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Managing Ecosystem Services Provided By Palm Tree and Robinson Creek Wetlands


Project lead


(not documented)




On-ground work, Education extension, Research

Case study type


Funding source

Australian Government Biodiversity Fund

Santos GLNG Project

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

13 June 2012

End date

31 December 2015


The Palm Tree and Robinson Creek wetlands in the upper Dawson River catchment are recognised as nationally significant wetlands. The project will deliver the following:
  • a rapid inventory of the wetland values and ecosystem services
  • communicate results to the local community
  • engage the local landholders in the development of a local management plan and guidelines
  • deliver incentives to landholders to undertake prioritised restoration and protection activities.

The project is a partnership between the Fitzroy Basin Association, the Upper Dawson Branch of the Wildlife Preservation Society of Australia, SANTOS, Qld. Parks and Wildlife Service and members of the Taroom community.


This project formed the first major study of the wetlands complex, and covered all aspects of flora and fauna (excluding land-based invertebrates). The results from the surveys were made available to the local community, project funders, and species records will shortly be available on WildNet.


Landholders responded well to the set of management guidelines that were produced, alongside the other communication documents developed for this project.

Reference ID


Last updated: 10 March 2016

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2016) Managing Ecosystem Services Provided By Palm Tree and Robinson Creek Wetlands, WetlandInfo website, accessed 18 March 2024. Available at:

Queensland Government
WetlandInfo   —   Department of Environment, Science and Innovation