4619.0 - Land Management Practices in the Great Barrier Reef Catchments, Preliminary, 2008-09  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/12/2009  First Issue
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The survey covered 28 of the 30 catchments draining into the Great Barrier Reef lagoon. These 28 catchments cover a total land area of over 38 million hectares across 5 Natural Resource Management (NRM) Regions. The land area covered stretches from the Daintree World Heritage area in the north to the Sunshine Coast in the south. Of this area, approximately 28.5 million hectares has been included in this survey. That is land used mainly for agricultural production by holdings with a predominant activity of sugar cane, horticulture, broadacre cropping or beef cattle grazing.

This map shows 28 river basins regions (catchments) in Queensland whose water flows into the Pacific Ocean surrounding the Great Barrier Reef. The catchments range from Daintree River in the north to Mary River in the south.

The NRM regions in the survey

Wet Tropics NRM region

Burdekin NRM region

Mackay Whitsunday NRM region

Fitzroy NRM region

Burnett Mary NRM region

Maps of Land Management Practices