Plan for Curtis Island national park

A NEW report outlines how we can protect the unique landscape on Curtis Island.

The Draft Curtis Island National Park Management statement has been released and is open to feedback.

Trudy Sheppard captured this photo of a hatchling making its way to the water on Curtis Island this week.   Photo Trudy Sheppard
Trudy Sheppard captured this photo of a hatchling making its way to the water on Curtis Island this week. Photo Trudy Sheppard Contributed

"Curtis Island National Park is part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage property and is internationally recognised for its Outstanding Universal Value," the report reads.

"The vegetation communities, many of which are endangered or of concern include wetlands, littoral rainforests, eucalypt forests and woodlands, lowland melaleuca swamps, open heathlands, low shrublands and dune communities.

NEW PARK? The Department is asking if locals if they should make large swathes of Curtis Island a National Park, or not.
NEW PARK? The Department is asking if locals if they should make large swathes of Curtis Island a National Park, or not.

"Although the island occurs in one of the drier zones of the Queensland coast, it contains a diversity of vegetation with both tropical and sub-tropical floristics."

The report outlines how each part of the National Park will be managed in the future.

If you would like to read it, or comment on it, visit nprsr.qld.gov.au.

HEALTH: These symbols are used in the next three tables to demonstrate the condition of parts of Curtis Island's natural habitat.
HEALTH: These symbols are used in the next three tables to demonstrate the condition of parts of Curtis Island's natural habitat. Department of National Parks, Sp

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