This very private block is only 45 minutes drive north of Hobart and offers great walking and spectacular views to the south from elevated sites. Access is a challenge, but for the keen walker and nature lover it would make a great weekend getaway.

$99 000
Area: 171.1ha (423ac)

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

Conservation Values

The property contains a diverse range of vegetation communities and habitat types, including areas of two vulnerable forest communities: dry blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus) forest and silver peppermint (E. tenuiramis) forest on sediments. It provides suitable habitat for several threatened fauna species, including the Swift Parrot, Eastern Barred Bandicoot, Tasmanian Devil and Wedge-tailed Eagle.

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 will be excluded from the covenant to allow for use and development by future owners. 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 via a Right of Way from Ballyhooly Rd, Mangalore, but does not coincide with a formed track. The best practical access is from Shene Rd on a well-formed gravel road through adjoining land (access is subject to agreement with the neighbouring landowners). A range of services are available within 9km of the property in Brighton, while the Hobart CBD is only a 45 minute drive away.


Acknowledgements

This property was acquired as part of the New Leaf Project through the generous support of philanthropist Jan Cameron. Proceeds from the sale of this property will be used to repay the outstanding debt to Ms Cameron.