Draft code of practice for flying-foxes
What's this about?
Flying-foxes are protected in NSW by the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016.
Managers of public land, including local councils, work with communities to manage flying-fox camps that are affecting people’s enjoyment of the land.
Currently, public land managers need a biodiversity conservation licence to act in or near flying-fox camps to reduce the impact of camps on nearby communities.
The Office of Environment has prepared a draft code of practice. It defines the standards required for the effective and humane management of flying-fox camps.
If actions required by councils and other public land managers to manage a flying-fox camp are consistent with the code, then a licence will not be required.
Have your say
There are three ways you can submit your feedback:
- Online: consultation website
- Email: [email protected]
- Mail: Flying-fox Code of Practice Review
PO Box A290
Sydney South NSW 1232
Have your say by 7 June 2018.