Kyogle Council is preparing a Flying-fox Camp Management Plan and want the community to be involved. The Plan will focus on the flying-fox camp along Fawcetts Creek at the northern end of town, extending along the Kyogle Recreation Reserve, Kyogle Apex Park and Rest Area and Kyogle Showground.
The Plan will guide flying-fox management at the site, with a focus on reducing current and future conflicts between flying-foxes and humans at the site.
Cr Danielle Mulholland, Mayor of Kyogle Council, said “Flying-foxes are an important part of our local biodiversity. A camp management plan allows Council to manage the camp and surrounding land strategically so we can achieve positive outcomes for both flying-foxes and the local community”.
“The Plan will help Council obtain approvals for on-ground works, and apply for state and federal government grant funding”.
Grant funding from the NSW Government is enabling Council to prepare the Plan.
How to be involved
Council is holding an online community engagement event at 9.30am to 11am on Tuesday, 27 July 2021. The event will include presentations by a local ecologist from GeoLINK, NSW Health and North Coast Local Land Services. There will also be a questions and answers session. Visit https://www.kyogle.nsw.gov.au/infrastructure-environment/environment/flying-foxes/ for details of how to take part in the online event.
A flying-fox questionnaire will be the main opportunity to provide your input on the project to help identify issues and preferred management options. The questionnaire is available at: https://www.kyogle.nsw.gov.au/infrastructure-environment/environment/flying-foxes/ and can be completed until 4pm Friday, 20 August 2021.
If you require any further information, please contact Council’s Senior Environmental Services Officer, Judy Faulks, at (02) 66321611 and firstname.lastname@example.org