Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

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Fraser Coast Regional ecosystem information

Regional Ecosystem   12.3.13


Priority   2

Short Description  Closed heathland on seasonally waterlogged alluvial plains usually near coast


Comments  Generally a palustrine wetland although in cane growing areas near Bundaberg some have been converted to lacustrine water bodies associated with the construction of bunding and levees.

Special Values  

Fraser Coast region distribution  Mapped in near coastal areas.

Long Description  Closed or wet heathland. Characteristic species include Melaleuca thymifolia, Banksia robur, Xanthorrhoea fulva, Hakea actites, Leptospermum spp. and Baeckea frutescens. Occurs on seasonally waterlogged Quaternary alluvial plains along coastal lowlands. (BVG1M: 29a)

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