Cudgen creek is a shallow, estuarine tidal creek in far northern New South Wales. It begins in Cudgen lake and enters the sea between two short break walls at Kingscliff. There have been frequent attempts by developers to turn sections of the creek into caravan parks and large-scale, waterfront housing developments. Currently there are applications to council regarding private housing and road access where a public jetty and wharf are established. This creek is home to four species of raptor: white-bellied sea eagles, Brahminy kites, whistling kites and osprey. These birds can be seen daily, working the creek for mullet, bream, and bearded dragons in the scrub clearings. The creek is home to mullet, bream and flathead, and is a nursery for mulloway (jewfish). If these developments are green-lighted, much of the mangrove system will be destroyed, and the ripple effects on the ecology would be deadly.
Description provided by Anthony Lawrence.