Below is a list of the type of management actions that could be used at a flying-fox camp. They would not be used in isolation, but together as part of a camp management plan. Port Stephens Council y – Lands will prepare this plan. As part of the plan they will select a number of these management options to get the best outcomes for the community.
The management options are identified as Level 1, 2 or 3. These levels relate to how much impact they will have on the flying-foxes (1 lowest impact, 3 highest impact). This also reflects the likely level of approval required from the NSW or Australian Governments to implement. For more information on flying-fox camp management ‘levels’ you can review the Office of Environment and Heritage Flying-fox Camp Management Plan Template.
Some Level 1 actions are identified as 'off-site support actions'. These actions are not undertaken directly on-site but are important actions to improve our understanding of what is happening at the camp and to improve how we manage activities and future development that may be impacted by a flying-fox camp. It also includes research as this will help managers to understand the effectiveness of different management actions in reducing conflict between communities and flying-fox camps.
You can also suggest alternative management options not covered here in Step 4 before you submit your survey response.