East Cessnock Flying-Fox Camp Site Works
Cessnock City Council is currently implementing the East Cessnock Flying-Fox Grant Program, with funding that was secured from Local Government NSW. The grant program incorporates measures identified within Councils adopted East Cessnock Flying-Fox Camp Management Plan.
As part of the successful grant application Council is to undertake clearing to create a consistent 10m buffer zone between the flying-fox camp and residents adjoining the camp; and to undertake re-vegetation works in appropriate locations. These works are scheduled to commence on Tuesday, 10th July 2018. This work is being completed in accordance with relevant licencing from the Office of Environment and Heritage and the Department of Industry - Lands & Water.
The location of the proposed clearing and re-vegetation works can be viewed in Figures 1 and 2 below.
Figure 1 – Location of buffer clearing works
Figure 2 – Location of revegetation works
The Project Manager is Council’s Assistant Strategic Planner, Hannah McCauley, who can be contacted on telephone 02 4993 4183.
Protocol for rehabilitation and rescue
If you find any orphaned or injured flying-foxes at any time during the period in which works are being undertaken please call the Hunter Wildlife Rescue on their 24 hour emergency rescue hotline 0418 628 483.