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Council to establish Flying Fox Advisory Committee

In Council’s 21 February General Meeting, Council resolved to establish the Flying Fox Advisory Committee (FFAC) and to appoint Mayor Liz Schmidt the Chair of the Committee.
Council also resolved to endorse the Flying Fox Terms of Reference document, which was developed after extensive consultation with Residents through the Flying Fox Management Survey conducted late last year.
Many residents expressed concern over disease, smell, noise and facility use being hampered. Others wanted to see the flying foxes permanently relocated.
Survey results indicated a need for Council to develop the FFAC to allow for continued consultation between the community, Council and members of State and Federal agencies.
“This committee will allow us to work together to provide advice, community feedback and recommendations to Council and Council officers.” said Mayor Liz Schmidt
“We can inform Council about the community’s aspirations and expectations and engage with the broader community during the development of future policies and management strategies.”
The committee will comprise of:
  • 2 community representatives;
  • 2 endorsed Elected members of the Charters Towers Regional Council;
  • 1 representative of the State Member for Traeger;
  • 1 representative from Department Environment & Science (DES);
  • 1 representative from Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO); and
  • 2 Council officers as determined by the Chief Executive Officer.
Council is seeking expressions of interest from two community members to join the Flying Fox Advisory Committee. More information and an application form can be found here or at Council’s Administration Centre, 12 Mosman St, Charters Towers.
Applications close 4:00 pm, Wednesday, 14 March 2018.
OG 26 Feb 2018

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