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Water Quality Improvement Plan catchment 2017 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 42,620,437 163,509 400,171 3,577 17,479 19,231 253,671 63,346 684,426 1,605,409
Abbot Bay catchments (Burdekin) 118,919 321 3,716 1,736 17 39 968 2,546 9,343
Alligator Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 20,918 105 1,000 32 2 238 84 279 1,740
Allingham Creek (Burdekin) 109,324 3 72 2,196 3,966 6,238
Andromache River (Mackay Whitsunday) 40,599 84 1 92 2 836 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 5 67 < 1 6,849 2 1,930 8,855
Baffle (Burnett Mary) 408,475 1,019 13,427 13 140 10,347 293 6,805 32,045
Bakers Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 18,822 155 968 1 5 355 43 112 1,638
Balclutha Creek (Eastern Cape York) 42,008 1 30 409 433 873
Barratta Creek (Burdekin) 116,808 716 3,475 22 70 1,130 1,239 3,549 10,202
Barron (Wet Tropics) 218,801 4,693 956 < 1 56 69 272 141 4,031 10,218
Basalt River (Burdekin) 286,199 80 28 3,113 4 8,613 11,838
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) 203,024 197 13 3,080 111 2,922 6,322
Black River (Burdekin) 147,723 1,128 3,203 3 29 691 608 4,421 10,082
Blackrock Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 23,930 164 1,622 4 30 2 227 2,049
Blacks Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 71,090 1,099 1,232 2,331
Bogie River (Burdekin) 227,541 1,131 12 125 32 14 6,518 7,833
Bowen River (Burdekin) 113,792 451 21 20 12 6,669 7,174
Boyne River (Fitzroy) 249,748 2,081 1,640 5 4,218 4 36 3,809 11,793
Broken River (Burdekin) 228,731 844 6,888 7,731
Burdekin Delta (Burdekin) 113,151 804 14,135 167 877 1,887 5,908 5,267 29,044
Burdekin River (below Dam) (Burdekin) 146,880 349 448 200 206 7,577 8,780
Burdekin River (Blue Range) (Burdekin) 272,356 288 98 211 79 10,851 11,527
Burdekin River (Dam) (Burdekin) 370,188 6,985 < 1 80 300 2 26,811 34,179
Burnett (Burnett Mary) 3,319,539 14,181 1,058 8 1,060 1,497 242 34,144 52,191
Burrum (Burnett Mary) 337,174 3,304 2,662 8 84 8,945 182 10,864 26,049
Callide Creek (Fitzroy) 766,479 2,941 25 30 729 53 3,722 7,500
Calliope River (Fitzroy) 217,716 633 4,089 26 22 160 49 34 945 5,958
Camel Creek (Burdekin) 157,869 79 772 26 118 6 4,649 5,650
Campaspe River (Burdekin) 674,667 379 490 138 2,330 216 26,033 29,586
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) 913,940 258 40 49 4,106 40 23,233 27,725
Carmichael River (Burdekin) 978,227 758 25 2,466 133 11,658 15,040
Carmilla Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 12,734 43 553 64 17 226 903
Chester River (incl. Scrubby Creek) (Eastern Cape York) 27,577 2 46 111 946 1,106
Clarke River (Burdekin) 646,961 155 47 92 2,078 19,350 21,722
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 6,186 3,026 846 4,214 311 15,059 29,640
Connors River (Fitzroy) 952,700 1,148 73 57 1,143 110 24,676 27,206
Constant Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 26,516 76 3,106 < 1 126 115 151 3,575
Curtis Island (Fitzroy) 58,456 10 14,568 749 174 15,500
Daintree (Wet Tropics) 210,670 8 3,257 3 2,258 2,000 7,526
Deighton River (Eastern Cape York) 67,273 10 91 617 718
Diamond Creek (Burdekin) 213,725 315 62 29 15 1,352 1,774
Don River (Burdekin) 120,812 396 1,703 14 15 60 45 3,301 5,534
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) 54,000 260 2,242 11 2 82 749 3,346
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 26 57 < 1 490 3 356 932
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 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 6,423 6,670
Fitzroy River (Fitzroy) 1,133,947 8,764 24,303 30 676 494 8,142 8,126 13,506 64,041
Flaggy Rock Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 18,893 58 635 < 1 128 153 974
Fox Creek (Burdekin) 320,794 644 63 278 384 1,760 3,130
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) 169,505 129 18 62 5 3,963 4,178
Gregory River (Mackay Whitsunday) 31,028 361 2,150 133 50 563 3,257
Hann Creek (Burdekin) 185,299 86 34 25 1 6,925 7,070
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) 232,550 626 15,907 281 70 331 2,066 2,080 9,163 30,524
Herbert (Wet Tropics) 984,235 1,344 13,624 2 98 205 12,064 1,198 27,260 55,794
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 4,452 43 1,673 10,050
Kangaroo River and coastal creeks (Eastern Cape York) 28,105 13 290 997 1,299
Keelbottom Creek (Burdekin) 164,284 86 51 98 6 7,518 7,760
Kennedy Inlet / Newcastle Bay (Eastern Cape York) 24,824 408 16 75 500
Kennedy River and Little Kennedy Creek (Eastern Cape York) 253,270 24 14 3,286 1,766 5,089
Kirk River (Burdekin) 135,590 174 47 8,453 8,674
Kolan (Burnett Mary) 290,449 6,433 1,479 231 488 36 4,693 13,361
Landers Creek (Burdekin) 106,730 46 20 25 83 3,542 3,716
Laura River (incl. Mosman River, Kennedy Creek) (Eastern Cape York) 203,164 315 657 863 1,835
Lethebrook (Mackay Whitsunday) 37,352 204 694 4 2,519 94 492 4,006
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 59 682 11 990 1,743
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 1,129 152 59 13 1,969 3,322
Lolworth Creek (Burdekin) 350,352 19 1,043 19 8,946 31 4,803 14,862
Lower Cape River (Burdekin) 298,561 6,983 11 9 228 146 5,321 12,698
Lower Dawson River (Fitzroy) 1,991,424 5,132 159 784 6,304 910 9,739 23,028
Lower Isaac River (Fitzroy) 272,514 531 170 495 21 4,249 5,465
Lower Suttor River (Burdekin) 268,899 4,026 81 294 8 7,195 11,604
Mackay City (Mackay Whitsunday) 17,126 49 1,617 5 544 23 213 2,451
Mackenzie River (Fitzroy) 1,297,741 4,267 140 1,060 3,711 1,008 15,090 25,277
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 3,529 4,264 391 6,364 347 14,730 29,625
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 1,434 1,399 867 15 7,260 10,974
Morehead River, Healy Creek and Hann River (Eastern Cape York) 425,766 3 8,242 2,864 11,109
Mossman (Wet Tropics) 47,285 64 1,602 9 11 172 1 408 2,269
Mulgrave-Russell (Wet Tropics) 198,027 1,653 4,741 164 94 8,207 5 1,979 16,843
Murray Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 46,631 125 2,793 45 656 3,620
Murray (Wet Tropics) 110,656 327 8,737 2 2 5,123 40 492 14,723
Myrtle Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 29,516 20 1,502 705 13 295 2,534
Native Companion Creek (Burdekin) 548,474 443 48 271 8 2,900 3,669
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 17,856 126 578 1,419 137 15,198 35,314
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) 290,818 224 < 1 2,469 6,832 9,526
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 2 1 4,122 1 1,438 5,565
Oaky , Wallace, Lyon creeks (Eastern Cape York) 33,909 5 575 580
OConnell River (Mackay Whitsunday) 48,766 361 589 15 22 302 29 789 2,107
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) 148,083 520 6 1 2,047 2,574
Pioneer River Main Channel (Mackay Whitsunday) 54,788 618 107 1,782 2,507
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 12 1,545 5 65 10 92 1,728
Repulse Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 25,555 1,740 2 6 72 1,819
Rocky Dam Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 51,839 94 5,677 26 2,037 911 1,394 10,139
Rollston River (Burdekin) 144,919 108 36 52 6,037 6,232
Rosella Creek (Burdekin) 147,410 309 268 151 1,779 2,507
Rosetta Creek (Burdekin) 244,047 296 5 424 8 4,762 5,495
Ross River (Burdekin) 131,054 5,924 8,882 29 163 213 353 4,247 19,812
Running River (Burdekin) 110,538 19 1 3,435 3,455
Sandy Creek (Burdekin) 318,941 232 29 291 9 1,223 1,784
Sandy Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 49,935 1,190 846 13 < 1 541 27 714 3,333
Sarina Beaches (Mackay Whitsunday) 8,458 66 643 8 98 115 14 945
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 1,239 29,760 5 285 20,334 5,395 57,019
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 11 229 1,750
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 11 14 2,918 2,944
Styx River (Fitzroy) 299,512 1,325 26,311 828 26 83 861 7,306 5,037 41,779
Temple Bay and Hudson Bay (Eastern Cape York) 5,735 4 4
Theresa Creek (Fitzroy) 1,149,860 4,041 522 681 145 13,300 18,689
Thompsons Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 18,013 227 3,694 2 3,324 1,457 68 8,772
Trevethan Creek outside National Park (Eastern Cape York) 9,497 1 443 445
Tully (Wet Tropics) 168,340 1,599 1,890 8 15 4,455 79 1,542 9,588
Upper Belyando River (Burdekin) 583,589 427 180 156 129 2,027 2,920
Upper Burdekin River (Burdekin) 448,172 227 2,275 83 12,636 399 10,037 25,658
Upper Cattle Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 18,841 417 417
Upper Dawson River (Fitzroy) 2,315,530 1,765 2,186 959 2,571 216 14,373 22,069
Upper Isaac River (Fitzroy) 1,012,469 5,461 367 1,046 2,134 288 18,994 28,290
Upper Proserpine River (Mackay Whitsunday) 26,621 3,946 159 4,106
Upper Suttor River (Burdekin) 515,807 1,110 347 399 66 9,313 11,234
Upstart Bay catchments (Burdekin) 129,031 569 10,657 134 66 538 2,586 3,179 17,729
Walker Bay (Eastern Cape York) 246 10 10
Walsh Bay (Eastern Cape York) 189 1 1
Waterhole Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 21,131 46 1,356 3 195 24 78 1,700
Waterpark Creek (Fitzroy) 184,786 111 25,910 33 57 8,884 2,416 5,562 42,972
Weary Bay (Eastern Cape York) 540 0
West Hill Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 18,396 19 1,393 < 1 1,030 282 209 2,933
Weymouth Bay (Eastern Cape York) 4,352 9 9
Whitsunday Coast (Mackay Whitsunday) 19,560 37 684 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 2017 wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-extent-2017/wqip.html

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