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.
Perch yourself up high amongst the gum trees and soak up the sounds of endangered forest!
Catch the views through the trees across to the Strzelecki Ranges.
Spend the days exploring the slopes of your 35 hectare high priority conservation land, or take advantage of the vineyards, cultural heritage and natural features of this popular lifestyle area.
Make the most of the elevated house sites, existing colourbond shed, and great road access.
A great spot to live, or for a weekender, just over two hours’ drive from Melbourne.
Address: Redhill Rd, Callignee VIC 3844
Region: West Gippsland
Size: 35 hectares (approx.)
Price: $210,000 negotiable
Contact: Trust for Nature (03) 8631 5888 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A variety of trees cover the property, including Messmate Stringybark, Eurabbie and Mountain Grey Gum. Shrubs found include Snowy Daisy-bush, Hop Goodenia and Prickly Currant-bush
The property has excellent habitat for many species, including wombats, koalas, Nankeen Kestrels, and many other bird species.
Located in the Strzelecki Ranges Bioregion, Kestrel’s Perch contains an endangered ecological community and habitat for koalas, part of the endemic Strzelecki / South Gippsland population
House site: Kestrel’s Perch offers a choice of 3 existing cleared potential house sites, as well as an existing colorbond lock-up garage close to Redhill Rd.
Local area: There are a number of vineyards nearby, as well as plenty of opportunities for bushwalking and bird-watching. Nearby neighbours have protected their property with a Trust for Nature covenant, as have a number of other landowners in the local area.
Conservation covenant: As a condition of sale a Trust for Nature Conservation Covenant will be placed on the property title to protect the ecological values of Kestrel’s Perch. Typically an allowance for a dwelling, in an appropriate area, is made within the covenant for all Revolving Fund properties.