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Whitsunday Regional Council will disperse a colony of Flying-foxes currently roosting in trees at Rotary Park and a private residence on Faust Street, Proserpine next week.
Council’s Director of Planning and Community Services, Dan Staley, said that Council would notify nearby impacted residents over the coming days, and that the colony is likely to have been fully dispersed by the end of next week.
“Around six Flying-foxes settled in a mango tree at a private residence on Faust Street following Cyclone Ului in March 2010, but the colony has increased significantly since then and we now estimate that there are approximately 300 Flying-foxes roosting at the site,” Mr Staley said.
“Due to the impacts the colony is having on residents of Faust Street and users of Rotary Park, Council will utilise non-invasive measures to remove the colony and prompt them to move elsewhere,” he said.
“Unfortunately, the colony can be expected to move to another roosting location within 600 metres of their current Faust Street roost, so Council’s Environment and Health team will continue to monitor the colony in the coming weeks and months and determine whether any further action is required.”
For enquiries regarding Council’s plans to remove the Flying-foxes from Faust Street, please contact Council’s Environment and Health Unit on (07) 4945 0200 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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