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Hinchinbrook Community Feral Pig Management Program Survey

The Hinchinbrook Community Feral Pig Management Program (HCFPMP) is currently being reviewed.  The program was established in 2009 to assist the community to better manage feral pigs on lands under their control and to reduce the environmental, social and economic impacts they are having on the Hinchinbrook community.

After 10 years of stakeholder funding from organisations such as Hinchinbrook Shire Council (HSC), Herbert Cane Productivity Services (HCPSL), HQ Plantations, Terrain NRM and various Queensland Government agencies who have all supported this important HSC led program.  Council is now seeking feedback from investors, stakeholders and the broader community on the ongoing design and implementation of this program as part of its 10 year program review.

The aims of the initial program were primarily to:

  • Improve coordination of feral pig management activities across tenure to better protect the commercial and environmental assets of the Hinchinbrook Shire;
  • Assist landholders to establish and manage feral pigs on their own lands through best practice information and training.
  • Provide additional support by the coordination of aerial shooting, trapping, baiting and hunting activities;
  • Collect and maintain a database on all feral pig management activities in the Shire and report back to stakeholders and investors as required; and
  • Continue to refine, adapt and grow the program to address feral pig issues across boundaries and to promote best practice and new technologies as they become available. 

In order for feedback to be considered, it is necessary for information to be provided to Council by 5.00pm Wednesday 28 August 2020.

To provide feedback, please visit follow the link below to complete an online survey or contact Council on 4776 4600.