1.1.1 Bioregion

The Maranoa-Balonne-Condamine subregion is part of the Northern Inland Catchments bioregion (Figure 3). The Northern Inland Catchments bioregion is located west of the Great Dividing Range in eastern Australia. It includes parts of the northern Murray–Darling Basin in northern NSW and southern Queensland. Parts of the northern Murray–Darling Basin that are not underlain by coal are not included. The Northern Inland Catchments bioregion adjoins the Clarence‑Moreton bioregion in the north-east, and the Northern Sydney Basin bioregion in the south. It covers an area of about 248,000 km2.

The Maranoa-Balonne-Condamine subregion includes the Border Rivers, Maranoa‑Balonne and Condamine natural resource management regions over the extent of the coal-bearing Surat and Clarence‑Moreton geological basins. The subregion also extends west to include part of the eastern edge of the Queensland South West natural resource management region, and south to include part of the NSW North West Local Land Services region. The Maranoa-Balonne-Condamine subregion covers a smaller area than the combined Border Rivers, Moonie and Condamine-Balonne river basins; it does not extend beyond the coal-bearing geological basins.

Figure 3

Figure 3 Northern Inland Catchments bioregion and subregions

Last updated:
5 January 2018
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