Skip links and keyboard navigation

Water Quality Improvement Plan area 2009 wetland system extents

Definition of Water Quality Improvement Plan area

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

Display areas in
2009 wetland system extent by Water Quality Improvement Plan area metadata
Download this table in .CSV format
WQIP area 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 42,620,332 155,857 400,751 3,562 17,479 18,997 254,606 62,935 685,944 1,600,130
Burnett Mary 5,302,218 28,000 22,909 17 13 1,899 27,792 1,080 71,439 153,149
Eastern Cape York 4,547,968 691 97,366 5,422 28 74,276 57 49,650 227,491
Fitzroy 15,610,532 58,153 126,949 899 6,827 10,896 42,919 41,427 169,528 457,598
Burdekin 14,045,826 49,645 61,932 2,370 4,940 5,781 56,419 15,493 342,067 538,648
Mackay Whitsunday 904,077 9,372 45,337 84 15 96 15,599 3,376 13,687 87,566
Wet Tropics 2,209,711 9,995 46,257 191 261 298 37,601 1,501 39,573 135,679

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

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 area 2009 wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-extent-2009/wqip-area.html

Queensland Government
WetlandInfo   —   Department of Environment, Science and Innovation