Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

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Fraser Coast Regional ecosystem information

Regional Ecosystem   12.3.20

 

Priority   1

Short Description  Melaleuca quinquenervia, Casuarina glauca +/- Eucalyptus tereticornis, E. siderophloia open forest on low coastal alluvial plains

Notes  Listed under the EPBC act as an endangered ecological community where the canopy is dominated by Casuarina glauca. .

Comments  May be subject to storm surge inundation. Extensively cleared for sugar cane and urban development in south of bioregion. Subject to weed invasion, especially groundsel Baccharis halimifolia.

Special Values  

Fraser Coast region distribution  Scattered coastal mainland areas

Long Description  Melaleuca quinquenervia, Casuarina glauca +/- Eucalyptus tereticornis, E. siderophloia open forest. Occurs on lowest terraces of Quaternary alluvial plains in coastal areas. (BVG1M: 22a)

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