Lorn Flying-fox Management Strategy
Client: Maitland City Council
GeoLINK was chosen by Maitland City Council to prepare a strategy to guide the management of a flying-fox camp at Lorn. The strategy evaluates the current management practices undertaken for the flying-fox camps across eastern Australia and applies these techniques to the flying-fox camp in Lorn.
In doing so, the strategy identifies likely outcomes for the Lorn community of various options, and assesses techniques against state and federal statutory requirements. The community has been involved in identifing issues with regard to the flying-fox camp and available options are assessed with regard to the alleviation of the issues raised.
The project has a strong focus on best practice, sound science, practicality within the current statutory framework and addressing community concerns. Elements of the project include a community workshop to explain the strategy and the options described within so that the community can focus their submissions effectively and specifically.
Close-up photo of Lorn flying-foxes taken by Michael Tinlin of Maitland City Council