Kyogle Flying-fox Camp Management Plan

Overview
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.

Flying-foxes are an important part of our local biodiversity. Living next to flying-fox camps can be challenging at times for neighbouring residents.

A camp management plan will guide flying-fox management at the site, with a focus on reducing current and future conflicts between flying-foxes and the local community. A Plan allows Council to manage the camp and surrounding land strategically in order to 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 Kyogle Flying-fox Camp Management Plan.

Community engagement – how to be involved

On-line Community Engagement Event
Council are holding an online community engagement event at 9.30am to 11am on 27 July 2021. The event will include presentations by local ecologist from GeoLINK, NSW Health and North Coast Local Land Services. There will be a questions and answers session.

To take part in the online community engagement event:  Click here to join the meeting

Questionnaire
A flying-fox questionnaire will be the main opportunity to provide your input on the project to help identify issues and preferred management options. We recommend participating in the online community engagement event before completing the questionnaire.

The questionnaire can be completed online by clicking here.

A copy of the questionnaire can be emailed to you for you to complete and return by making a request to judy.faulks@kyogle.nsw.gov.au

Hardcopies of the questionnaire can be obtained from Kyogle Council Administration Building at 1 Stratheden Street, Kyogle.

The closing date for submission of completed questionnaires will be 4pm Friday, 20 August 2021.