Declared Fish Habitat Area proposals - Central Queensland
Second round of consultation has now closed
Clyde Creek is part of the proposed Calliope River declared Fish Habitat Area
The second round of consultation on the proposed declaration of two new Fish Habitat Areas (FHAs) at Calliope River (Gladstone) and Leekes Creek (Great Keppel Island), and extension of the existing Fitzroy River declared FHA (Rockhampton) to include Balaclava Island and surrounding wetlands has now closed and responses are being considered.
The Central Queensland proposed new and extended FHA map shows the location of the areas under consideration. Proposal Plans (based upon the revised Area of Interest plans following submissions made during the first round of consultation) are provided below.
Investigation of the fish habitat value of these areas is part of the declared FHA Investigations Program, Central Queensland).
Calliope River, Gladstone
The Calliope River is proposed to be declared a management B area. Within a management B FHA, public and private structures may be authorised, subject to assessment.
Leekes Creek, Great Keppel Island
The Leekes Creek area is proposed to be declared a management A FHA. Within a management A FHA, small scale public boating access structures may be authorised, subject to assessment.
Fitzroy River declared FHA, Rockhampton
Expansion of the Fitzroy River declared FHA also forms part of a key Queensland Government commitment to protect the Fitzroy delta in the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan. It is proposed that the extension to the declared FHA will be a management A area. Within a management A FHA, small scale public boating access structures may be authorised, subject to assessment.
- Fitzroy River FHA extension proposal plan
- Explanation of changes – Fitzroy River FHA extension proposal plan
Consultation and declaration process
Two rounds of consultation have been conducted for the declared FHA proposals and the responses to the second round are currently being considered.
Should the submissions show stakeholder support, NPSR will seek endorsement from the Minister for National Parks, Sport and Racing to progress amendment of the Fisheries Regulation 2008 for FHA declaration to be in effect by late 2016.
|Candidate areas nominated||
|Habitat and fisheries assessments||
Fitzroy extension—June 2014
Calliope R. and Leekes Ck—July 2014
|First round of stakeholder consultation||
18 August 2014 – 7 November 2014
|Second round of stakeholder consultation||
2 February – 30 March 2016
For any enquiries relating to the Program, please contact NPSR on phone 07 4936 0156 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.