This 46ha of forested land on the Tasman Peninsula is only 4km from Nubeena and about 100km from the Hobart CBD. It has virtual coast frontage, level access off Roaring Beach Rd into a cleared, sunny house site and spectacular coast views. It is an ideal base for exploring the many recreational opportunities in the area including the famous Roaring Beach, only a 2 minute drive away.

$369 000
Area: 46.04ha (114ac)

Contact: Janine Waldron
Ph: 03 6331 9295
Mob: 0409 429 660
jwaldron@tasland.org.au

Conservation Values

‘Billy Blue Hill’ contains several threatened forest communities (‘dry blue gum forest’, ‘black peppermint on sandstone’ and ‘silver peppermint on mudstone’), as well as old growth silver peppermint forest on dolerite. The property provides good habitat for a wide range of animal species, including several threatened species: the swift parrot (endangered); white bellied sea eagle (vulnerable); and eastern barred bandicoot (vulnerable).

The Property has not been subject to any comprehensive surveys for plants and animals. It contains potential habitat for two threatened plant species recorded in the vicinity and future surveys conducted at the right time of year may identify other threatened species.

Protecting the Conservation Values

To provide permanent protection for the conservation values on the property, the TLC registers a Conservation Covenant against the title of the land prior to sale. Part of the property, including the existing cleared land fronting Roaring Beach Rd, will be excluded from the covenant. Within this area future owners may clear vegetation, construct a home and undertake all the usual activities associated with residential use (subject to Council approval where required). Elsewhere on the property the covenant restricts any activities that may degrade the conservation values of the land, but still allows for essential management activities (such as construction and maintenance of boundary fences) and for appropriate recreational activities (eg walking and walking tracks).

A management plan will be developed with the new owners, ensuring that they are able to manage any threats to conservation values into the future. The TLC is also able to offer ongoing advice and assistance to the new owners in managing the natural values of the land.

Infrastructure and Services

Legal access to the property is provided via direct frontage to Roaring Beach Rd. Shops, schools (primary and high school), a recreation ground and some community services are available within 4km of the property at Nubeena, with more extensive services 80km away in Sorell.


Acknowledgements

This property was purchased under the TLC Revolving Fund. Funding for the purchase was provided by the Australian Government through the Forest Conservation Fund (a programme arising out of the Tasmanian Community Forest Agreement). Proceeds from the sale of this property will be returned to the Revolving Fund.