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Council has secured $30,000 funding from the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) Flying-fox Grants Program and is supplementing this with $20,000 Council funding to provide assistance to owners and residents of eligible properties located within 50 metres of the Avalon and Balgowlah flying-fox camps.

The Northern Beaches Flying-fox Residents Assistance Program will provide funding of up to $2,000 (GST inc.) for items and services that will assist owners and residents in managing impacts associated with flying-fox roosting behaviour.

Closing date extended to Monday 2 August 2021

Eligible properties and items

Eligible owners and residents will have received a direct invitation to apply. Due to limited funding, the program is currently only available to owners and residents of houses and units within 50m of trees that have been permanently or seasonally occupied by flying-foxes at the Avalon or Balgowlah colonies since 2016.

Eligible items include purchases and services which will assist in mitigating impacts associated with flying-fox roosting behaviour. Further details are available in the Funding Guidelines.

How we assess applications

Applications will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Proximity to camp and level of impact
  • Level of benefit provided to residents and/or owners
  • Project planning and ability for the project to be completed within the funding term 
  • Value for money including the proportion of applicant contribution to overall costs.

Applications Open

Eligible owners and residents who have received an invitation to apply can submit their application online.

Applications now close 4pm Monday 2 August 2021.

 

Enquiries

Please contact Kristie King on 1300 434 434 or at biodiversity@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au if you wish to discuss the program or your application.