Artifical reef extended in Moreton Bay

TWO artificial reefs in Queensland’s Moreton Bay Marine Park have been extended, with the addition of 224 giant balls of concrete lowered in place to increase the fishable area.

Member for Cleveland Mark Robinson said the $265,000 “reef balls” project would add to the fun of fishing in Moreton Bay.

“The Newman Government is committed to opening up our National and Marine Park areas for all Queensland residents and visitors to enjoy, and projects like this are an important part of that plan”, Dr Robinson said.

“The artificial reefs are good for recreational fishing, support marine life and take pressure off other reefs in Moreton Bay,” Dr Robinson said.

“This increase in artificial reef will produce a better inshore fishing experience for families, and improve the sustainability of the Bay without locking rec fishers out as Labor-Green Governments continue to do.”

“The design of the ‘reef balls’ will attract more fish to Moreton Bay Marine Park, Queensland’s most popular natural playground with domestic visitors, which draws an estimated 12.4 million visits a year.

Dr Robinson said works started on Tuesday 11 June, and was completed on Wednesday morning.

West of Peel Island, 128 balls have being added to the existing reef, while 96 balls have been added to the reef east of Coochiemudlo Island.

Maps for East Coochie and West Peel are available at

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