Beeron National Park

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Beeron National Park
Queensland
IUCN category II (national park)
Beeron National Park is located in Queensland
Beeron National Park
Beeron National Park
Nearest town or cityMundubbera
Coordinates26°1′2″S 151°18′0″E / 26.01722°S 151.30000°E / -26.01722; 151.30000Coordinates: 26°1′2″S 151°18′0″E / 26.01722°S 151.30000°E / -26.01722; 151.30000
Established2009
Area70.5 km2 (27.2 sq mi)
Managing authoritiesQueensland Parks and Wildlife Service
See alsoProtected areas of Queensland

Beeron National Park is a national park at Beeron in the Wide Bay–Burnett region of Queensland, Australia. The 7050-hectare park preserves plant species of high conservation value, it was formerly known as Beeron Holding or 'Rocky' paddock.[1]

It is part of both the North Burnett Region and South Burnett Region local government areas and the Brigalow Belt bioregion;[2] the park lies within the catchment area of the Boyne River, a tributary of the Burnett River.

Beeron National Park is home to six endemic species and three plants with conservation significance.[1]

In 2010, an extra 7,000 hectares significantly extended the size of the park;[3] the addition was made possible by the cooperation of two mining companies who relinquished their mining permits.[4]

South and west of the national park is Allies Creek State Forest, it is undeveloped with no visitor facilities.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Beeron National Park Management Statement 2013". Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing. 11 November 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Beeron National Park". WetlandInfo. Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
  3. ^ Sam Burgess (30 March 2010). "Park expansion prompts call for more rangers". ABC Southern Queensland. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Bligh Government Expands National Parks By 60,000 Hectares To Protect Rare Plants And Animals". Media-Newswire.com. 28 March 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2014.