Mitchelmores Creek is located on Tasmania's highly sought-after east coast, 90 minutes from Hobart and 15 minutes from the beach at Little Swanport. The property provides an important addition to the reserve estate and will interest people who want to protect land in an area with significant private and public nature reserves.

$340 000
Area: 95.11ha (235ac)

Contact: Jarrah Vercoe
Ph: 03 6225 1399
Mob: 0417 137 751
jvercoe@tasland.org.au

Conservation Values

Mitchelmores Creek is a 95 hectare property that contains a significant stand of Eucalyptus globulus dry forest and woodland, Eastern Riparian Scrub and Eucalyptus pulchella dry forest and woodland. These comprise core habitat for swift parrot. The property also contains areas of forest with native grasses and patches of thatch sawsedge (Gahnia radula), providing potential habitat for threatened butterfly the chaostola skipper. With little evidence of past clearing across 80% of the property, the property uniquely contains significant remnants of old growth and mature forest in an area that has historically been extensively cleared.

Protecting the Conservation Values

To provide permanent protection for the conservation values on the property a Conservation Covenant is currently being registered on the land title. Four hectares within the property will be excluded from the covenant to allow for future use and development (subject to council approval). 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). By purchasing this property you will contributing to the ongoing protection of an important natural values and become part of Tasmania’s valuable private land conservation estate.


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.

Photos: Rob Blakers