Flying-fox Camp Management Policy 2015

The Flying-fox Camp Management Policy 2015 empowers land managers, primarily local councils, to work with their communities to manage flying-fox camps effectively. It provides the framework within which the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) will make regulatory decisions. In particular, the policy strongly encourages local councils and other land managers to prepare camp management plans for sites where the local community is affected.

1 February 2015
Office of Environment and Heritage
Publication, Policy
  • ISBN 978-1-74359-900-6
  • ID OEH20150070
  • File PDF 0.5MB
  • Pages 22
  • Name flying-fox-camp-management-policy-2015-150070.pdf

Management of flying-foxes also requires recognition that, as native fauna, they are protected in NSW under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 (NPW Act) and, in the case of the Grey-headed flying-fox, under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (TSC Act) and the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation 1999 (EPBC) Act (Cwth). The Australian Government provides guidance on whether management actions at a flying-fox camp are 'controlled actions' under the EPBC Act.

The Flying-fox Camp Management Policy 2015 differs from the previous 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 of removing impacts on local communities.

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