Gordon Park Flying-fox Plan of Managment
Nambucca Shire Council is pleased to announce it will be working with expert consultants, Ecosure, to develop a Flying-fox Management Plan for the Gordon Park Rainforest.
The Plan is being funded by Council, along with the New South Wales State Government following Council’s successful application for assistance under the Flying-foxes Grants Program. The Plan will provide Council with a framework for alleviating community concerns and impacts, whilst ensuring flying-foxes, and the critical ecosystem functions they provide, are conserved in the Shire.
Gordon Park Rainforest, in the heart of Nambucca Heads, is occupied by two species of flying-fox: the grey-headed flying-fox and the black flying-fox. As with all native wildlife, flying-foxes are protected in NSW under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974. The grey-headed flying-fox is listed as a threatened species, which means it is also protected under the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 and the federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. Under this legislation, management of flying-foxes or their habitat must be approved by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, and may require consultation with the federal government.
Council is seeking your input into the preparation of the plan. Please follow the below links to an electronic survey or alternatively download a copy of the survey in PDF format which you may print, complete and return to Nambucca Shire Council PO Box 177 Macksville NSW 2447