Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Bohle River

Bushland Beach, Bohle River Fish Habitat Area

Bushland Beach, Bohle River Fish Habitat Area


Lower parts of the Bohle River and foreshore to the mouth of Black River, 12 km north-west of Townsville.

Plan number

FHA-027 (PDF, 3.0MB)


4,788 ha

Management level


Declaration dates

19 November 1983 (original declaration)
13 August 1999 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries)
21 December 2012 (redeclared to include the Townsville Town Common and better define offshore boundary)

Local government

Townsville City Council

Management features

Estuarine and wetlands buffer zone from urban development; controlled development adjacent to tidal wetlands.

Habitat values

Extensive stands of mangroves, saltmarshes and unvegetated claypans along estuary; seagrass beds; undercut banks; sandy beaches.

Fisheries values

Recreational, Indigenous and commercial;fishing; barramundi, blue salmon, bream, estuary cod, flathead, grey mackerel, grunter, mangrove jack, queenfish, sea mullet, school mackerel, tiger prawns, banana prawns, blue legged king prawns.

Other values

None presently identified.