The Central Highlands Regional Council has signed off on a plan to manage flying fox roosts within the region.
On Tuesday, councillors on the Communities’ Standing Committee adopted the plan, which provides potential management options for known colonies and a framework for their implementation.
Recent assessments suggest up to 15 000 little red flying foxes are roosting at Mackenzie Park in Duaringa, while a group of black flying foxes continue to call the Emerald Botanic Gardens home.
The Central Highlands Flying Fox Management Plan follows the guidelines of the Nature Conservation Act 1992 and works alongside council’s Statement of Management Intent.
Under the act, no major dispersal activity is to be carried out during breeding and rearing season, which is expected to end in September for the little reds.
Council will consider its management options after this time, in consultation with the community and relevant stakeholders.
To view the management plan click here.