Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - West Hill
Yarrawonga Point/Marion Creek south to Flaggy Rock Creek including West Hill Island and adjacent coastal waters, around 80 km south-east of Mackay.
6,482 ha management A
11,064 ha management B
A and B
22 November 1986 (original declaration)
22 May 2009 (redeclared and combined with Carmila and Marion Fish Habitat Areas)
Isaac Regional Council
Protection of important fish habitat; Marion and Carmila sections (management B) provide a wetlands buffer zone from rural development for the West Hill section (management A).
Extensive mangrove stands, tending towards patchiness around Feather Creek; extensive saltmarshes and intertidal flats; salt flats also present; Zostera and Halophila beds.
Protection of commercial and recreational fisheries for barramundi and mud crabs; barramundi; blue salmon; bream; estuary cod; flathead; grey mackerel; grunter; mangrove jack; queenfish; sea mullet; school mackerel; whiting; mud crab.
Fringing inshore reef.