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Water Quality Improvement Plan catchment 2013 wetland system extents

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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 42,620,437 159,915 400,465 3,585 17,479 19,185 254,230 63,099 685,382 1,603,342
Abbot Bay catchments (Burdekin) 118,919 316 3,718 1,736 17 39 968 2,548 9,342
Alligator Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 20,918 104 999 32 2 240 84 279 1,739
Allingham Creek (Burdekin) 109,324 3 72 2,196 3,966 6,238
Andromache River (Mackay Whitsunday) 40,599 84 1 92 2 837 1,016
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 12 653 709
Annie River, Saltwater Creek and Fifteen Mile Creek (Eastern Cape York) 269,719 4 67 < 1 6,849 2 1,930 8,854
Baffle (Burnett Mary) 408,475 1,002 13,436 13 139 10,429 293 6,814 32,127
Bakers Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 18,822 153 971 1 5 355 44 114 1,642
Balclutha Creek (Eastern Cape York) 42,008 30 409 433 872
Barratta Creek (Burdekin) 116,808 707 3,483 22 38 1,133 1,248 3,548 10,179
Barron (Wet Tropics) 218,801 4,672 956 < 1 56 69 272 141 4,036 10,202
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) 203,024 194 13 3,080 111 2,922 6,319
Black River (Burdekin) 147,723 1,114 3,214 11 27 695 606 4,428 10,094
Blackrock Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 23,930 162 1,622 4 30 2 227 2,047
Blacks Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 71,090 1,094 1,233 2,326
Bogie River (Burdekin) 227,541 1,103 12 125 32 14 6,518 7,805
Bowen River (Burdekin) 113,792 441 21 20 12 6,669 7,164
Boyne River (Fitzroy) 249,748 2,077 1,643 5 4,218 4 36 3,812 11,796
Broken River (Burdekin) 228,731 844 6,888 7,731
Burdekin Delta (Burdekin) 113,151 800 14,153 167 877 1,886 5,893 5,269 29,045
Burdekin River (below Dam) (Burdekin) 146,880 349 448 200 206 7,579 8,782
Burdekin River (Blue Range) (Burdekin) 272,356 288 98 211 79 10,851 11,527
Burdekin River (Dam) (Burdekin) 370,188 6,984 < 1 80 300 2 26,879 34,245
Burnett (Burnett Mary) 3,319,539 14,105 1,061 8 1,060 1,499 242 34,231 52,206
Burrum (Burnett Mary) 337,174 3,280 2,662 8 79 8,968 182 10,892 26,070
Callide Creek (Fitzroy) 766,479 2,908 25 30 729 53 3,722 7,467
Calliope River (Fitzroy) 217,716 620 4,093 26 22 173 49 34 946 5,963
Camel Creek (Burdekin) 157,869 79 772 26 118 6 4,649 5,650
Campaspe River (Burdekin) 674,667 376 490 138 2,330 216 26,034 29,584
Cape Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 15,032 21 4,827 < 1 1,077 56 24 6,005
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 27,722
Carmichael River (Burdekin) 978,227 747 25 2,484 133 11,784 15,173
Carmilla Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 12,734 43 553 64 17 227 903
Chester River (incl. Scrubby Creek) (Eastern Cape York) 27,577 2 46 111 946 1,106
Clarke River (Burdekin) 646,961 153 47 92 2,077 19,350 21,718
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 2 828 1,200 1,657 3,687
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 6,149 3,025 846 4,222 311 15,090 29,642
Connors River (Fitzroy) 952,700 1,025 73 57 1,143 110 24,787 27,195
Constant Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 26,516 74 3,106 < 1 126 115 151 3,574
Curtis Island (Fitzroy) 58,456 10 14,568 749 174 15,500
Daintree (Wet Tropics) 210,670 8 3,257 3 2,260 1,999 7,527
Deighton River (Eastern Cape York) 67,273 10 91 617 718
Diamond Creek (Burdekin) 213,725 313 62 29 15 1,354 1,774
Don River (Burdekin) 120,812 392 1,703 14 15 60 45 3,302 5,532
Douglas Creek (Burdekin) 122,846 129 30 6 2,801 2,965
Dry River (Burdekin) 202,310 43 2 29 3,655 5,312 9,040
Eden Lassie Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 54,000 241 2,242 11 2 88 760 3,344
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 4 1,054 630 1,689
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 8,683 24,303 30 676 496 8,296 8,127 13,525 64,137
Flaggy Rock Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 18,893 58 635 < 1 128 153 974
Fox Creek (Burdekin) 320,794 537 63 279 384 1,762 3,025
Gillinbin Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 13,107 30 425 2 1,431 399 2,286
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 1,327
Gorge, Running creeks (Eastern Cape York) 41,345 20 992 582 1,594
Gray Creek (Burdekin) 169,505 122 18 62 5 3,963 4,170
Gregory River (Mackay Whitsunday) 31,028 274 2,150 133 50 581 3,189
Hann Creek (Burdekin) 185,299 86 34 25 1 6,940 7,086
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) 232,550 573 16,130 281 70 326 2,043 1,853 9,032 30,308
Herbert (Wet Tropics) 984,235 1,337 13,625 2 98 200 12,093 1,198 27,265 55,818
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) 232,153 347 3,516 12 4 3 4,456 43 1,674 10,055
Kangaroo River and coastal creeks (Eastern Cape York) 28,105 13 290 997 1,299
Keelbottom Creek (Burdekin) 164,284 86 51 98 6 7,499 7,741
Kennedy Inlet / Newcastle Bay (Eastern Cape York) 24,824 408 16 75 500
Kennedy River and Little Kennedy Creek (Eastern Cape York) 253,270 21 14 3,286 1,766 5,087
Kirk River (Burdekin) 135,590 162 47 8,451 8,661
Kolan (Burnett Mary) 290,449 6,429 1,479 228 494 36 4,700 13,366
Landers Creek (Burdekin) 106,730 44 20 25 83 3,542 3,714
Laura River (incl. Mosman River, Kennedy Creek) (Eastern Cape York) 203,164 271 657 863 1,791
Lethebrook (Mackay Whitsunday) 37,352 190 694 4 2,520 94 494 3,995
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 48 682 11 990 1,732
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 1,123 152 59 13 1,969 3,316
Lolworth Creek (Burdekin) 350,352 19 1,043 19 8,946 31 4,804 14,862
Lower Cape River (Burdekin) 298,561 6,980 11 9 228 146 5,321 12,695
Lower Dawson River (Fitzroy) 1,991,424 4,775 159 784 6,407 910 9,758 22,794
Lower Isaac River (Fitzroy) 272,514 473 170 491 21 4,258 5,411
Lower Suttor River (Burdekin) 268,899 4,025 81 294 8 7,195 11,603
Mackay City (Mackay Whitsunday) 17,126 44 1,615 5 544 23 213 2,444
Mackenzie River (Fitzroy) 1,297,741 3,684 140 1,053 3,796 1,022 15,237 24,932
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 1 14 1,159 157 1,332
Mary (Burnett Mary) 946,581 3,497 4,264 391 6,365 347 14,747 29,611
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 1,319 1,399 867 15 7,415 11,015
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 11 173 1 411 2,271
Mulgrave-Russell (Wet Tropics) 198,027 1,653 4,742 164 94 8,212 5 1,979 16,848
Murray Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 46,631 118 2,793 45 656 3,613
Murray (Wet Tropics) 110,656 327 8,737 2 2 5,159 34 494 14,755
Myrtle Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 29,516 18 1,498 705 13 295 2,528
Native Companion Creek (Burdekin) 548,474 412 48 271 8 2,923 3,662
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 17,820 126 577 1,419 137 15,204 35,282
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) 290,818 182 < 1 2,469 6,832 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 1 4,122 1 1,438 5,564
Oaky , Wallace, Lyon creeks (Eastern Cape York) 33,909 5 575 580
OConnell River (Mackay Whitsunday) 48,766 344 588 15 22 302 29 801 2,102
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) 148,083 430 6 1 2,047 2,483
Pioneer River Main Channel (Mackay Whitsunday) 54,788 618 109 1,784 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 26 431 457
Reliance Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 10,662 11 1,545 5 65 10 92 1,727
Repulse Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 25,555 1,740 2 6 72 1,819
Rocky Dam Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 51,839 94 5,677 26 2,044 911 1,395 10,146
Rollston River (Burdekin) 144,919 106 36 52 6,039 6,232
Rosella Creek (Burdekin) 147,410 266 268 151 1,779 2,464
Rosetta Creek (Burdekin) 244,047 283 5 424 8 4,762 5,481
Ross River (Burdekin) 131,054 5,923 8,879 29 163 215 353 4,249 19,811
Running River (Burdekin) 110,538 19 1 3,433 3,454
Sandy Creek (Burdekin) 318,941 228 29 291 9 1,223 1,780
Sandy Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 49,935 1,187 844 13 < 1 542 27 717 3,331
Sarina Beaches (Mackay Whitsunday) 8,458 58 643 8 98 115 14 937
Sellheim River (Burdekin) 170,458 9,498 32 26 3,809 13,365
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 1,211 29,760 5 285 20,334 5,397 56,992
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 7,734 7,951
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 6 364 370
Stewart River, Terrible Creek (Eastern Cape York) 37,627 37 344 381
Stones Creek (Burdekin) 77,525 6 14 2,918 2,939
Styx River (Fitzroy) 299,512 1,292 26,326 828 26 83 861 7,288 5,038 41,743
Temple Bay and Hudson Bay (Eastern Cape York) 5,735 4 4
Theresa Creek (Fitzroy) 1,149,860 3,893 521 681 145 13,321 18,561
Thompsons Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 18,013 218 3,693 2 3,325 1,457 68 8,763
Trevethan Creek outside National Park (Eastern Cape York) 9,497 1 443 445
Tully (Wet Tropics) 168,340 1,592 1,890 8 15 4,465 79 1,553 9,603
Upper Belyando River (Burdekin) 583,589 383 180 156 129 2,042 2,890
Upper Burdekin River (Burdekin) 448,172 225 2,275 83 12,636 399 10,037 25,655
Upper Cattle Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 18,841 417 417
Upper Dawson River (Fitzroy) 2,315,530 1,504 2,186 959 2,570 216 14,436 21,872
Upper Isaac River (Fitzroy) 1,012,469 4,912 367 1,046 2,137 288 19,019 27,769
Upper Proserpine River (Mackay Whitsunday) 26,621 3,946 159 4,106
Upper Suttor River (Burdekin) 515,807 1,067 347 401 66 9,350 11,231
Upstart Bay catchments (Burdekin) 129,031 501 10,657 134 66 538 2,584 3,186 17,667
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 3 195 24 78 1,699
Waterpark Creek (Fitzroy) 184,786 95 25,918 33 57 8,884 2,416 5,566 42,969
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 14 758
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 2013 wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-extent-2013/wqip.html

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