Level 1 routine camp management actions should not be carried out with the aim of damaging flying-fox habitat, or killing, harming or dispersing/disturbing flying-foxes.
Routine camp management may include:
- Removing tree limbs or whole trees that pose a genuine health and safety risk, as determined by a qualified arborist.
- Removing weeds, including removal of noxious weeds under the Biosecurity Act 2015 (previously Noxious Weeds Act 1993) or species listed as undesirable by a council.
- Minor trimming of shrubs and plants under trees or the planting vegetation.
- Augmenting for the benefit of the roosting animals such as the planting of additional roost trees.
- Mowing grass and similar grounds-keeping actions that will not create a major disturbance to roosting flying-foxes.
- Applying mulch or removing leaf litter or other material on the ground.
Routine camp management actions should be developed as part of a camp management plan; using the camp management plan template (DOC 355KB).
This page gives more information about routine camp management actions and should be read in conjunction with the Flying-fox Camp Management Code of Practice 2018 and Flying-fox Camp Management Policy 2015 (PDF 200KB).