Coffs Harbour City Council is to begin consulting the
community on the development of a Strategic Flying-Fox Camp Management Plan.
The Coffs Harbour Local Government Area (LGA) is home to
three permanent flying-fox camps, Woolgoolga Lake Camp (listed as a nationally
important flying-fox camp), Coffs Creek Camp, and Toormina Camp (also listed as
a nationally important flying-fox camp), with temporary camps establishing in
other areas from time to time.
Thanks to money granted from the State Government and
additional funding from the Environmental Levy Program the Strategic Plan will
allow for the development of a consistent approach to Flying-Fox management
that recognises ecological values while minimising community impacts.
A community steering committee will be involved in the
Plan’s development and review. Expressions of interest will be invited from
residents surrounding the three permanent camps in addition to targeted invitations
to local interest groups early in the new year.