Land for flying foxes on agenda

A FLYING fox colony at Maclean continues to be monitored by the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (DECCW).

The department is a key player in seeking a solution to problems caused by the bats roosting in bushland near the Maclean High School.

A group led by DECCW is working on a solution. DECCW has offered $10,000 to $15,000 for the revegetation of habitat near the Maclean Rainforest Reserve to help restoration and to encourage flying foxes to roost further away from the school. It is a move identified by the working group as an important long-term measure.

“Pending approval from the relevant landowners (who include Clarence Valley Council) it is anticipated that trees will be in the ground over the next few months,” DECCW’s Brett Nudd said.

He said the group was now moving to engage a consultant to prepare an integrated strategy for management of the camp over the short, medium and long term.



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