Flora and fauna survey of the vegetation and faunal habitats adjacent to the Mackay-Bucasia Road

Dixon, Dale (2000) Flora and fauna survey of the vegetation and faunal habitats adjacent to the Mackay-Bucasia Road. Report. James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia.

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The Mackay-Bucasia Road, from its junction with the Bruce highway to Bucasia, is approximately 13.2 km in length and dissects a number of different land tenures including commercial, residential, sporting, agricultural, and remnant pockets of natural vegetation. The urban areas serviced by the Mackay-Bucasia Road are rapidly expanding and much of the existing agricultural land is being redeveloped for suburban use. Maunsell McIntyre has commissioned a flora and fauna survey of the areas immediately adjacent the road and this report documents the organisms encountered in the area during the survey.

Mackay is centrally located in the Central Queensland Coast bioregional ecosystem as described by Young (1999) which is equivalent to the Central Mackay Coast bioregion, an interim name proposed by Thackaway and Cresswell (1995). The bioregion is further subdivided by Young (1999) into five provinces with Mackay located in province two, the Sarina-Proserpine Lowlands. Young (1999) described the eastern part of this province as consisting of alluvial and estuarine sediments interspersed with acid intrusive low hills and bluffs, that once supported paperbark and eucalypt woodlands, and rainforest similar to the Whitsunday province, but which now supports mostly plantations of sugarcane. The flora and fauna found adjacent to the Mackay-Bucasia Road was assessed within the context of the regional ecosystems described by Young (1999) and with respect to rare and threatened taxa that may be present in the area.

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ACTFR Report No. 00/03

Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2016 23:56
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