Flying Fox Advisory Committee

Council’s Flying-fox Advisory Committee has been established to provide recommendations to Council to increase the understanding of issues relation to the management of flying-foxes particularly in an urban setting.

The Advisory Committee will use its expertise, influence and local knowledge to provide feedback to Council on its adopted management approach.  The Advisory Committee will be responsible for;

  1. Initiating and interpreting research material for the purposes of developing community education and awareness strategies and programs.
  2. Undertaking projects, programs and activities that raise the awareness and education of the communities understanding of the flying-foxes behaviour and their importance to biodiversity.
  3. Providing quarterly reports to Council on the effectiveness of its adopted management approach.
  4. Providing recommendations to Council on other matters pertaining to the management of flying-foxes in the Cairns Regional Council area.

Membership of the Flying-fox Community Advisory Committee is voluntary in capacity. Members have a broad base of experience and /or expertise in flying-fox and wildlife management and care.

Meetings

The Flying-fox Advisory Committee meets quarterly and special meetings may be convened as required.  Members of the public are welcome to attend as observers but need to provide notice of their attendance in advance by phone 4044 3701 or email m.kentwell@cairns.qld.gov.au

Next Meeting: Thursday 15 June 2017, 9.30am - 11.00am Council Chambers Committee Room.

Committee members

  • Cr John Schilling
  • Cr Ritchie Bates
  • Dr Martin Cohen – Invited Expert
  • Dr David Westcott – Invited Expert
  • Maree Treadwell-Kerr – Community Representative
  • Sera Steves – Community Representative
  • Rebecca Koller – Animal Welfare Group Representative
  • Brett Spencer – Manager Parks & Leisure (CRC)
  • FFAC Agenda

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    Agenda May 2017.pdf (138.9 KB)
    Agenda for the Flying Fox Advisory Committee meeting of 4 May 2017

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    Agenda 30 March 2017 (139.9 KB)
    Agenda for the Flying Fox Advisory Committee meeting of 30 March 2017

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    Agenda 20 February 2017 (138.7 KB)
    Agenda for the Flying Fox Advisory Committee meeting of 20 February 2017

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    Agenda 20 January 2017 (149.2 KB)
    Agenda for the Flying Fox Advisory Committee meeting of 20 January 2017

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    Agenda 17 November 2016 (165.7 KB)
    Agenda for the Flying Fox Advisory Committee meeting of 17 November 2016

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    Agenda Sept 2016.pdf (152.7 KB)
    Agenda for the Flying Fox Advisory Committee meeting of 22 September 2016

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    Agenda 18 August 2016 (137.8 KB)
    Agenda for the Flying Fox Advisory Committee meeting of 18 August 2016

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    Agenda 18 July 2016 (78.7 KB)
    Agenda for the Flying Fox Advisory Committee meeting of 18 July 2016

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    Agenda 28 June 2016 (79.7 KB)
    Agenda for the Flying Fox Advisory Committee meeting of 28 June 2016

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    Agenda 19 May 2016 (80.0 KB)
    Agenda for the Flying Fox Advisory Committee meeting 19 May 2016

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    Agenda 11 February 2016 (218.8 KB)
    Agenda for the Flying Fox Advisory Committee meeting of 11 February 2016

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    Agenda 14 December 2015 (51.9 KB)
    Agenda for the Flying Fox Advisory Committee meeting of 14 December 2015

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    Agenda 12 November 2015 (113.5 KB)
    Agenda for the Flying Fox Advisory Committee meeting of 12 November 2015

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    Agenda 1 October 2015 (26.1 KB)
    Agenda for the Flying Fox Advisory Committee meeting of 1 October 2015

    FFAC Minutes

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    Minutes 4 May 2017 (170.2 KB)
    Minutes for the Flying Fox Advisory Committee meeting 4 May 2017

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    Minutes 30 March 2017 (173.8 KB)
    Minutes for the Flying Fox Advisory Committee meeting 30 March 2017

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    Minutes 20 February 2017 (154.5 KB)
    Minutes for the Flying Fox Advisory Committee meeting 20 February 2017

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    Minutes 20 January 2017 (162.4 KB)
    Minutes for the Flying Fox Advisory Committee meeting 20 January 2017.

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    Minutes 17 November 2016 (160.5 KB)
    Minutes for the Flying Fox Advisory Committee meeting of 17 November 2016

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    Minutes September 2016 (152.7 KB)
    Minutes for the Flying Fox Advisory Committee meeting of 22 September 2016

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    Minutes August 2016.pdf (149.2 KB)
    Minutes for the Flying Fox Advisory Committee meeting of 18 August 2016

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    Minutes 18 July 2016 (166.0 KB)
    Minutes for the Flying Fox Advisory Committee meeting of 18 July 2016

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    Minutes 28 June 2016 (129.8 KB)
    Minutes for the Flying Fox Advisory Committee meeting of 28 June 2016

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    Minutes 19 May 2016 (63.8 KB)
    Minutes for the Flying Fox Advisory Committee meeting of 19 May 2016

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    Minutes 21 April 2016 (144.1 KB)
    Minutes for the Flying Fox Advisory Committee meeting of 21 April 2016

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    Minutes 11 February 2016 (147.4 KB)
    Minutes for the Flying Fox Advisory Committee meeting of 11 February 2016

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    Minutes 14 December 2015 (144.0 KB)
    Minutes for the Flying Fox Advisory Committee meeting of 14 December 2015

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    Minutes 12 November 2015.pdf (152.4 KB)
    Minutes for the Flying Fox Advisory Committee meeting of 12 November 2015

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    Minutes 1 October 2015.pdf (65.4 KB)
    Minutes for the Flying Fox Advisory Committee meeting of 1 October 2015

    Other documents

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    The Flying Fox Advisory Committee - Terms of Reference (42.2 KB)
    The Flying Fox Advisory Committee will provide advice, advocacy, reporting, community feedback and recommendations to Council and Council officers in relation to matters of education and awareness strategies and report quarterly to Council on the progress and effectiveness of the Management Approach.

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    Management of Flying Foxes General Policy (136.0 KB)
    This policy outlines Cairns Regional Council’s position on Flying Fox Management within designated urban areas in accordance with relevant legislation. The provisions apply to defined urban areas designated within Council’s planning scheme as having a residential or commercial purpose including a buffer of one kilometre. The defined urban areas will collectively be referred to as Urban Flying Fox Management Areas (UFFMA).

    Last updated: 04 May 2017