How should we deal with flying foxes?

Flying foxes. Do we cull them? Do we try to disperse them? Or is it about better education, management and awareness?

The Tweed Shire Council is calling for our feedback to their new draft Flying-Fox Camp Management Plan – with a number of community consultations across the shire between now and the end of October.

Scott Hetherington from the Council said the new Management Plan is about managing the impact of flying-fox camps on the local community.


“The plan provides a framework to reduce potential conflict between humans and flying-foxes while helping to conserve the flying-foxes and their habitat,” he said.

“It will also improve transparency, certainty and availability of information for the community including residents affected by flying-fox camps.”

Read the draft Management Plan on the Tweed Shire Council website, or come along to one of the following community information sessions:

  • Saturday 14 October: 8am – midday at the Kingscliff Markets, Jay Bayliss Park, Marine Parade
  • Tuesday 17 October: 2pm – 4pm at the Murwillumbah Civic and Cultural Centre
  • Wednesday 18 October: 5.3pm – 7.30pm at the Tweed Heads Council Administration Building