Seaford Road is part of a network of private and public nature reserves across the east coast, including the TLC's Prosser River, Little Swanport and Kelvedon Hills Reserves. Fronting onto the Luttrells Bay coastal reserve, this property gives you the chance to conserve a large threatened forest community. Offers above $440,000 .

$440 000
Area: 78ha (193ac)

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

Conservation Values

This 78 hectare property is located at Seaford Road, Little Swanport just 20 minutes north of Orford. The property extends from Seaford Road to the coastal reserve of Luttrells Bay. The property fronts onto the Luttrells Bay coastal reserve and adjoins an existing conservation reserve to the east. The property contains important natural values including a large area of black peppermint Eucalyptus amygdalina on sandstone, which is a threatened forest community under the Nature Conservation Act 2002. The nearby area contains extensive records of Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), eastern barred bandicoot (Perameles gunnii), white bellied sea eagle (Halitaeetus leucogaster) and eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus). Parts of the property contain a thick ground cover dominated by thatch sawsedge (gahnia radula) which is core breeding and foraging habitat for threatened butterfly chaostola skipper.

Protecting the Conservation Values

To provide permanent protection for the conservation values on the property, the TLC has an approved covenant that will be 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 and development. This property contains one an exclusion area with a total of 3.3 hectares. Within the exclusion areas future custodians may clear vegetation and 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 is accessed from the council-maintained Seaford Road. The internal tracks on the property are rough and would require upgrading by the future custodian (subject to any necessary approvals).


Acknowledgements

This property was purchased through the TLC’s Forest Conservation Fund Revolving Fund. Funding for the purchase was provided by the Australian Government. Proceeds from the sale of this property will be returned to the TLC’s Revolving Fund to support additional purchasers and covenants.