Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / QLD / Wallaby Wetlands

Wallaby Wetlands is a dedicated wildlife sanctuary situated 14km east of Mount Molloy, Queensland. HSI intends to conduct a large-scale restoration project to re-establish native habitats and support wildlife on the property.

The property features two natural billabongs and frontage onto a large lagoon in the neighbouring Macalister Range National Park. The property borders the national park on three sides and WLT sanctuary Sheoak Ridge Nature Reserve on the fourth.

The property is approximately 76.5 hectares and is completely fenced. Used for sugar cane production for 20 years, the area is now largely cleared but still supports remnant habitat in some areas. The riparian rainforest zone running into Rifle Creek supports a wildlife corridor for various native species including the southern cassowary (Casuarius casuarius). The property also features sclerophyll ecosystems which are home to gliders and bettongs, and may support relocated koalas in the future.

The property is expected to provide habitat for a wide range of species including striped possums (Dactylopsila trivirgata), feathertail gliders (Acrobates pygmaeus), northern quolls (Dasyurus hallucatus), platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), spectacled flying-foxes (Pteropus conspicillatus), rainbow bee-eaters (Merops ornatus), double-eyed fig parrots (Cyclopsitta diophthalma), amethystine pythons (Morelia amethistina), stony creek frogs (Litoria wilcoxii) and a wide range of insects.