Flying-fox camp management plan

Consultation has concluded

The draft Flying-fox Camp Management Plan for Machattie Park and Kings Parade is now on public exhibition for community feedback.

The Flying-fox camp that established within Machattie Park consisted of Grey-headed flying-fox (Pteropus poleocephalus) and Little red flying-fox (Pteropus scapulatus). The Grey-headed Flying-fox is in decline across its range and has been listed as a vulnerable species under the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 and the Federal Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

Council therefore commissioned specialist consultants to develop a management plan for the potential return of the Flying-fox camp to Machattie Park. The ecologists conducted an onsite assessment of the camp, alternative habitat within Bathurst, and carried out a “drop in” engagement session within the park. Community consultation was also completed to gain an understanding of the history of the camp, flying-fox activity in the region and to understand community values and concerns.

This information was used to develop a framework for the management of the Flying-fox camp and their habitat. The plan has been developed using the NSW Office of the Environment and Heritage template and under guidance of the NSW Flying-Fox Camp Management policy.

Submissions are invited on the draft plan during the public exhibition period, closing 4pm 20 August 2018. Hardcopies of the Flying-fox Camp Management Plan will also be available at the Council Civic Centre at 158 Russell Street, and the Bathurst Library.

Photo: DJM Photography

The draft Flying-fox Camp Management Plan for Machattie Park and Kings Parade is now on public exhibition for community feedback.

The Flying-fox camp that established within Machattie Park consisted of Grey-headed flying-fox (Pteropus poleocephalus) and Little red flying-fox (Pteropus scapulatus). The Grey-headed Flying-fox is in decline across its range and has been listed as a vulnerable species under the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 and the Federal Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

Council therefore commissioned specialist consultants to develop a management plan for the potential return of the Flying-fox camp to Machattie Park. The ecologists conducted an onsite assessment of the camp, alternative habitat within Bathurst, and carried out a “drop in” engagement session within the park. Community consultation was also completed to gain an understanding of the history of the camp, flying-fox activity in the region and to understand community values and concerns.

This information was used to develop a framework for the management of the Flying-fox camp and their habitat. The plan has been developed using the NSW Office of the Environment and Heritage template and under guidance of the NSW Flying-Fox Camp Management policy.

Submissions are invited on the draft plan during the public exhibition period, closing 4pm 20 August 2018. Hardcopies of the Flying-fox Camp Management Plan will also be available at the Council Civic Centre at 158 Russell Street, and the Bathurst Library.

Photo: DJM Photography

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Council is seeking feedback on its draft Flying-fox Camp Management Plan. 

    Council is seeking feedback on its draft Flying-fox Camp Management Plan. 

    Consultation has concluded
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Council is seeking feedback from the community to provide input in the development of a Flying-fox management plan. Your answers will assist this process.

    Council is seeking feedback from the community to provide input in the development of a Flying-fox management plan. Your answers will assist this process.

    Consultation has concluded