Below is an initial summary of contacts and reports/studies in relation to the Noosa River. In the first section, they have been collated into entity links. Following that is a categorical list. We will continue to add more as we find, or if you send via


State Government Departments:

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries: Fisheries

Department of Transport and Main Roads Maritime Safety Qld

Department of Environment and Science: Wildlife and ecosystems, Water Quality and ecosystem health, Licences and Permits.

Federal Government Departments:

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment: Fisheries

Local Government

Noosa Shire Council:

Noosa Rivers and Creeks

Noosa River Management (Noosa River Stakeholder Advisory Committee)

Noosa River Plan

Noosa River Marine Zone

Oyster Restoration Project

Community Organisations

Noosa Integrated Catchment Assoc (NICA): past-projects and reports

Noosa Parks Association: Noosa River and Lakes

Noosa & District Landcare: Keeping it in Kin Kin and all publications

Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation reports:

Biodiversity in the Noosa River: an assessment of prawn and estuarine biodiversity recovery

Noosa Oyster Reef Restoration Trial: a pilot study to re-establish a lost habitat in the Noosa River

Discovering Noosa’s Native Oyster Diversity: assessing natural oyster resources in the Noosa River to restore a functional estuary

Keep on Keeping it in Kin Kin: A Noosa catchment priority erosion remediation program.

Other joint projects:

Healthy Land and Water Report 2021: Noosa

The Noosa Catchment Story: interactive map

Noosa & District Landcare, Mary River Catchment Coordinating committee, Healthy Land and Water: Noosa Shire Waterways Assessment 2017

Noosa Oyster Ecosystem Restoration Project: Annual Report No. 2 –



Queensland Sustainable Fishing Strategy 2017-2027:

QLD DAF Trawl Fishery working group communique 21-22 February 2019:

DAF Commercial Fishing- New commercial fishing rules which affect our region :

1) Commercial trawl (finFish):

2) New Commercial Catch Limits:

3) New Reporting requirements:

QLD DAF – Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol

CSIRO OCEANS & ATMOSPHERE – Putting potential environmental risk of Australia’s trawl fisheries in landscape perspective: exposure of seabed assemblages to trawling and inclusion in closures and reserves:

Fish Habitat research and management program: balancing community needs with those of fisheries resources and fish habitats 2012 & beyond:

QLD Fish Habitat Management Operational Policy FHMOP 010: Tidal fish habitats, Erosion control and beach replenishment:

Fisheries Guidelines for Fish Habitat Buffer Zones:

Queensland River and Inshore Beam Trawl Fishery Environmental assessment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999: 2004, 2008, 2011, 2015 and 2018 Assessments:

Fisheries Research and Development CorporationRole is to plan and invest in fisheries research and development (R&D) activities in Australia:

Annual Status Report 2008 River and Inshore beam Trawling Fishery –

Annual Status Report 2011 River and Inshore beam Trawling Fishery –

Australian Government Department of Environment and Energy 2019 Assessment of the QUEENSLAND RIVER AND INSHORE BEAM TRAWL FISHERY:

Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities – 2012 Assessment of the Queensland River and Inshore Beam Trawl Fishery:

Science Direct: Effects of reduced pH on an estuarine penaeid shrimp (Metapenaeus macleayi) –

Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences – Fisheries and aquaculture statistics 2018:

Queensland Fisheries Long Term Monitoring Program: Summary of freshwater survey results 2000-2005 –

STATUS OF AUSTRALIAN FISH STOCKS REPORT Eastern School Prawn (2016) Eastern School Prawn (2016) Metapenaeus macleaya –

Griffith University ‘Fish assemblages in subtropical rivers: low-flow hydrology dominates hydro-ecological relationships’ –

ICES Journal of Marine Science – Linking spatial stock dynamics and economics: evaluation of indicators and fishery management for the travelling eastern king prawn (Melicertus plebejus):

Submission for the reassessment of the Queensland River and Inshore Beam Trawl Fishery Wildlife Trade Operation approval under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity and Conservation Act 1999. A report prepared by the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries:

Spanish mackerel stock assessment –


Healthy Land and Waterways Report Card Noosa 2020 HLW Report Card | HLW Report Card

Dioxin testing Noosa River 2020 Catchment care | Environment | Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (


Wetland, water quality, state of the river information: Noosa River –

Oz Coasts – Hydrodynamic alteration of coastal waterways: ARTIFICIAL ENTRANCE OPENING-

The Noosa Catchment Story –

Changing sediment and surface water processes increase CH4 emissions from human-impacted estuaries –

CSIRO Cooloola – Noosa River Area Landscape Dynamics –

Environmental Protection (Water) Policy 2009 Noosa River environmental values and water quality objectives. Basin No. 140 (part), including Kin Kin Creek, Teewah coastal creeks, Lakes Cooroibah, Cootharaba, Doonella and Weyba. July 2010 –

Land-use intensity alters both the source and fate of CO2 within eight sub-tropical estuaries –

Virus-like particle distribution and abundance in sediments and overlying waters along eutrophication gradients in two subtropical estuaries –’Neil_JM_Fuhrman_JA_Dennison_WC_Virus-like_particle_distribution_and_abundance_in_sediments_and_overlying_waters_along_eutrophication_gradients_in_two_subtropical_estuaries_Limnol_Oceanograp

Queensland Ambient PFAS Monitoring Program 2019–2020:


Seagrass watch:

Optimum Temperatures for Net Primary Productivity of Three Tropical Seagrass Species – ORIGINAL RESEARCH article Front. Plant Sci., 23 August 2017 |

Assessment of the effects of foreshore nourishment and mitigation projects on seagrass ecosystems –

Physiological and morphological responses of the temperate seagrass Zostera muelleri to multiple stressors: investigating the interactive effects of light and temperature –

Resilience of Zostera muelleri seagrass to small-scale disturbances: the relative importance of asexual versus sexual recovery –

Assessing methods for restoring seagrass (Zostera muelleri) in Australia’s subtropical waters –

Subtidal wide strap seagrass dominated by wide strap growth forms, particularly Zostera muelleri –

Oceanbites – The University of Rhode Island ‘How does salinity impact fish grazing in seagrass meadows?’


Keeping it in Kin Kin Priority Implementation Plan –

Earth Teck, 2002, Sub-Catchment Stream Rehabilitation Plan – Kin Kin Creek –

Noosa & District Landcare Group Inc 2013 Sunshine Coast farmFLOW water quality monitoring – Kin Kin creek catchment Noosa Shire Waterways Assessment 2017

Healthy Waterways & Catchments Keeping it in Kin Kin – Applying LiDAR Change to Identify Erosion Hostspots-


Biodiversity in the Noosa River System – Assessment of the status and options for recovery of prawns & estuarine biodiversity in the Noosa River Executive Summary-

Detecting the effects of physical disturbance on benthic assemblages in a subtropical estuary: Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology – Only 2006 study could be obtained –

Bringing fish back to Noosa: restoring lost oyster reef habitats in the Noosa Biosphere Final Report, University of Sunshine Coast –

Lake Cootharaba sediment and nutrient dynamics: towards a system model, Noosa & District Landcare Group Inc. –

Sources and Speciation of Dissolved Inorganic Nutrients in Lake Cootharaba and the Noosa River Catchment, University of Sunshine Coast –

A Characterisation of Sediment Nutrient Transport and Depositional Dynamics in the Lake Cootharaba Catchment Post European Settlement –

State of Queensland (Department of Environment and Resource Management) 2009, Environmental Protection (Water) Policy 2009 Noosa River environmental values and water quality objectives –

Noosa Biosphere Sector Boards, 2009, Comments on Sunshine Coast Regional Council Waterways and Coastal Foreshores Discussion Paper –

Noosa Shire Waterways Assessment Noosa and District Landcare and Noosa Shire Council –

Condition of Riparian lands in the Noosa River Catchment –

Management of Riparian Lands within the Noosa River Catchment through the Noosa Shire Council Planning Scheme – Stage 2

Acid Sulphate Soils in the Noosa River Catchment, Noosa Council, 1995 –

Mapping/Spatial Data

Threatened species mapping undertaken and relevant to Kin Kin Creek

Strategic Offset Investment Corridors (for QG with some consultation with Sunshine Coast Council

Vegetation Framework mapping identifying core areas and linkages

Draft Base Catchment Morphology maps to inform water quality risks and waterways management/intervention: Covers water quality risks and waterways management/intervention, does not include morphology map –

Sediment reduction priority areas mapping undertaken as part of various SEQ programs and NRM Plan, based on sub catchment Health (risks mapped include tree cover, urban cover, cropping cover, erosion risk and riparian cover). Kin Kin catchment at tipping point in terms of water quality risk, scoring 13/20 with 20 being highest risk area:

EHMP monitoring program:


Survey of Noosa Harbour 1876 –

Noosa River Plan 2004

Community Jury Final Document 2015

Healthy Land and Water reports – historical by year

Noosa Marine Zones 2016

Noosaville Foreshore Management Plan

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