Sun Sun Prawn Aquaculture Farm rehabilitation
On-ground work, Planning
Case study type
1 January 2008
28 February 2009
The Port of Townsville Limited (PoTL) commissioned a consultant to undertake an acid sulfate soils (ASS) investigation to further determine the presence and distribution of ASS and aid in the future development of management and remediation strategies for the site after the lessee departed. Investigations identified ASS and potential acid sulfate soils (PASS) that were considered to pose significant environmental risk to the surrounding mangrove habitat, Stuart Creek and Ross River waterways which, form part of the Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries (DPI&F) Cleveland Bay Fish Habitat Area (DPI&F, 2008).
In conjunction with various stakeholders and close liaison with State and Local regulators, PoTL subsequently commissioned the development and implementation of a remediation plan for the site with the key objective being to minimise existing and future environmental harm, principally by neutralising the identified ASS and returning the site to a landform consistent with the surrounding area. Encouraging natural rehabilitation and colonisation of marine fauna and flora within the intertidal zone through the promotion of regular tidal inundation of the area.
Last updated: 23 January 2019
This page should be cited as:
Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2019) Sun Sun Prawn Aquaculture Farm rehabilitation, WetlandInfo website, accessed 13 April 2023. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/sun-sun-prawn-aquaculture-farm-rehabilitation-9bab/