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The Vegetation of Kooragang Island, New South Wales.

Authors:

P K Outhred ,

R T Buckney

Abstract

Kooragang Island lies at the mouth of the Hunter River estuary, and is flanked by the North and South Channels of the River (Fig. 1). It has an area of 2592 ha vegetated mainly by mangrove and saltmarsh communities with some pasture development on the western end. Plans to reclaim the Island for industrial development met with opposition and the future of the Island became the subject of a public inquiry (Coffey, 1973) which recommended that a part of the Island and Fullerton Cover to the north be preserved as a wetland habitat, particularly for migratory wading birds.
How to Cite: Outhred, P.K. and Buckney, R.T., 2009. The Vegetation of Kooragang Island, New South Wales.. Wetlands Australia, 3(2), pp.pp. 58–70. DOI: http://doi.org/10.31646/wa.73
Published on 17 Oct 2009.
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