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Queensland South West

Queensland South West
Photo: Queensland Murray-Darling Committee

The Queensland South West encompasses a broad and changeable geographical area. For the purposes of Grow Me Instead, it begins at Emerald and runs through to 'Cameron's Corner' on the western edge and Darling Downs to the east. There are several microclimates and soil types within the bioregion. The region is typically dry throughout most of the year yet can be subject to incredibly wet periods and river flooding during summer; the area is home to an interesting and diverse flora. It is important to remember an invasive plant in the neighbouring Dry-Tropics or Darling Downs may not be invasive in such a generally harsh climate. Many of the invasive plants identified in this bioregion may also be applicable to adjacent inland areas. The information is useful throughout these nearby inland regions however it would be prudent to seek sound local advice when making plant selection.

The South West is home to many significant national parks, state forest areas and major state catchments that contribute to national river systems. It is of paramount importance that sound plant advice is sought before planting adjacent to these sensitive areas. Consideration must be given to appropriate plant choice as birds and other animals can distribute seeds into nearby bush-land and river fringes causing destruction of natural habitat.

Queensland South West Invasive Plants
Queensland South West Alternative Plants
Queensland South West Reference Group


Download Queensland South West GMI Guide PDF


Queensland Murray-Darling Downs Committee

Grow Me Instead Queensland South West has been developed by NGIQ through generous funding support from Queensland Murray-Darling Committee (QMDC).
South West NRM Ltd
Grow Me Instead Queensland South West has been developed by NGIQ through generous funding support from South West NRM Ltd.
Caring For Our Country The Grow Me Instead website has been supported by NGIQ through funding from the Australian Governments Caring for our Country.


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