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Healthy Land and Water report card organisation

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Overview

The condition of our waterways impacts the social and economic benefits they provide. Understanding and reporting on the condition of our waterways is critical to identify these impacts and inform effective waterway management.  The newly evolved Report Card assesses progress towards:

  • restoring and maintaining key habitats (i.e. riparian vegetation) 
  • reducing pollutant loads (sediment and nutrients) entering waterways 
  • improving and maintaining water quality
  • restoring and maintaining key ecosystem processes
  • restoring and maintaining resilient and healthy aquatic communities (i.e. fish populations).

Additional Information

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Wetland extents info metadata

Based on wetland mapping version 5.0

Healthy Land and Water report card organisation wetland area by system 2017
System Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 1,449.8 100.0% 5.8%
Artificial and highly modified 337.5 23.3% 1.3%
Estuarine 196.8 13.6% 0.8%
Lacustrine 20.1 1.4% 0.1%
Palustrine 560.0 38.6% 2.2%
Riverine 335.4 23.1% 1.3%

There are approximately 6,219 lacustrine/palustrine wetlands in this region.

Healthy Land and Water report card organisation wetland area by habitat 2017
Habitat Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 1,444.8 100.0% 5.8%
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 151.2 10.5% 0.6%
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 45.6 3.2% 0.2%
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 0.5 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 94.1 6.5% 0.4%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 68.0 4.7% 0.3%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 53.7 3.7% 0.2%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain spring swamp 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 251.7 17.4% 1.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamp 57.5 4.0% 0.2%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 34.4 2.4% 0.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 3.0 0.2% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake—Window 3.0 0.2% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake—Perched 1.7 0.1% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 12.5 0.9% 0.0%
(modified natural) Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 1.0 0.1% 0.0%
(modified natural) Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 320.9 22.2% 1.3%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 3.7 0.3% 0.0%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 0.4 0.0% 0.0%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 0.1 0.0% 0.0%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 2.8 0.2% 0.0%
(modified natural) Riverine 3.5 0.2% 0.0%
Riverine 335.4 23.2% 1.3%

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.

Wetland extent changes

Healthy Land and Water report card organisation wetland extent change by system
System 2017 area
(km²)
2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
2017/pre-clear
percentage
Total 1,449.8 1,452.6 1,436.9 1,437.3 1,437.3 * 51.0%
Artificial and highly modified 337.5 335.3 318.1 312.5 305.7 n/a
Estuarine 196.8 198.3 197.6 198.1 198.5 77.1%
Lacustrine 20.1 20.1 19.8 19.6 18.8 99.5%
Palustrine 560.0 562.8 563.9 568.3 573.9 45.0%
Riverine 335.4 336.2 337.6 338.8 340.4 51.9%

* Total 2017/pre-clear percentage excludes artificial and highly modified

Healthy Land and Water report card organisation wetland extent change by habitat
Habitat 2017 area
(km²)
2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
Total 1,444.8 1,447.5 1,431.9 1,432.5 1,433.3
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 151.2 152.4 151.9 152.2 152.4
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 45.6 45.9 45.7 45.9 46.2
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 94.1 94.4 94.6 95.3 96.3
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 68.0 68.0 68.3 68.6 68.9
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 53.7 53.7 53.7 53.9 54.0
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain spring swamp 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 251.7 254.0 254.5 256.5 259.9
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamp 57.5 57.5 57.6 58.2 58.7
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 34.4 34.5 34.6 35.2 35.4
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.9
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake—Window 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake—Perched 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 12.5 12.4 12.1 11.9 11.1
(modified natural) Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1
(modified natural) Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 320.9 318.7 302.0 297.2 291.8
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 2.8 2.6 2.3 1.7 1.1
(modified natural) Riverine 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.3
Riverine 335.4 336.2 337.6 338.8 340.4

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.

Wildlife

Kingdom
Class
Native Introduced Wetland
indicator
species
Rare or
threatened
species
All
TOTAL 7762 1099 708 340 9111
UNKNOWN 0 0 0 0 1
Animals 1323 53 322 117 1376
Mammals 135 20 10 22 155
Birds 560 14 94 49 574
Reptiles 175 3 20 20 178
Amphibians 56 1 21 12 57
Lobe-finned fishes 1 0 1 1 1
Ray-finned fishes 68 13 80 5 81
Cartilaginous fishes 16 0 16 3 16
Lampreys 1 0 1 0 1
Insects 292 2 79 4 294
Malacostracans 17 0 0 1 17
Arachnids 1 0 0 0 1
Snails 1 0 0 0 1
Bacteria 78 0 0 0 78
Chromists 94 0 0 0 95
Fungi 1805 2 0 0 1847
Plants 4455 1044 386 223 5707
Protozoans 7 0 0 0 7

Note: Wildlife statistics are based on information that has been submitted to the DES WildNet database and converted to a 10km² grid. The grid information has been intersected with the mapping polygons to determine the species lists. Click here to view the species grid metadata.

Information from WildNet can also be accessed via Wildlife Online and WetlandMaps.

Rare or threatened includes species listed as extinct, extinct in the wild, critically endangered, endangered, vulnerable or conservation dependent under either the Nature Conservation Act or Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act

Disclaimer: While every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of this product, the Queensland Government and Australian Government make no representations or warranties about its accuracy, reliability, completeness or suitability for any particular purpose and disclaim all responsibility and all liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence) for all expenses, losses, damages (including indirect or consequential damage) and costs which might be incurred as a consequence of reliance on the product, or as a result of the product being inaccurate or incomplete in any way and for any reason.

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This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2016) Healthy Land and Water report card organisation — facts and maps, WetlandInfo website, accessed 24 September 2020. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/report-card-organisation-healthy-land-and-water/

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