THE sound of chainsaws clearing vegetation where a large colony of flying foxes has been roosting will be music to Amaroo residents' ears.
The Lockyer Valley Regional Council (LVRC) has an approval permit to clear vegetation after the long process of gaining approval from the state and federal governments has finally been given after years of negotiations.
LVRC Mayor Steve Jones said he hoped residents could finally live without the noise and smell associated with having a flying fox colony nearby, and the council would get to work immediately, while abiding by strict conditions stipulated by the state and federal governments.
"This is certainly good news for the residents near the colony and council will get to work straight away," Cr Jones said.
"The plan is for work to commence this week, with operations taking place in the early evening after the flying foxes have left."
Cr Jones said because flying foxes were protected wildlife, all operations would stop if the flying foxes were disturbed or begin to leave as a result
of the removal of this vegetation.
The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection will be available to the council to ensure that all of the conditions stipulated in the permit are complied with.