SRC monitoring Linville’s flying fox colony roost
SOMERSET Regional Council has announced it will remove trees in an effort to control flying fox numbers at Linville.
Residents have raised concerns with the council over the colony, which has returned to a roost in trees near the Brisbane Valley township.
Mayor Graeme Lehmann said the council had made multiple attempts to deter the flying foxes from returning to the site, without success.
Cr Lehmann said he sympathised with residents but local government had limited options available due to constraints with state and federal government legislation.
“Council has continued to monitor the site and now that flying foxes have left the site, council will start a staged removal of some of the vegetation to limit roosting occurring in future,” Cr Lehmann said.
“Council is hopeful to limit the removal of trees to about eight which should be enough to deter the colony from returning to the township.”