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Mayor Message – Mayor Liz Schmidt - Flying Fox Advisory Committee Update

Last week it was announced that the State Government would provide up to $900K in funding to be used for research and to trial innovative flying-fox management approaches in Charters Towers. Many...

$900K in funding for flying-fox research and management

As part of a collaborative project between Charters Towers Regional Council, CSIRO and the Department of Environment and Science (DES), the Queensland Government has provided $2.7M in funding over 4...

Flying Fox Advisory Committee sets first tasks

The newly formed Flying Fox Advisory Committee for the Charters Towers region recently held its inaugural meeting. As per their terms of reference, the committee includes members of Council, Mayor...

Lissner Park: Flying Fox dispersal trial

Charters Towers Regional Council recently conducted a small trial of chilli wax to discourage flying fox roosting in Lissner Park.  Chilli wax was sprayed onto two trees, at the northern end...