Janes Creek Gooseponds Project
Mackay Regional Council
Case study type
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:
Last updated: 1 February 2016
This page should be cited as:
Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2016) Janes Creek Gooseponds Project, WetlandInfo website, accessed 13 May 2021. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/janes-creek-gooseponds-project-ec9b/