Pumicestone Passage and Catchment

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The Pumicestone Passage is a tidal waterway between Bribie Island and the mainland, winding 45 kilometres from Caloundra in the north to Deception Bay in the south. The Passage has extensive mangrove forests, seagrass meadows and inter-tidal sandbars and mudflats, which provide valuable habitat for fish, dugong, turtles, crabs, oysters, juvenile prawns and a wide variety of local and migratory waders and shorebirds. It also provides a wide range of water-based recreational activities that support local lifestyles and tourism.

The 784 sq km catchment includes major forestry plantations and other primary production, including pineapples, strawberries, turf and tree cropping; a population of 61,000 people in urban areas of Caloundra, Bribie Island and several hinterland towns (based on 2011 census data); and protected bushland areas, including national park reserves around the iconic Glass House Mountains and on Bribie Island.

$10 million +


LGA Moreton Bay Regional Council, Sunshine Coast Council





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  • Pumicestone Passage and Catchment Action Plan

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  • Pumicestone Passage and Catchment Action Plan - Progress Report

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