Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Coombabah
Coombabah Creek and Lake upstream of junction with Saltwater Creek, 10 km north-west of Southport, Gold Coast.
19 November 1983 (original declaration)
21 May 1988 (redeclared to revoke Saltwater Creek)
25 March 1989 (redeclared to add adjoining fish habitats)
24 July 1998 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries)
Gold Coast City Council
Wetlands buffer zone from residential development and associated run-off for the Jumpinpin-Broadwater FHA, protection of remaining undisturbed habitat.
Avicennia and Rhizophora zones along tidal creek, shallow silty-sand estuarine lake.
Fishing in Coombabah Creek; bream, estuary cod, flathead, garfish, luderick, mangrove jack, sea mullet, tailor, whiting, banana prawns, king prawns, bay prawns.
Excellent boardwalk provides access to declared FHA.