Gladstone aquaculture development area
Read the Gladstone aquaculture development area (ADA) overview. This location is suitable for Queensland southern fish species and prawns.
- Gladstone/Calliope River
- 579ha on 15 land parcels
- Potential access (Calliope River, other creeks) for intake/discharge
Examples of potential aquaculture species
- Marine prawns (black tiger and banana prawns)
- Marine finfish (e.g. mulloway, estuary cod, sand whiting, dusky flathead, sea mullet species)
Note: Outdoor pond farming of barramundi is possible; however temperature conditions (south of Rockhampton) may be too cold to successfully farm barramundi, or other northern species.
- Approximately 15km south-west of Gladstone CBD (10km south-west of Gladstone airport).
- Adjacent to Bruce Highway (major highway) and Calliope River Road.
- Seawater access possible in the Calliope River (fish habitat area—management B area).
- Central section of site includes regulated vegetation (category C—high value regrowth vegetation) and should be avoided.
- Sections of site includes regulated vegetation (category R—reef-regrowth watercourse vegetation) and borders regulated vegetation (category B—remnant vegetation).
- Sections along Calliope River include wildlife habitat.
- Mount Stowe State Forest located north of site.
- Southern section includes easement for the dispersal of wastewater from the adjacent Homeground Villages workforce accommodation.
- Part of site located within coastal management district—any coastal hazard risks may need to be mitigated.
- Last reviewed: 30 Jan 2019
- Last updated: 1 Mar 2019