Croc farmer slams theme park plans
One of the Northern Territory's leading crocodile experts has criticised plans to build a crocodile theme park in Darwin's CBD, saying it is unlikely to be a drawcard for tourists.
The development would see crocodile pens built on the same block as a new underground night club on Darwin's main tourist street, Mitchell Street.
Graeme Webb, who runs a crocodile farm in Darwin's rural area, says it is unfair for someone to be allowed to build a theme park in the city centre.
He has told the Development Consent Authority the site would be better off exhibiting sea turtles.
"It's something new where I mean that would give the Territory another $50 million of free advertising around the world," he said.
"I don't think we can get much more advertising on crocs."
Source : ABC