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Water Quality Improvement Plan catchment 2009 wetland habitat extents

Definition of Water Quality Improvement Plan catchment

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2009 wetland habitat extent by Water Quality Improvement Plan catchment metadata
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WQIP catchment Total area
(ha)
Wetland area by habitat Total
wetland area
(ha)
INT01a INT01b INT02 LA15 LC06 LC07 LC08a LC09 PA10 PA11a PA11c PA12a PA12c PA12d PA13 PC02a PC02b PC02c PC02d PC04a PC04c PC04d PC04e PC05 XX99-P-A XX99-P-C
Total 42,620,437 957 230,676 108,920 1,057 7,598 156 5,011 164 2,428 7,905 2,980 16,663 19,884 260 28 53,629 3,259 42,928 5,163 64,745 77,670 7,468 33 3,324 2,693 4,084 669,683
Abbot Bay catchments (Burdekin) 118,919 1,675 1,121 10 6 999 3,810
Alligator Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 20,918 902 118 206 69 48 1,344
Allingham Creek (Burdekin) 109,324 72 90 1,884 223 2,269
Andromache River (Mackay Whitsunday) 40,599 66 2 14 82
Annan River estuary (Eastern Cape York) 1,883 536 196 5 < 1 738
Annan River - lower, outside National Park (incl. Esk River, Hardwicke Creek) (Eastern Cape York) 18,005 24 8 44 6 81
Annan River - upper (above gorge) outside National Park (Eastern Cape York) 35,739 < 1 2 10 12
Annie River, Saltwater Creek and Fifteen Mile Creek (Eastern Cape York) 269,719 2 61 3,665 572 1,753 846 6,900
Baffle (Burnett Mary) 408,475 509 8,142 4,781 13 3,433 466 53 5,767 322 699 24,187
Bakers Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 18,822 792 166 18 100 120 163 1,358
Balclutha Creek (Eastern Cape York) 42,008 8 21 141 135 133 438
Barratta Creek (Burdekin) 116,808 1,376 398 22 57 70 20 2,155 2 4,100
Barron (Wet Tropics) 218,801 931 20 56 112 155 27 3 16 99 1,418
Basalt River (Burdekin) 286,199 228 2,551 326 3,105
Bathurst and Ninian Bays (Eastern Cape York) 24,974 3 4 7
Bathurst Bay draining creeks (incl. Muck River) (Eastern Cape York) 53,352 747 1,077 240 2,065
Belyando floodplain (Burdekin) 203,024 2,285 8 86 6 800 3,185
Black River (Burdekin) 147,723 1,347 627 414 10 3 121 756 2 1 3,280
Blackrock Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 23,930 1,324 298 18 11 3 1,655
Blacks Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 71,090 0
Bogie River (Burdekin) 227,541 12 2 5 41 59
Bowen River (Burdekin) 113,792 14 3 14 31
Boyne River (Fitzroy) 249,748 2 819 828 3 37 1,688
Broken River (Burdekin) 228,731 0
Burdekin Delta (Burdekin) 113,151 7,181 1,759 393 62 92 20 38 7,583 4 17,133
Burdekin River (below Dam) (Burdekin) 146,880 16 3 2 16 330 367
Burdekin River (Blue Range) (Burdekin) 272,356 278 13 290
Burdekin River (Dam) (Burdekin) 370,188 122 172 294
Burnett (Burnett Mary) 3,319,539 2 961 109 13 207 < 1 23 499 243 690 44 2,794
Burrum (Burnett Mary) 337,174 124 1,493 1,051 1,206 1,447 400 3,564 118 2,421 11,826
Callide Creek (Fitzroy) 766,479 25 12 160 565 2 44 807
Calliope River (Fitzroy) 217,716 2,449 942 22 52 15 12 4 3,496
Camel Creek (Burdekin) 157,869 25 3 84 13 124
Campaspe River (Burdekin) 674,667 644 2 1,094 647 161 2,548
Cape Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 15,032 2,764 2,064 1,026 91 16 5,960
Cape Flattery dune lakes (Eastern Cape York) 25,028 106 288 741 523 1,365 3,022
Cape River (Burdekin) 913,940 992 1,145 1,088 746 167 4,139
Carmichael River (Burdekin) 978,227 727 874 163 733 28 88 2,613
Carmilla Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 12,734 363 190 49 18 14 634
Chester River (incl. Scrubby Creek) (Eastern Cape York) 27,577 < 1 2 46 92 19 159
Clarke River (Burdekin) 646,961 5 1,899 174 2,077
Claudie River (incl. Deep, Swamp creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 15,927 155 11 60 225
Coastal creeks and dunes (north of Nesbit) (Eastern Cape York) 44,836 489 289 400 722 1,900
Coastal creeks (Eastern Cape York) 48,061 394 22 19 2,815 20 3,271
Coastal dunes north shore of Endeavour River (Eastern Cape York) 5,863 21 1 148 171
Comet River (Fitzroy) 1,729,049 3,037 962 66 1,905 1,163 523 7,655
Connors River (Fitzroy) 952,700 73 9 618 400 134 93 1,327
Constant Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 26,516 2,592 518 47 119 17 60 3,352
Curtis Island (Fitzroy) 58,456 27 6,459 8,119 21 728 15,354
Daintree (Wet Tropics) 210,670 3,221 36 718 82 < 1 794 6 660 5,517
Deighton River (Eastern Cape York) 67,273 10 64 < 1 16 91
Diamond Creek (Burdekin) 213,725 5 1 11 17
Don River (Burdekin) 120,812 869 271 65 37 1,242
Douglas Creek (Burdekin) 122,846 5 < 1 6
Dry River (Burdekin) 202,310 1 857 2,555 239 3,652
Eden Lassie Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 54,000 1,318 766 80 8 2,172
Endeavour River estuary (Eastern Cape York) 2,257 1,273 21 85 4 1,384
Endeavour River - lower (incl. Cameron, Poison creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 24,037 52 5 191 226 73 547
Endeavour River - north branch (incl. Isabella, Mango Tree creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 18,019 88 88
Endeavour River - right branch (Eastern Cape York) 38,771 270 784 1,054
Endeavour River - south branch (Eastern Cape York) 14,720 0
Escape River (Eastern Cape York) 32,685 431 25 202 14 3,205 190 4,067
Estuaries draining into Temple Bay, Hudson Bay (Eastern Cape York) 4,110 2,790 674 4 3,468
Estuaries (incl. Jacky Jacky, Escape, Harmer) (Eastern Cape York) 26,482 20,956 3,086 < 1 157 18 7 24,225
Estuaries (incl. Stewart, Rocky, other estuaries) (Eastern Cape York) 9,927 2,524 3,856 28 3 12 6,423
Fanning River (Burdekin) 110,772 95 101 196
Fitzroy River (Fitzroy) 1,133,947 8,136 798 640 55 332 143 572 8,845 6,388 81 25,990
Flaggy Rock Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 18,893 343 292 128 762
Fox Creek (Burdekin) 320,794 473 179 2 9 663
Gillinbin Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 13,107 331 93 1,332 13 95 1,865
Glenmore Creek (Burdekin) 160,911 54 54
Glennie Creek (Eastern Cape York) 36,334 10 234 244
Goanna, Breakfast, Whiphandle creeks (Eastern Cape York) 56,201 0 < 1 255 < 1 15 271
Gorge, Running creeks (Eastern Cape York) 41,345 7 13 121 176 528 168 1,012
Gray Creek (Burdekin) 169,505 67 67
Gregory River (Mackay Whitsunday) 31,028 1,478 672 137 47 2,334
Hann Creek (Burdekin) 185,299 13 11 1 26
Hann Creek (Eastern Cape York) 28,672 0
Harmer, Little Harmer Creeks (Eastern Cape York) 108,898 159 < 1 181 22 1,353 397 2,113
Haughton River (Burdekin) 232,550 6,323 3,167 165 47 3 302 26 301 2,933 311 13,578
Herbert (Wet Tropics) 984,235 10,920 2,613 548 3,043 1,392 456 80 2,656 4,901 4 6 11 157 26,787
Hinchinbrook Island (Wet Tropics) 39,543 7,580 354 157 13 322 11 8,436
Indian Bay (Eastern Cape York) 863 0
Jack River and Beattie Creek (Eastern Cape York) 148,352 801 375 617 170 1,963
Jacky Jacky Creek (Eastern Cape York) 31,041 23 23 169 4,738 117 278 5,348
Jeannie estuaries (incl. Horwick, Starcke, Dead Dog and other estuaries) (Eastern Cape York) 9,543 5,248 3,282 0 < 1 0 8,530
Jeannie River (Eastern Cape York) 46,942 35 65 10 18 128
Johnstone (Wet Tropics) 232,153 3,446 64 4 2,007 911 23 1,336 6 1 211 8,009
Kangaroo River and coastal creeks (Eastern Cape York) 28,105 9 4 4 281 297
Keelbottom Creek (Burdekin) 164,284 90 15 104
Kennedy Inlet / Newcastle Bay (Eastern Cape York) 24,824 403 73 476
Kennedy River and Little Kennedy Creek (Eastern Cape York) 253,270 1,236 1,806 103 141 3,286
Kirk River (Burdekin) 135,590 0
Kolan (Burnett Mary) 290,449 84 1,226 170 214 142 94 84 2,015
Landers Creek (Burdekin) 106,730 20 9 3 70 102
Laura River (incl. Mosman River, Kennedy Creek) (Eastern Cape York) 203,164 116 98 11 431 656
Lethebrook (Mackay Whitsunday) 37,352 649 44 693 513 300 1,128 3,328
Little Bowen River (Burdekin) 147,193 44 4 47
Little Laura River (incl. Shepherd, Pine Tree creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 89,372 136 134 33 392 695
Lloyd Bay (Eastern Cape York) 5,422 518 518
Lockhart, Claudie and adjacent estuaries (Eastern Cape York) 9,537 7,017 765 7 7,788
Lockhart River (incl. Eden, Arroto and Scrubby creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 82,829 5 1 6 4 339 355
Lockhart town and surrounds (incl. dunes) (Eastern Cape York) 4,018 68 1 < 1 69
Logan Creek (Burdekin) 403,627 10 5 4 3 22
Lolworth Creek (Burdekin) 350,352 974 44 435 42 3,340 5,049 53 9,938
Lower Cape River (Burdekin) 298,561 11 7 13 241 20 76 368
Lower Dawson River (Fitzroy) 1,991,424 159 2,340 494 3,312 544 540 7,389
Lower Isaac River (Fitzroy) 272,514 413 58 32 8 511
Lower Suttor River (Burdekin) 268,899 41 11 252 304
Mackay City (Mackay Whitsunday) 17,126 1,380 232 244 146 154 61 2,216
Mackenzie River (Fitzroy) 1,297,741 150 1,562 616 2,001 59 504 4,892
Margaret Bay (Eastern Cape York) 833 3 3
Marion Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 11,201 371 320 92 4 44 831
Marrett River, Sandalwood and Birthday creeks (Eastern Cape York) 134,518 7 7 231 485 42 381 1,154
Mary (Burnett Mary) 946,581 209 3,077 977 1,696 < 1 4,261 432 335 10,989
Massy Creek, Rocky River (Eastern Cape York) 48,405 < 1 1 347 2 350
McIvor, Morgan rivers and coastal creeks (Eastern Cape York) 58,801 472 29 321 421 2,577 3,820
Middle and West Claudie Rivers (incl. Gordon, Scrubby creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 17,736 0
Mistake Creek (Burdekin) 587,421 61 226 24 4 8 7 551 881
Morehead River, Healy Creek and Hann River (Eastern Cape York) 425,766 4,258 2,974 281 729 8,242
Mossman (Wet Tropics) 47,285 1,398 213 167 6 4 1,789
Mulgrave-Russell (Wet Tropics) 198,027 4,625 250 94 611 151 4,824 675 368 20 1,555 13,173
Murray Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 46,631 2,358 435 45 < 1 2,839
Murray (Wet Tropics) 110,656 7,753 970 1,459 395 4 2,669 257 74 4 254 13,839
Myrtle Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 29,516 1,340 158 60 29 479 150 2,216
Native Companion Creek (Burdekin) 548,474 137 < 1 99 33 10 279
Nesbit, Chester and adjacent estuaries (Eastern Cape York) 4,338 649 2,356 33 3,037
Nesbit River (incl. Leo Creek) (Eastern Cape York) 68,059 < 1 < 1 269 175 444
Nogoa River (Fitzroy) 1,616,991 223 26 1,023 72 423 1,766
Normanby estuarine waters (incl. Bizant, Normanby, Saltwater and others adjacent Princess Charlotte Bay) (Eastern Cape York) 54,162 7,689 20,021 12 172 22 612 28,527
Normanby /lower Laura rivers (incl. Brown, Cabbage Tree creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 205,565 1,528 1,618 510 791 71 4,517
Normanby River - lower and Bizant River (Eastern Cape York) 105,992 317 84 372 1,389 232 3,354 5,749
Normanby - upper (incl. West, East and Granite Normanby Rivers, Bridge Ck) (Eastern Cape York) 290,818 243 21 1,114 1,089 2 2,469
North Jacky Jacky Creek – dune lakes (Eastern Cape York) 13,858 137 5 151 32 431 281 1,038
North Jeannie coastal creeks outside National Park (incl. Horwick River, Wakooka Creek) (Eastern Cape York) 110,554 2,319 2,945 31 575 54 5,924
North Kennedy River (Eastern Cape York) 191,510 1,450 2,148 271 254 4,123
Oaky , Wallace, Lyon creeks (Eastern Cape York) 33,909 0
OConnell River (Mackay Whitsunday) 48,766 537 64 246 14 50 26 937
Olive River estuary (Eastern Cape York) 751 448 19 83 8 0 558
Olive River (incl. Horseshoe, Scorpion creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 124,133 < 1 0 275 643 412 2,142 3,472
Pascoe - headwaters (incl. Little Pascoe, Fall creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 64,780 13 61 74
Pascoe - lower, outside National Park (incl. Tin and coastal creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 36,638 457 163 620
Pascoe - mid (incl. Garraway, Brown creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 31,243 0
Pascoe - mid (incl. Hamilton Creek) (Eastern Cape York) 11,269 0
Pascoe River estuary and other estuaries draining into Wemouth Bay (Eastern Cape York) 1,325 110 7 2 118
Pascoe - upper (incl. Yam, One Mile creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 36,658 0
Pelican Creek (Burdekin) 148,083 0
Pioneer River Main Channel (Mackay Whitsunday) 54,788 82 7 12 8 110
Plane Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 15,963 804 146 51 14 3 1,018
Port of Cape Flattery (land side) (Eastern Cape York) 9,437 10 519 121 139 789
Port of Cape Flattery marine waters (Eastern Cape York) 14,707 16 6 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 < 1 25
Proserpine River Main Channel (Mackay Whitsunday) 8,490 0
Reliance Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 10,662 1,070 480 9 14 50 3 1,624
Repulse Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 25,555 1,701 39 2 4 1,745
Rocky Dam Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 51,839 3,500 2,175 1,632 546 754 8,608
Rollston River (Burdekin) 144,919 < 1 < 1
Rosella Creek (Burdekin) 147,410 130 8 4 9 151
Rosetta Creek (Burdekin) 244,047 369 43 18 2 431
Ross River (Burdekin) 131,054 2,450 1,627 3 17 56 2 82 378 < 1 4,614
Running River (Burdekin) 110,538 < 1 < 1
Sandy Creek (Burdekin) 318,941 23 277 300
Sandy Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 49,935 607 224 402 37 99 25 1,393
Sarina Beaches (Mackay Whitsunday) 8,458 500 143 76 124 13 857
Sellheim River (Burdekin) 170,458 26 26
Shelburne Bay dune lakes (Eastern Cape York) 49,236 33 29 2,716 820 2 3,600
Shelburne Bay (Eastern Cape York) 25,164 24 24
Shoalwater Creek (Fitzroy) 361,610 13,283 11,948 35 10 86 438 20,037 < 1 45,837
South Annan coastal creeks outside National Park (Eastern Cape York) 15,542 493 66 12 44 186 21 822
St Helens Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 18,566 1,312 145 4 7 1,468
Star River (Burdekin) 199,399 144 1 145
Starcke River (Eastern Cape York) 50,093 8 58 38 484 468 1,056
Stewart River - headwaters outside National Park (incl. Little Stewart, Station creeks) (Eastern Cape York) 38,767 0
Stewart River, Terrible Creek (Eastern Cape York) 37,627 37 37
Stones Creek (Burdekin) 77,525 0
Styx River (Fitzroy) 299,512 5,769 10,319 26 343 18 19 36 7,644 83 24,258
Temple Bay and Hudson Bay (Eastern Cape York) 5,735 4 4
Theresa Creek (Fitzroy) 1,149,860 201 28 531 78 838
Thompsons Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 18,013 2,649 1,045 438 2,037 407 1,890 8,467
Trevethan Creek outside National Park (Eastern Cape York) 9,497 1 1
Tully (Wet Tropics) 168,340 1,829 8 4 279 380 3,207 36 53 568 6,363
Upper Belyando River (Burdekin) 583,589 151 < 1 4 96 33 < 1 285
Upper Burdekin River (Burdekin) 448,172 560 280 2,360 7,913 645 14 501 102 565 46 12,987
Upper Cattle Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 18,841 0
Upper Dawson River (Fitzroy) 2,315,530 2,222 103 7 391 373 1,821 84 5,001
Upper Isaac River (Fitzroy) 1,012,469 367 238 1,168 575 7 440 2,795
Upper Proserpine River (Mackay Whitsunday) 26,621 0
Upper Suttor River (Burdekin) 515,807 189 12 13 141 55 28 24 462
Upstart Bay catchments (Burdekin) 129,031 4,744 687 24 2 6 3,046 8,510
Walker Bay (Eastern Cape York) 246 10 10
Walsh Bay (Eastern Cape York) 189 1 1
Waterhole Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 21,131 806 550 197 < 1 20 1,573
Waterpark Creek (Fitzroy) 184,786 20,451 3,010 4,415 1,345 706 < 1 3,578 1,256 34,762
Weary Bay (Eastern Cape York) 540 0
West Hill Creek (Mackay Whitsunday) 18,396 708 685 924 282 106 2,705
Weymouth Bay (Eastern Cape York) 4,352 9 9
Whitsunday Coast (Mackay Whitsunday) 19,560 645 39 7 3 12 705
Wilson Creek, Portland Road coastal creeks (Eastern Cape York) 13,471 360 13 3 19 396

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

Wetland habitat code descriptions
INT01a Mangroves - Casuarina
INT01b Mangroves - other
INT02 Salt marsh and salt flats
LA15 Arid and semi-arid floodplain lake
LC06 Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake
LC07 Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain rock lake
LC08a Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand (window) lake
LC09 Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake
PA10 Arid and semi-arid saline swamp
PA11a Arid and semi-arid floodplain tree swamp
PA11c Arid and semi-arid floodplain grass, sedge and herb swamp
PA12a Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain tree swamp
PA12c Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain grass, sedge and herb swamp
PA12d Arid and semi-arid other non-floodplain swamp
PA13 Arid and semi-arid Great Artesian Basin fed spring swamp
PC02a Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree (Melaleuca and Eucalypt) swamp
PC02b Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp
PC02c Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass, sedge, and herb swamp
PC02d Coastal and sub-coastal other non-floodplain swamp
PC04a Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree (Melaleuca and Eucalypt) swamp
PC04c Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, and herb swamp
PC04d Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamp
PC04e Coastal and sub-coastal other floodplain swamp
PC05 Coastal and sub-coastal tree (palm) swamp
XX99-P-A Unknown - Swamp - Arid and semi-arid
XX99-P-C Unknown - Swamp - Coastal and sub-coastal

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

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