Rudder Park Flying Fox Camp Management Plan

One of Council's most complex environmental management issues is the Flying Fox colony in Rudder Park, East Kempsey. The legislative and environmental challenges around managing Flying Foxes are complex and a source of discussion at Council meetings throughout NSW.

Residents were asked to provide feedback on the Flying Fox camp to help guide the development of a Plan of Management. In response to community feedback, a Draft Rudder Park Flying Fox Camp Management Plan was developed by Council in conjunction with specialist ecological consultant group Ecosure.

This document was on exhibition and residents were invited to make an online submission. A public information session was also held to discuss the Plan.

Submissions to the Draft Management Plan are now closed.

The final Plan of Management, including engagement outcomes, was reported to Council in October 2017 and endorsed.

Council will keep the community infomred of grant opportunities aimed at implementing the Plans actions.



One of Council's most complex environmental management issues is the Flying Fox colony in Rudder Park, East Kempsey. The legislative and environmental challenges around managing Flying Foxes are complex and a source of discussion at Council meetings throughout NSW.

Residents were asked to provide feedback on the Flying Fox camp to help guide the development of a Plan of Management. In response to community feedback, a Draft Rudder Park Flying Fox Camp Management Plan was developed by Council in conjunction with specialist ecological consultant group Ecosure.

This document was on exhibition and residents were invited to make an online submission. A public information session was also held to discuss the Plan.

Submissions to the Draft Management Plan are now closed.

The final Plan of Management, including engagement outcomes, was reported to Council in October 2017 and endorsed.

Council will keep the community infomred of grant opportunities aimed at implementing the Plans actions.



  • Submissions to the Draft Management Plan are now closed.

    Draft Plan of Management Online Submission

    Please complete the online submission form to provide your feedback on the Draft Flying Fox Camp Management Plan.

    Please complete the online submission form to provide your feedback on the Draft Flying Fox Camp Management Plan.

    Complete Form
  • Registrations to the Information Sessions are now closed.

    Flying Fox Information Session Registration

    Council is holding a public information session to provide the community with a chance to review the Draft Flying Fox Camp Management Plan in detail and seek assistance with making a submission to the Plan.

    The session will be hosted by Jess Bracks from Ecosure and held from 2pm - 4pm on Monday 31 July in the Council Committee Room at 22 Tozer Street, West Kempsey.

    Council is holding a public information session to provide the community with a chance to review the Draft Flying Fox Camp Management Plan in detail and seek assistance with making a submission to the Plan.

    The session will be hosted by Jess Bracks from Ecosure and held from 2pm - 4pm on Monday 31 July in the Council Committee Room at 22 Tozer Street, West Kempsey.

    Complete Form
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Flying Fox Survey

    Council is asking residents to fill out an online survey to help with the development of a Plan of Management for the flying fox camp at Rudder Park, East Kempsey. 


    Council is asking residents to fill out an online survey to help with the development of a Plan of Management for the flying fox camp at Rudder Park, East Kempsey. 


    Take Survey