Have your say on the draft management plan for flying-foxes at Blackalls Park
Lake Macquarie City Council is inviting feedback from the local community on a draft plan to manage a flying-fox camp at Blackalls Park.
Council’s Manager Sustainability, Dean Chapman, said the draft Blackalls Park Flying-fox Camp Management Plan outlines issues and concerns raised by the community and measures Council will take to reduce impacts on residents caused by the camp.
“Over the past few years, grey-headed flying foxes have established a camp at Fennell Crescent, Blackalls Park, and the local community’s lifestyle and the amenity of the area has been impacted,” Mr Chapman said.
“Flying-foxes are a native species and are protected under NSW and Commonwealth threatened species legislation. The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage has primary responsibility for regulating the management of flying foxes in NSW, and provides guidelines for conservation and management of flying foxes and their camps.
“Council has been working closely with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and the local community to develop the draft Plan, which provides a framework for managing the flying-fox camp at this location.
“We are now asking the community to review and submit their feedback on the draft Blackalls Park Flying-fox Camp Management Plan.”
To view the plan and provide feedback, visit haveyoursaylakemac.com.au/flying-fox-camp-management-plan.Submissions close 5pm, Friday 30 September.