The implementation phase of the Program runs from 2020-2030 with the following objectives:
- Develop and deliver a grants program for NSW councils to enhance, restore or create roosting habitat and foraging habitat for flying-foxes. The preference will be for sites that are likely to reduce conflict at contentious camps – either by directing flying-foxes away from human settlement or in other ways that seek to reduce conflict with humans.
- Engage with councils with the identified potential sites to foster participation and co-design projects that effectively address the program aims
- Support councils to engage with their communities around flying-fox habitat and conflict reduction
- Monitor projects and share lessons so that future flying-fox habitat and engagement projects are improved
- Assist councils to implement approved actions in flying-fox camp management plans.
There are two funding streams under the program:
Stream 1 - Camp Habitat Restoration Funding
Eligibility for funding under this stream is determined according to the priorities established in the Flying-fox Habitat Restoration Program Design Framework and the Flying-fox Habitat Restoration Program Camp mapping report. Short-listed councils will be directly approached to determine their interest in participating in a co-design process with LGNSW for projects with a nine-year duration.
Stream 2 - Foraging Habitat Restoration Funding
The second Expression of Interest (EOI) round under this funding stream opens on 17 Sept 2021 and closes on Friday 29th October 2021.
Eligibility under this funding stream is open to all NSW councils and groups of councils who are able to meet the funding criteria.
Expressions of Interest (EOI) should be submitted through the online portal. Contact the Program Manager for further information.
In addition, Program Manager assistance on community engagement and education is also available to all NSW councils.
This project has been assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust.
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