Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Kolan River

Mangroves, Kolan River

Mangroves, Kolan River


Parts of Kolan River downstream of Avondale, 28 km north-west of Bundaberg.

Plan number

FHA-032 (PDF, 640.7KB)


1,896 ha

Management level


Declaration dates

17 November 1983 (original declaration)
20 September 2001 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries)

Local government

Bundaberg Regional Council

Management features

Important prawn and fish habitat.

Habitat values

Extensive mangrove stands along estuary with some channel islands/sandbars present.

Fisheries values

Supports important commercial prawn fishery; recreational finfish area; Indigenous fishing; bream; estuary cod; flathead; garfish; grey mackerel; mangrove jack; sea mullet; school mackerel; whiting; banana prawns.

Other values

None presently identified.

Further references

Mackenzie, J & Duke, N C 2001, State of the Mangroves Report 2008: Condition assessment of the tidal wetlands of the Burnett May Region, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane.