Wetland Habitat Protection?

The subject land is a typical wetland habitat and this is quite apparent by examination of the native flora and fauna present on and adjacent to the subject land. Photographic evidence, local knowledge and definitions enunciated within various Commonwealth and State Government Acts and Policies support our claims.

Some of these are;

. QLD Dept. of Local Government & Planning, Planning Advice ( pg. 1 )

Environment ) Act states;

Wetland, whether fresh, brackish or marine, including coral reefs, mangrove areas,

mudflats, sand flats, sandy beaches, sea grass beds, and tidal marshes.


If a proposed development is considered to be located on, or having a common boundary with,

land containing a wetland, the proposal is a designated development which triggers the

impact assessment process pursuant to Section 8.2 of the Act".



temporary, with water that is static or flowing, fresh, brackish, or salt, including areas of

marine water, the depth of which at low tide does not exceed six metres."


. Environmental Protection ( Water ) Policy 1997, Schedule 2

static or flowing, fresh, brackish, or saline, and includes an area of marine water the depth

of which at low tide is less than 6m."


. Coastal Protection and Management Act. S. 10.

  • "Coastal wetlands" include tidal wetlands, estuaries, salt marshes, melaleuca swamps

    ( and any other coastal swamps ), mangrove areas, marshes, lakes or minor coastal streams

    regardless of whether they are of a saline, freshwater or brackish nature.

  • . Strategy for the Conservation and Management of Queensland Wetlands.

    whether natural or artificial, static or flowing, fresh, brackish or salt, including

    area of marine water the depth of which at low tide does not exceed six metres."


    . Wetlands Policy of the Commonwealth Government of Australia, Jan 1997.

    lakes, saltmarshes, mudflats and mangroves. Wetlands are simply areas that have

    acquired special characteristics from being wet on a regular or semi-regular basis."


    . Redland Shire Council, Local Planning Policy, Waterways, Wetlands & Coastal Zone

    are subject to either freshwater or salt water inundation with sufficient frequency to

    support aquatic macrophytes or similar vegetation. Tidal wetlands are characterised by

    mangrove and saltmarsh while Melaleuca spp and sedges are generally associated with

    freshwater wetlands. Wetlands with occasional inundation can be either regular ( seasonal )

    or periodic ( ephemeral or temporary ).


    Mr Simon Baltais


    Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland Bayside Branch ( Qld ) Inc

    PO Box 427 Capalaba Qld 4157

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