Bellingen Island Flying-fox Camp Management Plan

Bellingen Shire Council welcomes your input to the development of a Flying-fox Camp Management Plan for Bellingen Island Reserve.

Flying-foxes are protected under State legislation and some species are listed as threatened. Grey-headed Flying-fox are also listed as a vulnerable species under Commonwealth legislation. Flying-foxes play a crucial role in pollinating native forests and spreading seeds to ensure longevity of native bushland. Like all urban wildlife, they bring benefits and challenges to the way we live.

The NSW Office of Environment & Heritage and Local Government NSW are assisting councils to manage Flying-fox camps in their areas, consistent with the Flying-fox Camp Management Policy 2015. The goal is to find the balance between protecting Flying-fox and supporting communities to live with urban wildlife.

We welcome your feedback, positive and negative, about the Flying-fox camp on Bellingen Island and your ideas about management options. Register with 'Create’ and you will be able to:

1) Complete an online survey

2) Brain storm ideas and/or vote for ideas you support and/or

3) Ask questions, which will then be answered by Council's River & Biodiversity Projects Officer

Stage 1 closed 8:30am Monday 19 June 2017. Responses received during Stage 1 will be provided to Ecosure, environmental consultants engaged by Council, to develop the draft Plan.

All of the above options for involvement will remain open until the draft Plan is open for public exhibition. Public exhibition will commence upon Council’s recommendation in the next one to two months. This will be your opportunity to read the draft Plan and make a submission for Council to consider before the Plan is finalised.

If you would prefer a hard copy of the survey, please contact Council’s Administration office by phoning 6655 7300 or email council@bellingen.nsw.gov.au

Bellingen Shire Council welcomes your input to the development of a Flying-fox Camp Management Plan for Bellingen Island Reserve.

Flying-foxes are protected under State legislation and some species are listed as threatened. Grey-headed Flying-fox are also listed as a vulnerable species under Commonwealth legislation. Flying-foxes play a crucial role in pollinating native forests and spreading seeds to ensure longevity of native bushland. Like all urban wildlife, they bring benefits and challenges to the way we live.

The NSW Office of Environment & Heritage and Local Government NSW are assisting councils to manage Flying-fox camps in their areas, consistent with the Flying-fox Camp Management Policy 2015. The goal is to find the balance between protecting Flying-fox and supporting communities to live with urban wildlife.

We welcome your feedback, positive and negative, about the Flying-fox camp on Bellingen Island and your ideas about management options. Register with 'Create’ and you will be able to:

1) Complete an online survey

2) Brain storm ideas and/or vote for ideas you support and/or

3) Ask questions, which will then be answered by Council's River & Biodiversity Projects Officer

Stage 1 closed 8:30am Monday 19 June 2017. Responses received during Stage 1 will be provided to Ecosure, environmental consultants engaged by Council, to develop the draft Plan.

All of the above options for involvement will remain open until the draft Plan is open for public exhibition. Public exhibition will commence upon Council’s recommendation in the next one to two months. This will be your opportunity to read the draft Plan and make a submission for Council to consider before the Plan is finalised.

If you would prefer a hard copy of the survey, please contact Council’s Administration office by phoning 6655 7300 or email council@bellingen.nsw.gov.au

  • Survey - Bellingen Island Flying-fox Camp Management

    Thank you for your interest in the
    Bellingen Island Flying-fox Camp Management Plan.  One way you can be involved in the development of the Plan is to complete this survey, which includes Flying-fox awareness, issues and management.

    Surveys completed by 8:30am Monday 19 June, will be compiled, analysed and incorporated into the draft Plan.  

    This survey will also remain open until the draft Plan is recommended for public exhibition in the next one to two months.  Surveys completed during this period will be compiled and analysed to update the final Plan.  

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    Thank you for your interest in the
    Bellingen Island Flying-fox Camp Management Plan.  One way you can be involved in the development of the Plan is to complete this survey, which includes Flying-fox awareness, issues and management.

    Surveys completed by 8:30am Monday 19 June, will be compiled, analysed and incorporated into the draft Plan.  

    This survey will also remain open until the draft Plan is recommended for public exhibition in the next one to two months.  Surveys completed during this period will be compiled and analysed to update the final Plan.  

    If you would prefer a hard copy of the survey, please contact Council’s Administration office by phoning (02) 6655 7300 or email council@bellingen.nsw.gov.au



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