Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Currumbin Creek
Part of Currumbin Creek, adjacent to Palm Beach and Currumbin High School, Gold Coast.
19 November 1983 (original declaration)
13 August 1999 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries)
Gold Coast City Council
Habitats support commercial, recreational and Indigenous fishing; used for both education and research.
Scattered mangrove stands dominated by Avicennia, seagrass and saltmarsh along estuary.
Important recreational fishing area of southern Gold Coast; bream, estuary cod, flathead, garfish, mangrove jack, sea mullet, tailor, whiting, mud and sand crabs.
The most southerly estuary in Queensland, with some of the last remaining examples of natural marine vegetation in this area.
Excellent boardwalk with fishing platforms; outstanding educational value with adjoining school launching ramp and fish habitat interpretive signage in FHA.