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Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Bassett Basin

Bassett Creek

Bassett Creek

Location

Parts of Pioneer River and Bassett, Vines and Barnes creeks immediately adjacent to Mackay City.

Plan number

FHA-044 (PDF, 766K) (Revision 1)

Size

662 ha

Management level

B

Declaration dates

13 April 1995 (original declaration)
13 August 1999 (redeclared to revoke one area of fish habitats and to add another area)
28 March 2008 (redeclared to clarify the boundary)

Local government

Mackay Regional Council

Management features

Conservation and management of fish habitats in the Pioneer River and adjoining creeks; protection of recreational, Indigenous and commercial fishing; buffer zone between human influence and the tidal environment; local educational resource.

Habitat values

Open Rhizophora shrubland, sand bars and tidal channels; saltmarsh; undercut banks; melaleuca wetlands.

Fisheries values

Barramundi; blue salmon; bream; estuary cod; flathead; grunter; mangrove jack; queenfish; whiting; mud crabs; tiger prawns; grey mackerel nursery.

Unique features

Freshwater ponds flow into Bassett Basin, making a unique tidal habitat important for barramundi.

Other benefits

None presently identified.

Information current as at September 2012.

Last reviewed
28 June 2019
Last updated
27 September 2012