Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Cessnock Combats Bat Crisis

BY NAKITA JAGER

Cessnock City Council has secured a $50,000 from Local Government NSW which will go towards a $100,000 project to reduce the impact of flying foxes in the East Cessnock area.

The funding will assist residents with subsidy funding to cover the cost of car and pool covers and high pressure hoses for families.

Cessnock City Mayor, Bob Pynsent, says it is about offering residents practical solutions.

"Council is committed to the management of flying-foxes across the region," Mayor Pynsent said.

Residents will also benefit from a new education program, aiming to improve community awareness about grey-headed flying foxes in the area.


PICTURED:  Flying-foxes in Cessnock. (Cessnock Advertiser)

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