Fish habitat policies aim to ensure the long-term protection and enhancement of marine plants and fish habitats along Queensland's coast. The policies document management objectives for assessing development proposals which impact on the values and functions of fish habitats. The policies also help maintain statewide consistency.
Please note: Declared fish habitat areas (FHAs) and related policies are managed by the Department of Environment and Science.
A number of fish habitat policies are being revised to reflect legislative changes and integration of the Fisheries Act 1994 with the Planning Act 2016.
- FHMOP 001: Management and protection of marine plants and other tidal ﬁsh habitats (PDF, 583.3KB)
Background information on the protection and management of marine plants and other tidal fish habitats, assessment of development activities and management of related impacts, and how to apply the policy in terms of development assessment
- FHMOP 003: Permit Applications Assessment and Approvals for Insect Pest Control in Coastal Wetlands (PDF, 185.8KB)
Details mosquito or biting midge activities and approvals required.
- FHMOP 004: Dredging, Extraction and Spoil Disposal Activites (PDF, 314.7KB)
Procedures for the provision of comments and assessment of applications for commercial extraction, dredging and spoil disposal. Information on the history, type and extent of dredging activities in Queensland, impacts on fish and fisheries associated with dredging activities, and relevant case studies are also provided.
- FHMOP 010: Tidal ﬁsh habitats, erosion control and beach replenishment (PDF, 522.9KB)
Provides a transparent and consistent approach to guide staff in considering erosion control structures and beach replenishment when undertaking assessments and providing advice.
- Fish habitat guidelines
- Accepted development requirements
- Guidelines to assist preparing an application addressing State Development Assessment Provisions
- Declared FHA policies