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.
- 1,476ha over 16 property addresses
- 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)
- Marine finfish (e.g. tropical groper and cod, cobia, threadfin, snapper, mullet species)
- 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.
- Last reviewed: 21 Jul 2021
- Last updated: 21 Jul 2021