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Red tape reprieve for flying foxes

The colony is close to a Gatton retirement village.
The colony is close to a Gatton retirement village. Shannon Newley

THE attempts to remove a colony of flying foxes from Gatton have been halted by red tape.

After receiving permission to move the colony from the State Government late last year, the Lockyer Valley Regional Council is waiting for final confirmation from Canberra.

Lockyer Valley mayor Steve Jones said the delay had come from pending approval from the Federal department of Environment.

"The State Government have us a mitigation permit, with all sorts of management plans and conditions in place," he said.

The colony is close to a Gatton retirement village and has been a major concern for people in the town.

"The council won't stop with this," Cr Jones said. "The colony absolutely needs to be gone."

The bats were expected to be old enough by late January; however, due to a delay in Federal approval they have yet to be moved on.

Topics:  flying foxes, gatton, lockyer valley regional council




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