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Water Quality Improvement Plan catchment 2009 wetland system extents

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2009 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 42,620,437 155,857 400,758 3,562 17,479 18,997 254,607 62,935 685,945 1,600,139
Abbot Bay catchments (Burdekin) 118,919 267 3,718 1,736 17 39 968 2,548 9,293
Alligator Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 20,918 104 989 32 2 240 84 279 1,729
Allingham Creek (Burdekin) 109,324 3 72 2,196 3,966 6,238
Andromache River (Mackay Whitsunday) 40,599 79 1 80 2 842 1,005
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 42 2 12 653 708
Annie River, Saltwater Creek and Fifteen Mile Creek (Eastern Cape York) 269,719 2 67 < 1 6,849 2 1,930 8,852
Baffle (Burnett Mary) 408,475 973 13,439 13 139 10,448 293 6,820 32,125
Bakers Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 18,822 150 957 1 6 357 44 114 1,628
Balclutha Creek (Eastern Cape York) 42,008 30 409 433 872
Barratta Creek (Burdekin) 116,808 706 3,483 22 43 1,133 1,233 3,548 10,167
Barron (Wet Tropics) 218,801 4,668 955 2 56 67 271 141 4,036 10,194
Basalt River (Burdekin) 286,199 80 28 3,101 4 8,553 11,767
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) 203,024 185 13 3,080 111 2,922 6,310
Black River (Burdekin) 147,723 1,093 3,214 11 27 700 607 4,436 10,088
Blackrock Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 23,930 154 1,622 4 30 2 227 2,040
Blacks Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 71,090 1,091 1,233 2,324
Bogie River (Burdekin) 227,541 1,066 12 125 32 14 6,527 7,777
Bowen River (Burdekin) 113,792 437 21 20 12 6,669 7,159
Boyne River (Fitzroy) 249,748 1,851 1,643 5 4,218 4 36 3,832 11,589
Broken River (Burdekin) 228,731 844 6,888 7,731
Burdekin Delta (Burdekin) 113,151 796 14,153 167 877 1,886 5,896 5,271 29,046
Burdekin River (below Dam) (Burdekin) 146,880 349 448 253 99 7,583 8,731
Burdekin River (Blue Range) (Burdekin) 272,356 285 98 211 79 10,851 11,524
Burdekin River (Dam) (Burdekin) 370,188 6,982 < 1 80 300 2 26,881 34,246
Burnett (Burnett Mary) 3,319,539 13,938 1,064 8 1,061 1,492 222 34,244 52,030
Burrum (Burnett Mary) 337,174 3,194 2,662 8 79 8,975 182 10,904 26,004
Callide Creek (Fitzroy) 766,479 2,871 25 30 729 53 3,722 7,430
Calliope River (Fitzroy) 217,716 568 4,389 3 22 29 49 34 946 6,040
Camel Creek (Burdekin) 157,869 78 772 25 118 6 4,649 5,648
Campaspe River (Burdekin) 674,667 358 490 134 2,332 216 26,036 29,566
Cape Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 15,032 20 4,827 < 1 1,077 56 24 6,004
Cape Flattery dune lakes (Eastern Cape York) 25,028 393 741 2,060 12 3,207
Cape River (Burdekin) 913,940 253 40 49 4,106 40 23,235 27,723
Carmichael River (Burdekin) 978,227 741 25 2,484 133 11,785 15,168
Carmilla Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 12,734 19 553 64 17 227 879
Chester River (incl. Scrubby Creek) (Eastern Cape York) 27,577 2 46 111 946 1,106
Clarke River (Burdekin) 646,961 148 47 92 2,077 19,350 21,713
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 5,936 3,026 844 4,355 311 15,132 29,604
Connors River (Fitzroy) 952,700 966 73 57 1,144 110 24,832 27,181
Constant Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 26,516 73 3,110 < 1 127 115 151 3,577
Curtis Island (Fitzroy) 58,456 14,607 749 174 15,529
Daintree (Wet Tropics) 210,670 7 3,257 3 2,259 1,999 7,525
Deighton River (Eastern Cape York) 67,273 10 91 617 718
Diamond Creek (Burdekin) 213,725 311 62 29 15 1,354 1,772
Don River (Burdekin) 120,812 388 1,703 14 15 60 45 3,311 5,536
Douglas Creek (Burdekin) 122,846 125 30 6 2,801 2,961
Dry River (Burdekin) 202,310 43 2 29 3,655 5,312 9,040
Eden Lassie Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 54,000 234 2,242 11 2 88 765 3,342
Endeavour River estuary (Eastern Cape York) 2,257 1,295 90 204 1,588
Endeavour River - lower (incl. Cameron, Poison creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 24,037 24 57 < 1 490 3 357 931
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 31 20 195 1 6,419 6,665
Fitzroy River (Fitzroy) 1,133,947 8,620 24,303 30 676 481 8,320 8,126 13,529 64,085
Flaggy Rock Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 18,893 58 635 < 1 128 153 974
Fox Creek (Burdekin) 320,794 537 63 279 384 1,789 3,052
Gillinbin Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 13,107 30 425 2 1,440 399 2,295
Glenmore Creek (Burdekin) 160,911 40 54 5,049 5,143
Glennie Creek (Eastern Cape York) 36,334 244 244
Goanna, Breakfast, Whiphandle creeks (Eastern Cape York) 56,201 < 1 15 272 1,038 1,326
Gorge, Running creeks (Eastern Cape York) 41,345 20 992 582 1,594
Gray Creek (Burdekin) 169,505 120 18 62 5 3,963 4,168
Gregory River (Mackay Whitsunday) 31,028 244 2,150 134 50 585 3,163
Hann Creek (Burdekin) 185,299 85 34 25 1 6,942 7,087
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) 232,550 543 16,131 280 70 326 2,043 1,853 9,034 30,280
Herbert (Wet Tropics) 984,235 1,332 13,616 2 98 200 12,081 1,198 27,266 55,793
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) 232,153 352 3,516 12 4 3 4,454 43 1,675 10,060
Kangaroo River and coastal creeks (Eastern Cape York) 28,105 13 290 997 1,299
Keelbottom Creek (Burdekin) 164,284 84 51 98 6 7,499 7,739
Kennedy Inlet / Newcastle Bay (Eastern Cape York) 24,824 403 16 75 495
Kennedy River and Little Kennedy Creek (Eastern Cape York) 253,270 21 14 3,286 1,766 5,087
Kirk River (Burdekin) 135,590 149 47 8,451 8,647
Kolan (Burnett Mary) 290,449 6,423 1,480 228 498 36 4,709 13,374
Landers Creek (Burdekin) 106,730 42 20 25 83 3,542 3,712
Laura River (incl. Mosman River, Kennedy Creek) (Eastern Cape York) 203,164 270 657 863 1,790
Lethebrook (Mackay Whitsunday) 37,352 190 694 4 2,540 94 495 4,016
Little Bowen River (Burdekin) 147,193 25 64 10 47 2,477 2,623
Little Laura River (incl. Shepherd, Pine Tree creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 89,372 45 683 11 990 1,730
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 1,119 151 59 13 1,969 3,311
Lolworth Creek (Burdekin) 350,352 19 1,043 19 8,946 31 4,804 14,862
Lower Cape River (Burdekin) 298,561 6,979 11 9 228 146 5,321 12,694
Lower Dawson River (Fitzroy) 1,991,424 4,558 159 784 6,407 910 9,758 22,576
Lower Isaac River (Fitzroy) 272,514 460 170 491 21 4,256 5,397
Lower Suttor River (Burdekin) 268,899 4,016 81 297 8 7,275 11,677
Mackay City (Mackay Whitsunday) 17,126 33 1,614 5 582 22 213 2,470
Mackenzie River (Fitzroy) 1,297,741 3,241 140 1,036 3,829 996 15,248 24,490
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 3,472 4,264 391 6,379 347 14,762 29,615
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 1,194 1,399 867 15 7,418 10,892
Morehead River, Healy Creek and Hann River (Eastern Cape York) 425,766 2 8,242 2,864 11,108
Mossman (Wet Tropics) 47,285 64 1,602 9 11 177 1 412 2,278
Mulgrave-Russell (Wet Tropics) 198,027 1,669 4,742 164 94 8,200 5 1,961 16,833
Murray Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 46,631 116 2,793 45 656 3,610
Murray (Wet Tropics) 110,656 327 8,737 2 2 5,164 34 494 14,760
Myrtle Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 29,516 18 1,498 705 13 295 2,529
Native Companion Creek (Burdekin) 548,474 397 48 271 8 2,925 3,649
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 17,803 126 577 1,419 137 15,207 35,269
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 7 78 4,519 986 5,590
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 6,831 9,482
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 5 575 580
OConnell River (Mackay Whitsunday) 48,766 341 588 15 22 306 29 802 2,105
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) 148,083 387 6 1 2,047 2,440
Pioneer River Main Channel (Mackay Whitsunday) 54,788 616 110 1,784 2,509
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 26 432 458
Reliance Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 10,662 10 1,545 5 65 10 92 1,726
Repulse Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 25,555 1,740 2 6 72 1,819
Rocky Dam Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 51,839 94 5,675 19 2,060 911 1,395 10,154
Rollston River (Burdekin) 144,919 103 35 52 6,039 6,229
Rosella Creek (Burdekin) 147,410 231 268 151 1,779 2,429
Rosetta Creek (Burdekin) 244,047 282 5 424 8 4,762 5,480
Ross River (Burdekin) 131,054 5,900 8,880 29 163 216 353 4,252 19,793
Running River (Burdekin) 110,538 15 1 3,433 3,450
Sandy Creek (Burdekin) 318,941 221 29 291 9 1,223 1,774
Sandy Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 49,935 1,185 831 13 < 1 535 27 717 3,308
Sarina Beaches (Mackay Whitsunday) 8,458 58 643 8 98 115 14 937
Sellheim River (Burdekin) 170,458 9,497 32 26 3,815 13,370
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 1,055 29,760 5 285 20,334 5,397 56,836
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 11 243 1,763
Star River (Burdekin) 199,399 58 14 145 7,743 7,961
Starcke River (Eastern Cape York) 50,093 < 1 66 38 990 462 1,557
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 1,277 26,337 828 26 83 861 7,282 5,039 41,733
Temple Bay and Hudson Bay (Eastern Cape York) 5,735 4 4
Theresa Creek (Fitzroy) 1,149,860 3,588 521 682 156 13,321 18,269
Thompsons Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 18,013 218 3,695 2 3,335 1,457 68 8,776
Trevethan Creek outside National Park (Eastern Cape York) 9,497 1 443 445
Tully (Wet Tropics) 168,340 1,577 1,891 8 15 4,467 79 1,553 9,590
Upper Belyando River (Burdekin) 583,589 376 180 156 129 2,042 2,884
Upper Burdekin River (Burdekin) 448,172 225 2,275 83 12,636 399 10,041 25,659
Upper Cattle Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 18,841 417 417
Upper Dawson River (Fitzroy) 2,315,530 1,410 2,186 959 2,570 216 14,487 21,828
Upper Isaac River (Fitzroy) 1,012,469 3,852 367 1,046 2,142 289 19,082 26,777
Upper Proserpine River (Mackay Whitsunday) 26,621 3,946 159 4,106
Upper Suttor River (Burdekin) 515,807 938 347 401 66 9,361 11,114
Upstart Bay catchments (Burdekin) 129,031 490 10,657 134 66 545 2,579 3,258 17,729
Walker Bay (Eastern Cape York) 246 10 10
Walsh Bay (Eastern Cape York) 189 1 1
Waterhole Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 21,131 44 1,356 3 196 24 83 1,706
Waterpark Creek (Fitzroy) 184,786 95 25,910 33 57 8,884 2,416 5,566 42,962
Weary Bay (Eastern Cape York) 540 0
West Hill Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 18,396 19 1,393 < 1 1,030 282 212 2,936
Weymouth Bay (Eastern Cape York) 4,352 9 9
Whitsunday Coast (Mackay Whitsunday) 19,560 36 684 2 15 8 14 759
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 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.html

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