Data and mapping support provided by SEQ Catchments, Department of Environment and Resource Management and SE Qld Councils (primarily Sunshine Coast Regional Council and Moreton Bay Regional Council).

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The Hinterland Bush Links project area is in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast in South-east Queensland. It includes the coastal plain and a series of coastal ranges that rise to over 800m. In the south of the area, the prominent volcanic plugs of the Glasshouse Mountains punctuate the landscape. The Mary and the Brisbane rivers have the most extensive catchments in the region.  This area enjoys a sub-tropical climate with annual rainfall of up to 2 metres in the ranges.


Hinterland Bush Links Project Area Map

The Hinterland Bush Links project covers an area of approximately 10.000 square kilometres. It extends from the Sunshine Coast inland to Nanango, north to Gympie and Kilkivan and south to Kilcoy and Caboolture. The region embraces upper catchments of the Brisbane and Mary rivers, the lower catchment of the Noosa River, and the entire catchments of the Maroochy, Mooloolah and Stanley rivers, as well as the streams flowing into the Pumicestone Passage. 


Hinterland Bush Links key corridors

The corridors shown in red illustrate key habitat linkages between conservation reserves such as national parks. The red lines are indicative of the corridors but are not to be interpreted as having hard edges. Hinterland Bush Links is working with landholders to restore the health and connectivity of these links which facilitate the movement of wildlife and the seed and pollen that they disperse. We work across a wider region than indicated here, but these are the corridors in which we currently focus much of our effort.


Hinterland Bush Links - Interactive map

This map will enable you to scan across the Hinterland Bush Links project area using satellite imagery to view vegetation cover. It includes mapping layers that show National Parks, State Forests and other public land tenures. Boundaries of catchments and Local Government areas are also indicated. You can zoom in and look at localities of particular interest. This can give you a picture of how vegetation on your property could be connected with vegetation on neighbouring properties.


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