Townsville aquaculture development area
Read the Townsville aquaculture development area (ADA) overview. This location is suitable for Queensland northern fish species and prawns.
- Sleeper Log/Leichhardt Creek
- 319ha on 2 (main) land parcels
- Potential creek access (Leichhardt, Sleeper Log, Two Mile Creeks), 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 35km north of Townsville CBD (30km north of Townsville airport).
- Next to Bruce Highway (major highway) and North Coast railway line.
- Site includes abandoned prawn farm which requires maintenance to make it fit for purpose.
- Surrounding regulated vegetation (category B—remnant vegetation and small sections of regulated vegetation; category R—reef-regrowth watercourse vegetation).
- South section of southern site includes regulated vegetation (category C—high value regrowth vegetation) and should be avoided.
- High ecological value waters located north of site.
- Potential management regarding silting of creek mouths to ensure intake of water.
- Water quality/quantity to supply farm from surrounding creeks requires assessment.
- Site located within coastal management district—any coastal hazard risks may need to be mitigated.
- Site located near existing orchid farm.
- Last reviewed: 30 Jan 2019
- Last updated: 14 Feb 2019