Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Bassett Basin
Parts of Pioneer River and Bassett, Vines and Barnes creeks immediately adjacent to Mackay City.
FHA-044 (Revision 1)
13 April 1995 (original declaration)
13 August 1999 (redeclared to revoke one area of fish habitats and to add another area)
28 March 2008 (redeclared to clarify the boundary)
Mackay Regional Council
Conservation and management of fish habitats in the Pioneer River and adjoining creeks; protection of recreational, Indigenous and commercial fishing; buffer zone between human influence and the tidal environment; local educational resource.
Open Rhizophora shrubland, sand bars and tidal channels; saltmarsh; undercut banks; melaleuca wetlands.
Barramundi; blue salmon; bream; estuary cod; flathead; grunter; mangrove jack; queenfish; whiting; mud crabs; tiger prawns; grey mackerel nursery.
Freshwater ponds flow into Bassett Basin, making a unique tidal habitat important for barramundi.
None presently identified.