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Regional ecosystem details for 12.2.5

Regional ecosystem 12.2.5
Vegetation Management Act class Least concern
Wetlands Contains palustrine wetland (e.g. in swales).
Biodiversity status Of concern
Subregion 4, 9
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 16000 ha; Remnant 2019 11000 ha
Extent in reserves High
Short description Corymbia intermedia +/- Lophostemon confertus +/- Banksia spp. +/- Callitris columellaris open forest on beach ridges usually in southern half of bioregion
Structure category Mid-dense
Description Open forest to low closed forest. Species can include Corymbia intermedia, Lophostemon confertus, Banksia integrifolia subsp. integrifolia, B. aemula, Callitris columellaris, Acacia spp., Livistona spp. and Endiandra sieberi. Melaleuca quinquenervia in swales. Understorey generally shrubby and can include vine forest species. Occurs on Quaternary coastal dunes, beach ridges and sandy banks of coastal streams. (BVG1M: 9f)

Vegetation communities in this regional ecosystem include:
12.2.5a: [Not in RE version 12]²: This Re was amalgamated into 12.2.7. Swales dominated by Melaleuca quinquenervia often with Livistona spp. Occurs of Quaternary coastal dune swales. Palustrine wetland (e.g. vegetated swamp). (BVG1M: 22a)
Supplementary description Ryan, T.S. (ed.) (2012); Bean et al. (1998), B10, D1
Protected areas Great Sandy NP, Moreton Island NP, South Stradbroke Island CP, Noosa NP, Naree Budjong Djara NP, Bribie Island NP, Southern Moreton Bay Islands NP, Buckleys Hole CP, Pine Ridge CP, Teerk Roo Ra NP (IJMA), Myora CP (IJMA), Cooloola (Noosa River) RR, Beachmere CP, Naree Budjong Djara CP (IJMA), Hays Inlet CP 1, Mud Island CP, Deception Bay CP, Cape Moreton CP
Special values Potential habitat for NCA listed species: Acacia attenuata, Acacia baueri subsp. baueri, Boronia rivularis, Durringtonia paludosa, Glycine argyrea, Macarthuria complanata, Maundia triglochinoides, Persicaria elatior, Phaius australis. This ecosystem is also known to provide suitable habitat for koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus).
Fire management guidelines STRATEGY: Do not burn deliberately. Burn surrounding ecosystems in conditions that would minimise fire incursion. ISSUES: Protection relies on broad-scale management of surrounding country. Triggers unrelated to fire appear to maintain a healthy ecosystem. Issues with lantana and other weeds may result from fire and other disturbance.
Comments 12.2.5: Tends to grade into RE 12.2.14 on seaward side and into 12.2.9 on inland side. Canopy height is highly variable depending on exposure to wind shear. This RE is vulnerable south of Noosa due to weed invasion, recreational use and threat of over-frequent fire. Southern half of bioregion. 12.2.5a: Southern parts of bioregion This RE is vulnerable south of Noosa due to weed invasion, recreational use and threat of over-frequent fire.

1 Estimated extent is from version 12 pre-clearing and 2019 remnant regional ecosystem mapping. Figures are rounded for simplicity. For more precise estimates, including breakdowns by tenure and other themes see remnant vegetation in Queensland.

2 Superseded: Revision of the regional ecosystem classification removed this regional ecosystem code from use. It is included in the regional ecosystem description database because the RE code may appear in older versions of RE mapping and the Vegetation Management regulation.

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Last updated
12 March 2021
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