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Item: Maranoa-Balonne-Condamine subregion

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The Maranoa-Balonne-Condamine subregion is mainly within the Queensland part of the Murray–Darling Basin, with a small area in New South Wales. It includes the headwaters of the Condamine River and the Maranoa River as well as the floodplains of the Upper Darling Plains. The main cities and towns are Toowoomba, Warwick, Dalby, Chinchilla, Roma, St George and Goondiwindi. Most of the land is used for agriculture. Groundwater use varies across the subregion, but is commonly extracted for stock and domestic purposes, as well as for town water supply, agriculture and coal seam gas production. Wetlands in the subregion include seasonal, semi-permanent and permanent wetlands and lagoons. Some of these wetlands are nationally significant. The Culgoa River Floodplains and the Narran Lakes system are downstream of the subregion. The northern part of the Narran Lakes system is an internationally recognised and protected wetland. Two significant cultural sites are also downstream of the subregion and could be impacted by activities in the subregion. The subregion is home to a number of water-dependent ecological communities, animals and plants which are listed as threatened under Queensland and Commonwealth legislation.

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description The Maranoa-Balonne-Condamine subregion is mainly within the Queensland part of the Murray–Darling Basin, with a small area in New South Wales. It includes the headwaters of the Condamine River and the Maranoa River as well as the floodplains of the Upper Darling Plains. The main cities and towns are Toowoomba, Warwick, Dalby, Chinchilla, Roma, St George and Goondiwindi. Most of the land is used for agriculture. Groundwater use varies across the subregion, but is commonly extracted for stock and domestic purposes, as well as for town water supply, agriculture and coal seam gas production. Wetlands in the subregion include seasonal, semi-permanent and permanent wetlands and lagoons. Some of these wetlands are nationally significant. The Culgoa River Floodplains and the Narran Lakes system are downstream of the subregion. The northern part of the Narran Lakes system is an internationally recognised and protected wetland. Two significant cultural sites are also downstream of the subreg...
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broader Northern Inland Catchments bioregion
description The Maranoa-Balonne-Condamine subregion is mainly within the Queensland part of the Murray–Darling Basin, with a small area in New South Wales. It includes the headwaters of the Condamine River and the Maranoa River as well as the floodplains of the Upper Darling Plains. The main cities and towns are Toowoomba, Warwick, Dalby, Chinchilla, Roma, St George and Goondiwindi. Most of the land is used for agriculture. Groundwater use varies across the subregion, but is commonly extracted for stock and domestic purposes, as well as for town water supply, agriculture and coal seam gas production. Wetlands in the subregion include seasonal, semi-permanent and permanent wetlands and lagoons. Some of these wetlands are nationally significant. The Culgoa River Floodplains and the Narran Lakes system are downstream of the subregion. The northern part of the Narran Lakes system is an internationally recognised and protected wetland. Two significant cultural sites are also downstream of the subreg...
editorial note Approved October 2013
label Maranoa-Balonne-Condamine subregion
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note This term and definition is used in technical products in the Bioregional Assessment Programme, a collaboration between the Australian Government Department of the Environment, the Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO and Geoscience Australia. For more information see http://www.bioregionalassessments.gov.au.
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