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Council commits funds for flying fox site maintenance

  In preparation for the relocation of the flying fox in Lissner Park, Charters Towers Regional Council has committed funds for the ongoing maintenance of the alternate flying fox roost site. ...

Flying Fox - Parks temporarily close

  Charters Towers Regional Council has temporarily closed Lissner Park and Centenary Park due to the large influx of flying fox numbers in and around the trees.   Acting Mayor Cr...

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...

Council adopts Flying Fox Statement of Management Intent

  Charters Towers Regional Council has adopted a new Flying Fox Statement of Management Intent outlining its approach to managing roosts within the region.   Council’s objective...

Mayor Message – Future Flying Fox Actions - Mayor Liz Schmidt

  On 6 November the Flying Fox Advisory Committee (FFAC) will hold another public meeting to update the community on upcoming flying fox actions.   This is a great opportunity for the...

Lissner Park - Flying Fox to be relocated in 2020

  Charters Towers Regional Council has resolved to support a flying fox relocation program, which will be undertaken by the Department of Environment and Science, in 2020.   The...

November Flying Fox Meeting open to public

The November meeting of the Flying Fox Advisory Committee will be held on Wednesday 6 November 2019 in the Gold & Beef Rooms, Council Administration Centre, 12 Mosman St Charters Towers. The...

Flying Fox Advisory Committee opens meeting to community

The Charters Towers Flying Fox Advisory Committee (FFAC) is inviting the community to attend its meeting in April. During the community meeting, the FFAC will provide up-to-date information on the...

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...