Going in to bat for the Commonwealth Park Flying-Foxes

The National Capital Authority (NCA) is pleased to announce it will be working with expert consultants Ecosure, to develop the Commonwealth Park Grey-Headed Flying-Fox Camp Management Plan. The Plan will provide a framework to guide the NCA’s management of Commonwealth Park while also being committed to the protection of the flying-fox camp. The draft Commonwealth Park Flying-Fox Management Plan is available to download here.

All flying-foxes are protected under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the Act). The grey headed flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus) which visits Commonwealth Park is a vulnerable species and considered to be a matter of national significance under the Act.  Management of flying-foxes or their habitat must be in line with the Australian Government’s “Referral guideline for management actions in grey-headed and spectacled flying-fox camps” and the “Draft Recovery Plan for the grey headed flying-fox Pteropus poliocephalus”.

Commonwealth Park Flying-Fox Camp Management Plan Workshops

The National Capital Authority (NCA) invites you to participate in one of three workshops to discuss the development and implementation of the Commonwealth Park Grey-Headed Flying-Fox Camp Management Plan (the Plan).

The workshops will be based around the following topics:

Topic 1: Flying-fox ecology

Topic 2: Implementing the Camp Management Plan

Topic 3: Flying-fox monitoring program

Topic 4: Options for education & engagement

The workshops are on Wednesday 21 August 2019 and will be held at East Space, Queen Elizabeth Terrace, Parkes, ACT.

We hope you are able to attend! Please note there are limited places available, so to secure your seat please RSVP to Michelle Jeffrey on 02 6271 2222 or openspace@nca.gov.au with number of attendees, name(s) and contact details. RSVP by COB Friday 16 August 2019. Please also specify which workshop you wish to attend:

Park Management Group: 11 am to 12:30 pm

Event Management Group: 2 pm to 3:30 pm

Community & Wildlife Carer Group: 6 pm to 8 pm

For more information call the NCA on 02 6271 2888 or openspace@nca.gov.au