The plan, implemented between 2005 and 2009, was critical in avoiding the risk of flying foxes relocating to other areas, including nearby residential areas or back to their original location at the Royal Botanic Gardens.

The objectives were to:

  • successfully develop a permanent and sustainable flying fox roost site in Yarra Bend Park
  • enhance vegetation and other environmental values near the roost site
  • minimise the impact of flying foxes on residents and park users
  • provide improved visitor facilities at and near the roost site
  • increase community understanding and support for flying fox conservation.

Copies of the plan are also available from the DELWP Customer Contact Centre by phoning 136 186.

Yarra Bend Park: flying-fox campsite management plan (PDF, 2.7 MB)

Flying fox campsite management plan review

A review of the campsite management plan at Yarra Bend was undertaken in late 2009.

The review was produced in consultation with those working at Yarra Bend including the then Department of Environment and Primary Industries as well as Parks Victoria staff, contractors, and researchers monitoring vegetation and flying foxes.

The below papers contain the results of this review, which represent six years of information collection at the site.

Flying-fox management plan review (PDF, 1.0 MB)

Flying-fox revegetation plan review (PDF, 1.4 MB)

Flying-fox scientific research (PDF, 1.1 MB)

Copies of these documents are also available from our Customer Contact Centre by phoning 136 186.

The information in these documents will contribute to the development of a new campsite management plan.

Management of the Yarra Bend Colony was transferred to Parks Victoria in 2016. For current information about this colony please call Parks Victoria on 131 963.

Page last updated: 14/01/19