Bellingen Island Flying-fox Camp Management Plan

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Consultation has concluded

Bellingen Shire Council sought community feedback regarding the development of a Flying-fox Camp Management Plan for Bellingen Island Reserve (also known locally as 'Bat Island'.

Flying-foxes are protected under State legislation and some species are listed as threatened. 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.

The final Bellingen Island Flying-fox Camp Management Plan was adopted by Council in October 2017.

Bellingen Shire Council sought community feedback regarding the development of a Flying-fox Camp Management Plan for Bellingen Island Reserve (also known locally as 'Bat Island'.

Flying-foxes are protected under State legislation and some species are listed as threatened. 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.

The final Bellingen Island Flying-fox Camp Management Plan was adopted by Council in October 2017.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    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

    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



    Consultation has concluded
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