East Cessnock Flying-fox Camp Survey

Cessnock City Council, in a partnership with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, Department of Industry – Lands, launched FlyingfoxEngage today.
Cessnock City Council, in a partnership with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, Department of Industry – Lands, launched FlyingfoxEngage today.  

This online survey will give the community an opportunity to share their thoughts on how to manage the East Cessnock Flying-fox camp.  

Cessnock City Council General Manager, Stephen Glen said Council is working closely with agencies, land managers and other stakeholders to develop a management plan for the camp.

“FlyingfoxEngage is a decision support tool which will give an indication of the options for management preferred by the community”.  

“We recognise the proximity of the camp to homes, businesses and the primary school has caused concerns within the community, particularly for those directly adjacent the camp”.  

“FlyingfoxEngage is a quick and easy way for residents to share their views, which will then be considered as a key part of the management plan”, Mr Glen said.  

The online survey provides stakeholders an opportunity to learn more about flying-fox behaviour, the complexity of each option and strategies under consideration.

The survey asks users to rank a series of questions from not important to extremely important and based on the answers generates a tailored list of management options.  

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.