Community & Business

16 May, 2024

Feedback sought on croc plan

MAREEBA Shire’s Southedge Dam has been re-zoned in the State Government’s new draft Crocodile Management Plan and locals are being encouraged to have their say on the document before 5 June.

Feedback sought on croc plan - feature photo

The dam, or Lake Mitchell as some know it, is currently in Zone E, a general management zone, and will now become part of Zone F. 

Zone E allows for authorities to target crocodiles for removal if they are displaying dangerous behaviour following a “problem crocodile determination” whereas Zone F applies to the areas of Queensland that are not typical habitat for crocodiles.

In this zone, all crocodiles are targeted for removal once their presence has been confirmed.

The government is specifically seeking feedback on how clearly the revised draft plan explains its overall goals and objectives; new crocodile management zone names and maps; how crocodiles are managed in each zone; process for removing crocodiles and what happens to them; and the annual review process for crocodile management zones.

To give feedback, you can complete the online survey at or lodge a written submission by emailing it to or posting it to Queensland Crocodile Management Plan consultation, GPO Box 2454, Brisbane Qld 4001.


Most Popular