Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Sand Bay

Constant Creek, Sand Bay declared Fish Habitat Area

Constant Creek, Sand Bay declared Fish Habitat Area


Sand Bay, 25 km north-west of Mackay.

Plan number

FHA-006 (PDF, 610.8KB)  (revision 1)


11,490 ha

Management level


Declaration dates

10 May 1986 (original declaration)
23 July 1998 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries)
22 May 2009 (redeclared to include adjoining fish habitats)

Local government

Mackay Regional Council

Management features

Protection of fishing grounds.

Habitat values

Mangrove-lined creeks with Aegiceras, Avicennia, Ceriops, Excoecaria and Rhizophora; intertidal flats and seagrass areas.

Fisheries values

Commercial, recreational and Indigenous fishing; barramundi; blue salmon; bream; estuary cod; flathead; grey mackerel; grunter; mangrove jack; queenfish; school mackerel; whiting.

Other values

Protection of dugong habitat; flatback and green turtle nesting area.