Council has continued its research partnership with Melbourne University and the Australian Research Council to explore ways to resolve human and flying fox conflict in the face of environmental change.

As part of the project, flying fox management approaches across the east-coast are being reviewed for their ecological and social effectiveness. The results of this project will inform management of the three flying fox species found in our region.

The region's seven flying fox roosts are monitored fortnightly. This assists in understanding and tracking the presence and habitation of our flying foxes.  

Data gathered is shared with the community via an interactive mapping tool and informs council’s flying fox approaches and actions.