Finalist: Sustainable Water Management Award

Logan City Council

Slacks Creek Fish Passage Restoration
Paradise Road Causeway on Slacks Creek in the suburb of Slacks Creek, Logan

In 2016, Logan City Council identified that a culvert across Slacks Creek was acting as a significant barrier to fish migration and movement. In response, council initiated the Slacks Creek Fish Passage Restoration Project which involved the construction of a fishway allowing fish to access the upstream aquatic habitats which provide valuable nursery grounds.

Since its construction, the fishway has contributed to an increase in native fish populations and enhanced aquatic ecosystem diversity for commercial and recreational fish species. Combined with ongoing creekbank restoration works, the project has achieved a significant surge in fish passage, an increase in community education and a completely restored creek bank, increased the social value of the creek and helped educate the community on the importance of healthy fish populations and waterways.