Flying foxes roosting in trees near houses along Taromeo Creek in Blackbutt earlier this year

June 4, 2021

A community information session will be held in Blackbutt on June 17 to discuss residents’ concerns about flying foxes roosting near town.

The session, organised by the South Burnett Regional Council will be held from 5:30pm at the Blackbutt Golf Club, 51 Langton Road.

Mayor Brett Otto, councillors and Council CEO Mark Pitt will be attending.

Dr Darren Fielder, from Redleaf Environmental, will discuss the findings of a Flying Fox Roost Management Review commissioned by Council.

Representatives from Queensland Health and the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries will be available to discuss human and animal health concerns associated with flying foxes.

“Council takes South Burnett residents’ concerns seriously. Community information sessions are a valuable platform to speak directly with them and generate actions towards long-term solutions in the best interests of our region,” Mayor Otto said.

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