Obi Obi Parklands - Southern Wetland Species List

The Maleny Community Precinct Master Plan includes an area now referred to as the Southern Wetland. This is shown as the lower of the two wetland areas in this graphic.

Green Hills, as part of the Precinct Community Advisory Group, was recently asked by the Council to comment on a proposed management plan for this area. The below species list was included in the Green Hills response to Council.

Although the wetlands are classified as palustrine, for several months of the year there is open water in the central channel. During periods of dry conditions in the interior, many wetlands on the Blackall Range provide a refuge for waterbirds from inland waterways. During the last ten-year drought, birds such as Grey Teal, Hardheads and Magpie Geese were seen in the southern wetland. The Magpie Geese grazed in the littoral zone and bred in nearby dams that had more extensive open water.

We contend that the southern wetland is indeed an important habitat, not only for birds, but other wetland dependent animals.


Lists of species recorded for the Southern Wetland on the Maleny Community Precinct:

Mammals and Frogs