NSW Flying-fox Camp Management Policy

The public is invited to make comment on a new policy for managing flying-fox camps.  

Flying-foxes play an important role in long-range pollination and seed dispersal of many plants. Loss of foraging and roosting habitat has meant that flying-foxes increasingly occur in camps in urban centres. The overriding purpose of this policy is to minimise health impacts of flying-fox camps on people.  The policy will empower land managers, primarily local councils, to work with their communities to manage flying-fox camps effectively.

The policy strongly encourages land managers to prepare camp management plans for sites where the local community is affected.  A Camp Management Plan explores a range of management options and encourages ongoing engagement with communities to achieve acceptable solutions.

The Draft Flying-fox Camp Management Policy 2014 differs from the old 2007 Policy in its focus on minimising the impacts of camps on people; its longer term approach to camp management and streamlining of licensing; and its acknowledgement that camp dispersal may be a successful way to remove impacts on local communities. 

The public is invited to make comment on a new policy for managing flying-fox camps.  

Flying-foxes play an important role in long-range pollination and seed dispersal of many plants. Loss of foraging and roosting habitat has meant that flying-foxes increasingly occur in camps in urban centres. The overriding purpose of this policy is to minimise health impacts of flying-fox camps on people.  The policy will empower land managers, primarily local councils, to work with their communities to manage flying-fox camps effectively.

The policy strongly encourages land managers to prepare camp management plans for sites where the local community is affected.  A Camp Management Plan explores a range of management options and encourages ongoing engagement with communities to achieve acceptable solutions.

The Draft Flying-fox Camp Management Policy 2014 differs from the old 2007 Policy in its focus on minimising the impacts of camps on people; its longer term approach to camp management and streamlining of licensing; and its acknowledgement that camp dispersal may be a successful way to remove impacts on local communities. 

  • Questionnaire

    Public exhibition for this draft policy is open until 1 December 2014.

    During this period members of the public are invited to comment on the new approach to managing the impacts of Flying-fox camps on communities.

    • Make a submission online using the form below
    • Email your submission to: flyingfox.policyreview@environment.nsw.gov.au
    • Post your written submission to:
      Flying-fox Camp management Policy Review
      PO Box A290,
      Sydney South NSW 1232

    Public exhibition for this draft policy is open until 1 December 2014.

    During this period members of the public are invited to comment on the new approach to managing the impacts of Flying-fox camps on communities.

    • Make a submission online using the form below
    • Email your submission to: flyingfox.policyreview@environment.nsw.gov.au
    • Post your written submission to:
      Flying-fox Camp management Policy Review
      PO Box A290,
      Sydney South NSW 1232
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