Species Profile and Threats Database

For information to assist in referral, environmental assessment and compliance issues, refer to the Listing Advice and/or Conservation Advice and Recovery Plan. The Listing and/or Conservation Advice define the national ecological community and may include Key Diagnostic Characteristics, Condition Thresholds, Priority Research and Conservation Actions and additional considerations.
In addition, for recovery planning, mitigation and conservation information, refer to the Recovery Plan (where available) or the Conservation Advice.

EPBC Act Listing Status Listed as Critically Endangered
Date Effective 27 Mar 2012
Listing and Conservation Advices For ecological communities listed from 2013 onwards, there is no separate listing advice. Instead, the advice from the Threatened Species Scientific Committee regarding the listing status of the ecological community and recommendation regarding a recovery plan are contained within the Conservation Advice.
Commonwealth Listing Advice on Seasonal Herbaceous Wetlands (Freshwater) of the Temperate Lowland Plains (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2012i) [Listing Advice].
Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Seasonal Herbaceous Wetlands (Freshwater) of the Temperate Lowland Plains (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2012j) [Conservation Advice].
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan required, considerable work is needed to ensure continued protection for this ecological community and to promote cross-jurisdictional cooperation, co-ordination between land managers and support from key stakeholders with recovery actions. It is expected that any existing management plans or conservation initiatives would be taken into account in the recovery plan (14/03/2012).
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans
Federal Register of Legislative Instruments Inclusion of ecological communities in the list of threatened ecological communities under section 181 of the EPBC Act 1999 - Seasonal Herbaceous Wetlands (Freshwater) of the Temperate Lowland Plains (14/03/2012) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2012n) [Legislative Instrument].
Indicative Distribution Map(s) Map of Seasonal Herbaceous Wetlands (Freshwater) of the Temperate Lowland Plains (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), 2012a) [Indicative Map].
Distribution Map Community Distribution Map

This map has been compiled from datasets with a range of scales and quality. Species or ecological community distributions included in this map are only indicative and not meant for local assessment. Planning or investment decisions at a local scale should seek some form of ground-truthing to confirm the existence of the species or ecological community at locations of interest. Such assessments should refer to the text of the Listing Advice, which is the legal entity protected under the EPBC Act.

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This database is designed to provide statutory, biological and ecological information on species and ecological communities, migratory species, marine species, and species and species products subject to international trade and commercial use protected under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act). It has been compiled from a range of sources including listing advice, recovery plans, published literature and individual experts. While reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, no guarantee is given, nor responsibility taken, by the Commonwealth for its accuracy, currency or completeness. The Commonwealth does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage that may be occasioned directly or indirectly through the use of, or reliance on, the information contained in this database. The information contained in this database does not necessarily represent the views of the Commonwealth. This database is not intended to be a complete source of information on the matters it deals with. Individuals and organisations should consider all the available information, including that available from other sources, in deciding whether there is a need to make a referral or apply for a permit or exemption under the EPBC Act.

Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Seasonal Herbaceous Wetlands (Freshwater) of the Temperate Lowland Plains in Community and Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: Accessed 2014-09-24T02:33:42EST.