Hinchinbrook (Halifax/Braemeadows) aquaculture development area

Read the Hinchinbrook (Halifax/Braemeadows) aquaculture development area (ADA) overview. This location is suitable for Queensland northern fish species and prawns.

Location snapshot


  • Halifax/Braemeadows

Local government

  • Hinchinbrook

ADA size

  • 1,476ha over 16 property addresses

Water access

  • Potential creek access (Victoria Creek, Lagoon Creek) or beach access for intake/discharge, or combination.

Examples of potential aquaculture species

  • Marine prawns (black tiger and banana prawns)
  • Barramundi
  • Marine finfish (e.g. tropical groper and cod, cobia, threadfin, snapper, mullet species)

Further information

  • Approximately 13km east of Ingham CBD (100km north of Townsville airport).
  • Next to Bruce Highway (major highway) and North Coast railway line.
  • Certain land parcels include pockets of regulated vegetation (e.g. category R-GBR riverine; essential (wildlife) habitat).
  • Sections of wildlife habitat (endangered or vulnerable) adjacent to certain land parcels and parts of Victoria Creek.
  • Site located within natural hazard areas including flooding and storm-tide inundation—any hazard risks may need to be mitigated and corresponding impacts to adjacent properties avoided or minimised.
  • Sections of certain land parcels may be below highest astronomical tide (HAT)—development for land-based marine aquaculture will need to be located above HAT.

View a map of the Hinchinbrook (Halifax/Braemeadows) ADA.