Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Meunga Creek


Meunga Creek to 20 m downstream of Bruce Highway, includes coastal waters outside mouth, 4 km north/north-west of Cardwell.

Plan number

FHA-040 (PDF, 414.3KB)


440 ha

Management level


Declaration dates

19 November 1983 (original declaration)
21 September 2001 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries)

Local government

Cardwell Shire Council

Management features

Protection of barramundi habitat and associated wetlands; cooperative management with Traditional Owners.

Habitat values

Extensive Rhizophora zone associated with estuary; subtidal and intertidal flats; vegetated and unvegetated salt flats.

Fisheries values

Important recreational fishing area; commercial and Indigenous fishing; barramundi; blue salmon; bream; estuary cod; grey mackerel; grunter; mangrove jack; queenfish; school mackerel; whiting.

Other values

Adjoining Melaleuca forests.