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.