The Byron Bay Shire is home to many including a community of flying-foxes. There are five flying-fox camps in the Byron Shire, located in close proximity to urban areas. Flying-foxes can occupy a camp for months or years and generally leave for the winter. Over the last few years, one camp in Byron Bay has had residents all year. At the other four camps, the flying-foxes leave over the winter months, to return in the spring.
Council is working with residents and GeoLINK to manage the impact of living with these flying-fox camps. GeoLINK was engaged to undertake a Management Actions Plan in an effort alleviate impacts caused by the resident flying-fox camp on residential area.