Technical Advice on the Legal Requirements to Remove, Destroy and Disturb Mangroves and other Protected Marine Plants - Queensland

Description

Support is provided to preserve the state's fish habitat and monitor authorised removal or destruction of mangroves and other protected marine plants.

All marine plants are protected wherever they grow (ie on freehold, leasehold or state lands) and whether they are living or dead, standing or fallen.

Fisheries Queensland, assists developers, local government and landholders with advice and guidance on complying with procedures under the Fisheries Act (1994) and the Planning Act 2016 and State Development Assessment Provisions associated with applications for approval to remove, destroy or disturb fish habitats.  Fisheries Queensland also:

  • provides advice to individuals, companies (and entities, etc)  and government agencies on applicable self-assessable codes,
  • is a referral agency for applicants completing permit applications and addressing fisheries state interests outlined in the State Development Assessment Provisions, and
  • technical information about mangroves or marine plants vital to fisheries production.

Fisheries Queensland may determine development permit conditions for damaging, destroying or removing marine plants through application assessment and on-site inspections of the area concerned with the applicant to fully assess potential fisheries impacts. Pre-lodgement meetings and discussions are recommended. Any residual impacts to fish habitats must be offset as required under the Queensland Government Environmental Offsets Policy.

Service type

Support Service

A service offered by government to aid in running a business.

Eligibility requirements

State Development Assessment Provisions, self-assessable codes and DAF and DNPSR policies, Codes of Practice and guidelines available online.

Fees

No fees apply to information. Specific fees for applications and assessment of a development permit application apply.

Publications Details process

A wide range of publications on marine plants and fish habitats is available on the Department's website.

Publication lists include:

  • Technical information
  • Guidelines and policies
  • Self-assessable codes, guidelines and policies
  • Aquatic pest control

Additional information

All marine plants (including mangroves, saltmarsh plant, seagrasses) are protected in Queensland.

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Fisheries Queensland

Impact Assessment and Management

Contact details

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Manager

Impact Assessment and Management

Fisheries Queensland

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Operating address: 38-40 Tingira Street
Corner Aumuller & Tingira Streets
Portsmith, Queensland 4870
Mailing address: PO Box 5396
Cairns, Queensland 4870
Phone: 07 4241 1200
Email: idasnfc@daf.qld.gov.au
Website: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Opens in new window)

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Manager

Impact Assessment and Management

Fisheries Queensland

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Operating address: Maroochy Research Station
47 Mayers Road
Nambour, Queensland 4560
Mailing address: PO Box 5083 Sunshine Coast Mail Centre
Nambour, Queensland 4560
Phone: 07 5381 1360
Email: Idassfc@daf.qld.gov.au
Website: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Opens in new window)

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Customer Service Centre

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Phone: 07 3404 6999
Phone: 13 25 23
Website: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Customer Service Centre (Opens in new window)