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Abattoir Swamp

Abattoir Swamp Management Committee

In May 2021 Mitchell River Group signed a management agreement with Mareeba Shire Council to take over the ongoing management of a remnant wetland known as Abattoir Swamp.

The wetland is located on the Molloy - Mossman Road and is one of the few publicly-accessible reserves of its type in the area.

Renowned in times past as an excellent bird-watching destination, the wetland has suffered a steady decline in condition over the past decade.

Council invested in a new boardwalk to the birdhide, and was also instrumental in securing funding for a partial excavation of the lagoons in front of the hide. However, extensive work remains to bring the wetland back to its vibrant potential.

A volunteer management committee has carriage of day-to-day operations, including:

  • developing a management plan
  • undertaking fundraising
  • improving amenities and signage, and
  • coordinating routine upkeep and maintenance.

For more info, please contact:

Abattoir Swamp Convenor, Carol Iles:

Mitchell River: / 0407 471 565


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Related News for this Project

An eager group of volunteers converged on Abattoir Swamp on Sunday 27 June 2021 to mark the start of Mitchell River's management of the wetland.

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