Sandringham Lagoon is a 2.2 km long wetland located at the headwaters of Sandringham Creek in Balberra (South of Mackay). The lagoon retains habitat for waterbirds and migratory fish species and acts as a retention basin for run off from a sugar cane dominated catchment. The environmental threats included fish passage barriers, invasive weed infestations choking the system and poor riparian vegetation condition.

Monitoring Organisation Mackay Regional Council

Name Luke Galea

Phone 4961 9181


Position in organisation Supervisor Waterways Team

Activity Type waterway projects (e.g. fish ladder installation, aquatic weed removal)

Activity Indicators water quality in freshwater river basins

Activity location Plane catchment

Frequency of monitoring

Location of monitoring data

Date quality / confidence

Collaborators MRC

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