mackay Whitsunday) 19,560 33 687 2 15 8 15 760
Wilson Creek, Portland Road coastal creeks (Eastern Cape York) 13,471 1 373 3 27 215 619

Note that these totals may be lower than the Queensland totals due to incomplete coverage of Water Quality Improvement Plan catchments.

Disclaimer

Areas do not include marine or estuarine waters but do include estuarine wetland vegetation
(e.g. mangroves and tidal flats).

All statistics are approximate and generated based on data transformed to a customised Albers equal-area projection, thus allowing wetland extent change for different regions of Queensland to be comparable.

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.


This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2022) Water Quality Improvement Plan catchment 2005 wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-extent-2005/wqip.html

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