On offer are six lifestyle blocks all offering elevated and panoramic views of the Freycinet Peninsula and sunny, north-facing house sites with easy access from a formed public road. This private rural location provides a chance to live 'off the grid' and immersed in the natural environment with the convenience of shops and services only a short drive away in the township of Swansea.

Lot 1
Sold
Area: 447ha (1105ac)
Lot 2
Sold
Area: 98ha (242ac)
Lot 3
Sold
Area: 89ha (220ac)
Lot 4
Sold
Area: 111ha (274ac)
Lot 5
$135 000
Area: 146ha (361ac)
Lot 6
Sold
Area: 148ha (366ac)
Lot 7
Sold
Area: 256ha (633ac)
Lot 8
$175 000
Area: 144ha (356ac)
Lot 9
Sold
Area: 97ha (240ac)

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

Conservation Values

The reservation of this property protects an extensive area of forest and woodland containing a diverse range of habitats, including the vulnerable blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus) grassy forest, the rare Cranbrook paperbark (Melaleuca pustulata) scrub and the endangered swamp gum (E. ovata) dry forest and black peppermint (E. amygdalina) dry forest and woodland on Cainozoic deposits.

It also contains habitat for a range of threatened plants and animals, including the rare Tasmanian velvet bush (Lasiopetalum micranthum), Cranbrook Paperbark (Melaleuca pustulata) and Forest germander (Teucrium corymbosum), the vulnerable Propeller plant (Stenanthemum pimelioides), and the endangered Tasmanian Wedge-tailed eagle (Aquila audax fleayi), Swift Parrot (Lathamus discolor) and Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii).

Protecting the Conservation Values

To provide permanent protection for the conservation values on the property, the TLC registers a Conservation Covenant against the titles of the land prior to sale. Part of each block will be excluded from the covenant to allow for future use and development. 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 (e.g. 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 conservation values of the land.

Infrastructure and Services

The property is serviced by the following infrastructure:

  • Good road infrastructure is in place, with Lots 8 & 9 having direct access from Lake Leake Rd and the remaining lots having direct access from Crossins Rd.
  • There are formed cross-overs with culverts into each lot from their respective road frontage.
  • Internal track networks allow for easy management and great bush-walking on most lots.
  • Ephemeral creeks run through all lots except Lot 3, while waterholes are present on Lots 3, 4, and 5.

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.