Shoalwater Bay is a remote area located 50km north of Rockhampton. An extensive network of creeks and rivers drain into the area, which supports shallow seagrass meadows and mangrove communities.

The Shoalwater Bay (Dugong) Plan of Management aims to manage activities in the bay that threaten the dugong population or impact on the seagrass meadows.

Site management arrangements are localised plans for use of a particular site. They identify significant values of the specific site and describe current management arrangements for these sites concentrating on specific use issues and cumulative impacts at the site.