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Kyogle Flying-fox Camp Management Plan

At its 11 July 2022 Ordinary meeting Council adopted the Kyogle Flying-fox Camp Management Plan (the Plan). To view the adopted Plan, follow this link.

The Plan has been prepared to guide future management of the Kyogle Flying-fox Camp located along Fawcetts Creek from the Kyogle Recreation Reserve to the Kyogle Showground. The Plan aims to reduce current and future conflicts between humans and the Flying-fox Camp via a range of general and location specific management actions which are outlined in the Plan. Thank you to the NSW Government who provided funding to enable development of the Kyogle Flying-fox Camp Management Plan.

The community was engaged during the development of the draft Plan and during the release of the Plan for public exhibition and comment. Information and views collected from a range of stakeholders were used to inform the management actions outlined in the Plan. Public submissions enabled Council to further refine the Plan and the very useful information and feedback that was provided will assist with the implementation of the Plan over the next five years.

Kyogle Council held an online community engagement event on 27 July 2021 which included presentations by a local ecologist from GeoLINK, NSW Health and North Coast Local Land Services with a questions and answers session. This event was recorded and contains useful information on flying-foxes. To view the video from this online community engagement event:

Click here to view the video via YouTube.

Click here to view the video via Microsoft Account  Please note: As the video was recorded on Teams, people may need a Microsoft (e.g. Hotmail, Outlook, etc) account and sign in to watch it.

A breakdown of the presentations and times are below.

Section Time Presenter
Introduction 0:00:00 Judy Faulks, Senior Environmental Services Officer, Kyogle Council
Flying-fox Issues, Ecology and the Kyogle Camp 0:16:31 David Andrighetto, Senior Ecologist, GeoLINK
Public Health Issues in relation to Flying-foxes 0:35:51 Greg Bell, Assistant Director, North Coast Public Health Unit, NSW Health
Disease Risk to Livestock 0:52:00 Dr Phillip Kemsley, District Veterinarian, NSW Local Land Services
Questions and Answers:
– Flying-fox preferred vegetation/habitat
– Livestock and flying-fox camp interactions
– Hendra disease and vaccinated horses
– Requirements for horses using the showground/other Council land to be vaccinated against Hendra
0:59:00 All
Flying-fox Camp Management Options 1:20:00 David Andrighetto, Senior Ecologist, GeoLINK
Have Your Say – how to complete the survey 1:21:00 David Andrighetto, Senior Ecologist, GeoLINK
Questions and Answers:
– Safety of dam water if flying-foxes drink from the dam
– Flying-fox relocation to town related to Levee works
– Success in re-location of flying-fox to another established eco-system within problem region
1:21:00 All
Summary and Conclusions 1:26:00 David Andrighetto, Senior Ecologist, GeoLINK