About half-an-hour north of Bairnsdale, this 55.5 ha property features over 600m of the Providence Ponds waterway and its rare chain-of-ponds. The intended covenant allows for the northern portion of the property to be used for sustainable hobby farming. There are several options for placement of a house site (STCA).
The covenant on this property will protect two terrestrial ecosystems which are under-represented within the East Gippsland Lowlands bioregion – Lowland Herb-rich Forest and Dry Valley Forest. The covenant also protects the significant wetland habitats and fauna associated with the waterway and ponds.
Native vegetation on the property includes Lowland Forest, Lowland Herb-rich Forest and Dry Valley Forest. White Stringybark dominates much of the forest canopy, with Manna Gum, Red Gum and Yellow Box occurring in different habitats. The forest understorey includes a diverse range of shrubs, grasses and herbs, including orchids. The wetland habitats associated with the waterway and ponds include aquatic and semi-aquatic vegetation communities that include a diverse range of aquatic and semi-aquatic species.
Threatened species have been observed on the site including: Flinders Pygmy Perch and Lace Monitor.
The chain-of-ponds provide both excellent amenity and ecological values. The property includes scenic views across the ponds, waterway and treed landscape. The covenant allows for the northern portion of the property to be used for hobby farming, with the potential for a greater level of protection depending on the future landowner’s wishes. There are several options for placement of a house site which would not interfere with the ecological values of the property.
Please note that a Trust for Nature conservation covenant will be placed on the property title.