Community Consultation and Information Session About Flying Foxes

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Photo courtesy of the ABC.

Published: 29th October 2020

Council will hold a community consultation and information session to provide further details about Council’s proposed alternative flying fox roosting site.

The session will be held on Thursday, November 12 at 6pm at the Redearth Hotel Ballroom on West Street.

Council Environmental Health staff will be on hand and will be joined by a representative of Biodiversity Australia, the environmental consultants Council engaged to help develop its Little Red Flying Fox Management Plan.

Staff will also be able to answer frequently asked questions attendees may have about little red flying foxes, including what Council may be able to do to lessen the impact they have on residents.

Council has plans to establish an alternative roosting site for the flying foxes on a section of Council-owned land between the Sewage Treatment Plant and the northern end of Commercial Road, on the city’s north-eastern outskirts.

The project is budgeted at $600,000, comprising a $100,000 grant from the State Department of Environment and Science and $500,000 from Council’s Environmental Charge Fund.

The proposed relocation site for the flying-fox colony is further away from residential areas and horse paddocks than their usual roosting site within the Sunset Lawn Cemetery.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, numbers for the community consultation session are limited.

Those who are interested in attending are being urged to register their details at