Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Midge

Midge declared Fish Habitat Area

Midge declared Fish Habitat Area


Dempster and Hervey Creek and the foreshore/coastal waters south to Dewars Point, 45 km south-east of Proserpine.

Plan number

FHA-001 (PDF, 589.8KB)


8,199 ha

Management level


Declaration dates

10 May 1986 (original declaration)
24 July 1998 (redeclared)

Local government

Mackay Regional Council

Management features

Wetlands buffer zone from rural development for Repulse declared Fish Habitat Area; conservation of recreational fishing grounds.

Habitat values

Closed Rhizophora forests along estuary fringed by saltmarsh areas; seagrass beds towards mouth of Black Rock Creek; inshore reefs.

Fisheries values

Recreational and Indigenous fisheries; barramundi; blue salmon; bream; estuary cod; flathead; grey mackerel; grunter; mangrove jack; queenfish; school mackerel; sweetlip; various emperor species; banana and blue-legged king prawns.

Other values

Marine turtle habitat.