Hinchinbrook (Macknade) aquaculture development area
Read the Hinchinbrook (Macknade) aquaculture development area (ADA) overview. This location is suitable for Queensland northern fish species and prawns.
- 498ha on 11 land parcels
- Potential creek/river access (parts of the Seymour River) or beach access for intake/discharge
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 14km north-east of Ingham CBD (100km north of Townsville airport).
- Next to Bruce Highway (major highway) and North Coast railway line.
- North section of site includes an existing operational aquaculture facility that provides opportunity for expansion.
- New investment should take into consideration the existing aquaculture facility's current practices as part of any feasibility assessment and consult with the existing operator regarding intake/discharge.
- Certain land parcels include pockets of regulated vegetation (e.g. category R-GBR riverine; essential (wildlife) habitat).
- 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 northern land parcels may be below highest astronomical tide (HAT) development for land-based marine aquaculture will need to be located above HAT.
- The Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area and fish habitat area—management A area located to the north of the site. Intake/discharge infrastructure will need to avoid these areas.
- Last reviewed: 21 Jul 2021
- Last updated: 21 Jul 2021