$15,000 from the NSW Government for East Cessnock Flying-fox Camp

Cessnock City Council has received a grant from the NSW Government to assist in the preparation of a flying-fox camp management plan for the East Cessnock colony.
Cessnock City Council has received a grant from the NSW Government to assist in the preparation of a flying-fox camp management plan for the East Cessnock colony.

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent welcomed the support of the State Government on an issue which continues to concern the community, particularly those residents living directly adjacent to the camp.

“The $15, 000 grant builds on the $10,000 of funding received earlier this year from the NSW Government to engage the community and find out their thoughts on managing the camp.”

“This included Flyingfox Engage, a quick survey which helps the community to understand and rank the different camp management options.”

“The community can still complete the survey and all responses will be considered as a key part of the management plan.”

“This additional funding is crucial to the establishment of a plan that will guide actions to mitigate impacts of flying-foxes on the community’, said Cr Pynsent.

Cessnock City Council encourages residents to complete the survey which only takes about 5 to 10 minutes. Visit flyingfoxengage.com/eastcessnock to share your ideas.