Wallace Park Flying Fox Report

Council acknowledges that flying foxes at Wallace Park are a problem to some neighbouring residents. There are also community members that are quite protective of Wallace Park Bushland Reserve and the flying foxes.

Council invited residents to have their say on the Draft Wallace Park flying fox management report which, along with contributions from consultation with the community, forms the basis of Council's actions on this issue.

In response to concerns raised by neighbouring residents about the flying fox camp, Council engaged Ecosure Consulting to develop a Wallace Park Draft Flying Fox management report. Ecosure have extensive experience and expertiseContinue reading

Council acknowledges that flying foxes at Wallace Park are a problem to some neighbouring residents. There are also community members that are quite protective of Wallace Park Bushland Reserve and the flying foxes.

Council invited residents to have their say on the Draft Wallace Park flying fox management report which, along with contributions from consultation with the community, forms the basis of Council's actions on this issue.

In response to concerns raised by neighbouring residents about the flying fox camp, Council engaged Ecosure Consulting to develop a Wallace Park Draft Flying Fox management report. Ecosure have extensive experience and expertise with flying fox management.

The consultation closed on 4 November 2015. Please see News Feed below and the Document Library to the right of this screen for the final management options report and updates.


  • Works likely to start April 2016

    over 1 year ago

    Council signed off on flying fox management actions in November 2015. These were developed in consultation with stakeholders and experts, aimed at providing some relief for residents living beside the Wallace Park colony.

    The actions include selective vegetation clearing to create 10 metre buffers between homes and the colony. Council is also looking at sprinkler trials to increase the separation further.

    However, Council is restricted from starting this work while the colony is home to young grey-headed flying foxes, not yet able to fly on their own, and pregnant grey-headed flying foxes.

    Grey-headed flying... Continue reading

    Council signed off on flying fox management actions in November 2015. These were developed in consultation with stakeholders and experts, aimed at providing some relief for residents living beside the Wallace Park colony.

    The actions include selective vegetation clearing to create 10 metre buffers between homes and the colony. Council is also looking at sprinkler trials to increase the separation further.

    However, Council is restricted from starting this work while the colony is home to young grey-headed flying foxes, not yet able to fly on their own, and pregnant grey-headed flying foxes.

    Grey-headed flying foxes are classed as vulnerable and their presence means the Wallace Park Bushland Reserve qualifies as a nationally significant camp under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

    Council appreciates nearby residents’ frustration, but we are monitoring the colony and keeping in regular contact with federal and state government agencies, flying fox experts and stakeholders. Council hopes to commence works in March or April once the young flying foxes are independent. This will be determined in cooperation with flying fox experts and state agencies.”



  • Submissions and Ecosure's report provide basis for recommendations to Council

    over 1 year ago


    The public consultation phase has now closed for the Wallace Park Flying
    Management Options Report completed by Ecosure Consulting. Seventeen
    submissions were received, and Council would like to thank the submitters for
    their responses. Based on the public submissions and Ecosure’s Management
    Options Report, recommendations on Wallace Park flying fox management
    mitigation actions have now been provided to Council. Council will consider the
    recommendations at their General Meeting on 16 November 2015.



    The public consultation phase has now closed for the Wallace Park Flying
    Management Options Report completed by Ecosure Consulting. Seventeen
    submissions were received, and Council would like to thank the submitters for
    their responses. Based on the public submissions and Ecosure’s Management
    Options Report, recommendations on Wallace Park flying fox management
    mitigation actions have now been provided to Council. Council will consider the
    recommendations at their General Meeting on 16 November 2015.