Wetlands help to protect people, property, and the environment from the impacts of extreme weather including floods and storm surges. Wetlands also support a huge range of plants and animals, including many threatened species. Our estuarine wetlands are extensive and include areas of Thompson Point, Keppel Sands, Cooee Bay, Farnborough, and Stanage. Head to the Department of Environment and Science Wetlands Info page to learn more.
Livingstone Shire is also home to some of the most significant wetlands in Australia. The Shoalwater Bay and Corio Bay wetlands are considered internationally important under the Ramsar Convention. You can find out more about our Ramsar Wetlands here.