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Flying-fox Camp Management Plan

Centennial Parklands has developed the Lachlan Swamp Flying-fox Camp Management Plan, to protect the flying-fox camp and guide the decisions about managing the Nationally Important Flying-fox Camp at Centennial Parklands.

The objectives of the Plan are to:

  • Protect and maintain the Centennial Parklands flying-fox camp in the long-term

  • Manage public health and safety risks

  • Ensure management is sympathetic to flying-fox behaviours and requirements, and avoids creating conflict with the community

  • Enhance the amenity of the area

  • Improve community understanding and appreciation of flying-foxes, including their critical ecological role

  • Ensure Flying-fox welfare is a priority during all works

  • Ensure management activities are consistent with the NSW Flying-fox Camp Management Policy and the Flying-fox Camp Management Code of Practice 2018 under the Biodiversity Conservation Regulation 2017

  • Ensure that Centennial Parklands is a place where:

    • Wildlife can seek habitat and refuge and

    • Native vegetation is protected and nurtured, as listed in the Plan of Management 2018

  • Facilitate licence approval, where required, for actions at the camp under the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016

  • Implement an adaptive approach to camp management

  • Facilitate a coordinated approach to camp management

  • Ensure camp management is consistent with broader conservation management strategies that may be developed to protect threatened species/communities.

The Centennial Parklands flying-fox camp is mainly occupied by the Grey-headed Flying-fox, a vulnerable species under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and the New South Wales Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016. The camp is also occasionally occupied by the Black Flying-fox, which like all other native flying-foxes are also protected under Commonwealth and State legislation. Centennial Park’s flying-fox camp is particularly special because of its highly urban setting and function as a maternity roost.

Flying-fox Camp Management Plan

A copy of the plan is available here.
Hardcopies of the Flying-fox Camp Management Plan will also be available on request. 

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