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Guiding management of our flying-fox colonies

We have developed a Draft Northern Beaches Flying-fox Camp Management Plan to guide management of flying-fox colonies (or ‘camps’) located on bushland reserves at Balgowlah, Warriewood and Avalon.

The draft Plan seeks to balance the need to protect flying-foxes as a threatened species while reducing their impact on residents who live near the camps.

We have set out a three-tiered management approach with a focus on:

  • routine reserve maintenance (e.g. mowing, path maintenance, revegetation, weed control, hazardous tree management)
  • support for affected residents
  • community education
  • maintenance of existing buffers between properties and flying-foxes
  • habitat restoration in less populated areas.

We asked for your thoughts on this approach, including feedback about the actions we are proposing to implement over a five-year period.

We presented the draft Plan in three different ways below. If you did not have time to read the full document, you could read the snapshot or jump straight to a section of interest. We also have some frequently asked questions.

If you did not get a chance to attend the webinar presentation by Council staff and our consultants at Ecosure, you can watch it here.

Submissions closed on Sunday 20 November 2022. Thank you to everyone who provided a submission. The project team is now reviewing feedback.

The draft Plan by section

Submission form