Bounded to the west by Grasstree Hill Rd and to the east by Grasstree Hill Rivulet, this property is a mix of bushland and pasture. Offering several sunny house sites with bushland views of the Meehan Range and includes some spectacular sandstone outcrops. Only 15 minutes from Hobart CBD, the property is perfect for the hobby farmer or someone looking to build in a peaceful rural/bush setting.
The property was purchased along with a larger parcel of bushland (Lot 1 Grasstree Hill), which adjoins the Meehan Range State Recreation and protects three threatened forest communities. Lot 2 provides an important buffer to this larger reserve, protects a long stretch of Grasstree Hill Rivulet and contains habitat for endangered Swift Parrots and Tasmanian Devils.
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. Most of the existing cleared land on the property will be excluded from the covenant. Within this area future owners can clear vegetation, construct a home, establish gardens/crops, introduce stock 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 via a long direct frontage to Grasstree Hill Rd. The property contains or is serviced by the following infrastructure:
domestic power lines run through the property; there is a farm dam on the property which never drys out as it is fed by stormwater run-off from Grasstree Hill Rd; the property boundary is mostly fenced, although much of the fencing requires repair or replacement; there are several primary schools and a high school within 10 minutes drive of the property; the property provides ready access to shops and services at a range of localities from Cambridge to Bellerive to Glenorchy.
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.