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Habitat Location .. detailed information
Townsville Town Common

Pallarenda (Including Town Common)
Townsville Shire
Grid Reference No :DU720750
Wetland Type Classification :Complex continuous wetland
Biogeographic Region :Brigalow Belt (North)
Ecological System/Subsystem :1. Palustrine 2. Estuarine/Intertidal
Class/Subclass :1. Emergent/Persistent 2.Emergent/Persistent
Dominance Type :1. Urochloa mutica 2.Halosarcia indica
Water Regime :1. Seasonally flooded 2. Irregularly flooded
Water Chemistry :1. Fresh 2. Mixohaline
Soil :Organic
Special Modifiers :Dyked/Impounded
Associated Vegetation :Avicennia marina, Melaleuca viridiflora
Management Issues :Weeds, water quality, land reclamation and industrial development, tourism,
Conservation Value :High

Recommended Actions :
  1. Investigate implementation of grazing trials to control paragrass.

  2. Improve water quality through adequate stormwater management (e.g. litter traps, constructed wetlands).

  3. Better define wetland boundary and establish buffer zones which i) prohibit land reclamation and development, and ii) are replanted with native species indigenous to the area.


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