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Access Management to Protect Mangroves and Saltmarsh of Wallace Creek Reserve


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On-ground work

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Funding source

Australian Government

Funding amount


In-kind contribution


Start date

October 2017

End date

May 2018


Anthropogenic factors have contributed to the fragmentation of mangroves and saltmarsh along the Burnett River. Wallace creek reserve is an estuarine wetland ecosystem that accounts for quality mangrove and saltmarsh habitat in the Burnett estuary. It is an important habitat for migratory birds and marine fauna which use it as a refuge, feeding and breeding grounds and a nursery area.

This project involves the installation of a controlled access gate, motor vehicle and motorbike exclusion fencing and the upgrade of existing fencing to ensure the exclusion of vehicles from over 60 ha of the threatened ecological community Subtropical and Temperate Coastal Saltmarsh and mangroves. Signage at key sites will promote the environmental values of the reserve and encourage people to refrain from rubbish dumping, littering and to report damage to fencing or illegal vehicular access.


  • Improved condition of a threatened ecological community
  • Improved biodiversity
  • Improved water quality in the Great Barrier Reef Lagoon


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Last updated: 6 December 2022

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2022) Access Management to Protect Mangroves and Saltmarsh of Wallace Creek Reserve, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at:

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