Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Tallebudgera Creek

Mangroves, Tallebudgera Creek declared Fish Habitat Area

Mangroves, Tallebudgera Creek declared Fish Habitat Area


Tallebudgera Creek, Gold Coast.

Plan number

FHA-019 (PDF, 308.7KB)


35 ha

Management level


Declaration dates

12 June 1971 (original declaration)
13 August 1999 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries)

Local government

Gold Coast City Council

Management features

Educational use for field studies including sampling by local schools and tertiary institutions; protection of remaining estuarine habitat and nursery areas for fish and crustaceans; good public access via Tallebudgera Creek Environmental Park boardwalk.

Habitat values

Patchy Avicennia mangrove stands along banks; remnant mangrove islands in an estuarine environment modified by human activity; rocky foreshores; shoal areas and scattered areas of saltmarsh.

Fisheries values

Bream; estuary cod; flathead; garfish; mangrove jack; sea mullet; tailor; whiting; banana prawns.

Other values

None presently identified.