Wetland maps under the Environmental Protection Act 1994

Map of Great Barrier Reef wetland protection areas

The Map of Great Barrier Reef wetland protection areas (PDF, 1.1MB) is a regulatory map under the Environmental Protection Regulation 2019. It identifies the location of wetland protection areas (WPA), which are buffer areas that protect high ecological significance (HES) wetlands in the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) catchments, as shown on the Map of Queensland wetland environmental values. WPAs apply to State Development Assessment Provisions (SDAP) State code 9: Great Barrier Reef Wetland Protection Areas.

This map applies to prescribed activities under the Environmental Protection Regulation 2019 and other SDAP State codes that require offsets for MSES under the Environmental Offsets Act 2014.

Map of Queensland wetland environmental values

The Map of Queensland wetland environmental values is a statewide statutory map under the Environmental Protection (Water and Wetland Biodiversity) Policy 2019. It identifies wetlands of high ecological significance (HES) and general ecological significance (GES) across the state.

Wetlands in WPAs and HES wetlands are identified as ‘matters of state environmental significance’ (MSES) under the Planning and Environmental Offsets legislation.

Mapping requests

To obtain a map of wetlands for a property complete the map of Great Barrier Reef wetland protection areas request form.

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

Amending the Map of Great Barrier Reef wetland protection areas

The department can decide to amend the Map of Great Barrier Reef wetland protection areas. If you are proposing development and are considering amending the map, discuss this matter at a SARA pre-lodgment meeting.

More information on applying for a map amendment is contained in the Guideline - State Code 9: Great Barrier Reef wetland protection areas. (PDF, 474.3KB)

Past amendments to the Map of Great Barrier Reef wetland protection areas

The current Map of Great Barrier Reef wetland protection areas is updated to include all the past amendments listed below.

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

AmendmentLocationDate of amendmentMap of amendment
WPA00044 Mon Repos, Bundaberg29/10/2019 WPA00044 (PDF, 787.8KB)
WPA00045Sunshine Acres, Fraser Coast29/10/2019WPA00045 (PDF, 878.0KB)

Past amendments to the (repealed) Map of referable wetlands

Amendments made under the former (repealed) Map of referable wetlands have been incorporated into current legislative maps. For amendments made under the (repealed) Map of referable wetlands, please refer to the below table.

AmendmentLocation Layer amended Date of amendment Map of amendment
WPA00016R Kawana Wetland Protection Area 29/04/2013 WPA00016R   (PDF, 2.3MB)
WPA00017W Forrest Beach Wetland Protection Area 21/05/2013 WPA00017W (PDF, 6.5MB)
WPA00018R Dundowran Wetland Protection Area 5/07/2013 WPA00018R (PDF, 1.1MB)
WPA00020 Agnes Waters Wetland Protection Area 23/07/2013 WPA00020 (PDF, 932.9KB)
WPA00021 Taroom Wetland Protection Area 17/09/2013 WPA00021 (PDF, 597.3KB)
WPA00022 Granviille Wetland Protection Area 17/11/2014 WPA00022 (PDF, 583.2KB)
WPA00023 Cairns Wetland Protection Area  15/05/2015 WPA00023 (PDF, 377.2KB)
WPA00024 Craignish Wetland Protection Area 20/10/2015 WPA00024 (PDF, 1.7MB)
WPA00025 Carbrook  Wetland Protection Area 9/09/2016 WPA00025 (PDF, 830.0KB)
WPA00026 Innes Park  Wetland Protection Area 16/09/2016 WPA00026 (PDF, 833.9KB)
WPA00027 Lethebrook Wetland Protection Area 26/10/2016 WPA00027 (PDF, 1.7MB)
WPA00028 Port Douglas Wetland Protection Area 8/11/2016 WPA00028 (PDF, 1.5MB)
WPA00029 Ayr Wetland Protection Area 2/05/2017 WPA00029 (PDF, 1.5MB)
WPA00030 Condamine Wetland Management Area 6/11/2017 WPA00030 (PDF, 1.3MB)
WPA00031 Brisbane Wetland Management Area 3/11/2017 WPA00031 (PDF, 1.7MB)
WPA00032 Kilcoy Wetland Management Area 14/06/2018 WPA00032 (PDF, 393.5KB)
WPA00033 Kilcoy Wetland Management Area 14/06/2018 WPA00033 (PDF, 361.8KB)
WPA00034 Kilcoy Wetland Management Area 14/06/2018 WPA00034 (PDF, 381.7KB)
WPA00035 Cairns Wetland Protection Area 30/08/2018 WPA00035 (PDF, 780.8KB)
WPA00036 Agnes Waters Wetland Protection Area 21/02/2019 WPA00036 (PDF, 932.8KB)
WPA00037 Beachmere Wetland Management Area 11/03/2019 WPA00037 (PDF, 611.2KB)
WPA00038 Port Douglas Wetland Protection Area 21/02/2019 WPA00038 (PDF, 794.7KB)
WPA00039 Burrum Heads Wetland Protection Area 21/02/2019 WPA00039 (PDF, 625.7KB)
WPA00040 Cairns Wetland Protection Area 03/04/2019 WPA00040 (PDF, 881.4KB)
WPA00043 Griffith Wetland Management Area 29/08/2019 WPA00043 (PDF, 389.8KB)