Whitsunday aquaculture development area
Read the Whitsunday aquaculture development area (ADA) overview. This location is suitable for Queensland northern fish species and prawns.
- Abbot Bay/Good Fortune Bay Fisheries
- 316ha on 1 land parcel
- Potential creek access (Splitters, Plain 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 30km north of Bowen CBD (85km north of Whitsunday Coast airport).
- Next to Bruce Highway (major highway) and North Coast railway line.
- Located near existing approved barramundi farm.
- Minor issues accessing water at Splitters Creek to the north‑east through matters of state environmental significance (includes Abbott Bay Resources Reserve, although this can be avoided to access seawater).
- Seawater access possible in Great Barrier Reef Coast Marine Park general use and habitat protection zones (preference for minimal aquaculture structures in habitat protection zones).
- Surrounding regulated vegetation seaward of site (category B—remnant vegetation).
- Site located within coastal management district—any coastal hazard risks may need to be mitigated.
- Site may be subject to periodic stormwater flows—any flood hazards may need to be reviewed and mitigated.
- Last reviewed: 30 Jan 2019
- Last updated: 30 Jan 2019