This subalpine property lies at an elevation of 1000-1500m in Tasmania’s Central Highlands. It is covered with native vegetation and is mostly low lying with small rocky hillocks. Much of the land area is grasslands and sedgelands and the remaining higher ground suits heathlands, shrubs, scattered cabbage gum and occasional Miena cider gum.
This property is unique in that it is the first reserved land to adjoin the lagoon and is also located near to over a dozen private land conservation areas, from Lake Echo (south) to Lake Sorell and Lake River to the east.
PROTECTING THE CONSERVATION VALUES
To provide permanent protection for the conservation values on the property, the TLC will have an approved covenant registered on the land title before finalising the property sale. Part of the property will be excluded from the covenant to allow for future use. This property contains an exclusion area of 4 hectares. Within the exclusion area, future custodians may construct a building (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).
INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES
The property lies between Barren Plains Road and the shore of Shannon Lagoon – a popular trout fishing location. The land has been managed for conservation and there is not any existing infrastructure or tracks present. The property is accessed from the council maintained Barren Plains Road and is just a five-minute drive from the shack community of Miena and about one-and-a-half hours from Launceston.
Tasmanian Land Conservancy acknowledges the support provided by the Forest Conservation Fund, administered by the Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW).