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Janes Creek Gooseponds Project


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Project lead


Mackay Regional Council




On-ground work

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Reef Catchments

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The Gooseponds are a series of man-made water bodies along Janes Creek, surrounded by urban areas and parkland. The area is heavily modified, but remains a very popular recreation area for the residents of Mackay. A network of pathways, exercise equipment, play grounds and other park amenities are situated in and around the area. A number of pressures impact directly upon this area including; invasive flora and fauna species, fish passage barriers, and agricultural/urban runoff resulting in variable water quality.

Along Janes Creek, upstream of the Gooseponds, weed survey assessments took place on a number of land parcels in the catchment. This identified where weed infestations originate, which allows a more targeted approach to weed management.

Within the Gooseponds, four fishways were constructed at barriers along the system; a V-notched log at Willets Road weir, a Vertical Slot at Malcomson Street weir, a Rock Ramp & Log at Evans Avenue weir and a Rock Ramp at the highway weir. Periodic maintenance is carried out by Mackay Regional Council to ensure the fishways remain functioning.


This project aims to:
  • facilitate fish passage.


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Reference ID


Last updated: 1 February 2016

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2016) Janes Creek Gooseponds Project, WetlandInfo website, accessed 25 June 2024. Available at:

Queensland Government
WetlandInfo   —   Department of Environment, Science and Innovation