Council to trim trees at Calliope bat colony

GLADSTONE Regional Council can't resolve the issue of flying foxes in Calliope because they are on state-owned land, but it can put measures in place to help control the colony.

Councillors agreed yesterdayto undertake weed control and removal, pruning 10% of the flying fox roost trees in Leixlip Creek and also educating the public with awareness campaigns.

Leixlip Creek is not on council-owned land, and so it is not the responsibility of the council to manage the colonies.

The creek is located on State Government land.

Councillors responded to the issue after a petition was received from a group of 130 residents in Calliope and Gladstone earlier in the year.

There are up to 18,000 flying foxes in the colony.



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