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Map of referable wetlands

The map of referable wetlands identifies the location of wetland protection areas (WPA) in Great Barrier Reef catchments.

Mapping requests

To obtain a map of wetlands for a property complete the map of referable wetlands request form on the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) website.

Spatial data sets are available for wetland protection and management areas at the Queensland Spatial Catalogue.

Amending the Map of referable wetlands

EHP can decide to amend the Map of referable wetlands. If you are prosing development and are considering amending the Map of referable wetlands, discuss this matter at a SARA pre-lodgement meeting.

More information on applying for a map amendment is contained in the Guideline - State Code 9: Great Barrier Reef wetland protection areas (PDF, 442K).

Past amendments to the map of referable wetlands

The current Map of Referable Wetlands is updated to include all the past amendments listed below.

For more information on a particular amendment, please email Please quote the amendment number as a reference.

Amendment Location Layer amended Date of amendment Map of amendment
WPA00016R Kawana Wetland Protection Area 29/04/2013 WPA00016R (PDF, 2.3M)
WPA00017W Forrest Beach Wetland Protection Area 21/05/2013 WPA00017W (PDF, 6.5M)
WPA00018R Dundowran Wetland Protection Area 5/07/2013 WPA00018R (PDF, 1.1M)
WPA00020 Agnes Waters Wetland Protection Area 23/07/2013 WPA00020 (PDF, 933K)
WPA00021 Taroom Wetland Protection Area 17/09/2013 WPA00021 (PDF, 597K)
WPA00022 Granviille Wetland Protection Area 17/11/2014 WPA00022 (PDF, 583K)
WPA00023 Wetland Protection Area 15/05/2015   WPA00023 (PDF, 377K)
WPA00024 Craignish Wetland Protection Area 20/10/2015 WPA00024 (PDF, 1.7M)
WPA00025   Wetland Protection Area 9/09/2016 WPA00025 (PDF, 830K)
WPA00026   Wetland Protection Area 16/09/2016 WPA00026 (PDF, 834K)
WPA00027 Lethebrook Wetland Protection Area 26/10/2016 WPA00027 (PDF, 1.7M)
WPA00028 Port Douglas Wetland Protection Area 8/11/2016 WPA00028 (PDF, 1.5M)
WPA00029 Ayr Wetland Protection Area 2/05/2017 WPA00029 (PDF, 1.5M)
Last updated
3 July 2017