Conservation

Revolving Fund

Purchasing and selling unique conservation properties to protect biodiversity

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Trust for Nature holds a Revolving Fund to purchase unique properties on the real estate market. We target land for sale with natural values that best contribute to sustaining Victoria’s biodiversity. 

Once purchased, we then sell the property to an owner willing to protect these conservation values through a conservation covenant. Sale proceeds are returned to the Revolving Fund to purchase more property, creating a continuous conservation investment cycle.

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'Cockatoo Sanctuary'

This large, diverse and peaceful 209.2 hectare bush block is surrounded by Kalingur State Forest on three sides and provides habitat for the nationally threatened Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo. Access by 4WD will take you away from the rush and bustle, to a special place where you can dedicate your time to exploring the wonderful native plants and wildlife on the property.

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'Cooee Park'

This beautiful 37 hectare property is part of a critical conservation anchor within the Goulburn Broken landscape. Exploring the property you’ll find huge old eucalypts with hollows for wildlife, and a multitude of different plant and bird species. From a number of potential house sites, create a homely space and commute or retreat from Melbourne, only one hour’s drive away.

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'Crawfords Track'

This beautiful grassy woodland property is part of the largest ever purchased by Trust for Nature. Across this 50ha property you’ll find an incredible range of native plants and wildlife, including huge old Eucalypts with hollows for wildlife. Offering multiple potential house sites to choose from, great access, and located just over one hour’s drive from Melbourne.

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'Eagles Landing'

At 42 hectares, this beautiful woodland property has gentle slopes and wide views. Located just over one hour’s drive from Melbourne, and with great road access, choose from a number of potential sites to build your house. This is your opportunity to join a conservation community and enjoy the conservation lifestyle.

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'McHarg's Run'

This beautiful 283ha woodland property is bounded by Mt William Creek on the western boundary. You’ll find huge old Eucalypts with hollows for wildlife, and a wide variety of plants and birds. The 2km of creek is very picturesque and runs all year. With great access, a number of potential house sites to choose from, and located just over one hour’s drive from Melbourne.

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'Merriman's Retreat'

Looking to escape? Lose yourself within this 40 hectare forest property in the beautiful Merriman’s Creek Valley. Strolling along the walking tracks, you’ll encounter an incredible array of flora and fauna. Keep an eye out for the orchids and lilies, the wedge-tailed eagle nesting area, and maybe even a koala or two. Unwind after your walk at one of the local vineyards.

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'Mountain Ridge'

This incredible 232ha property is part of the largest ever purchased by Trust for Nature. You could own and help protect this critical conservation anchor, exploring the property’s steep hills and undulating plains. Base yourself from a number of potential house sites, enjoy great road access, and commute or retreat from Melbourne just over one hour’s drive away. 

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'Yellowbox Ridge'

Soak up the incredible 360 degree view as you stroll along the ridge of this exceptional conservation property. The views of Mt Korong and Mt Kooyoora are just part of your reward for helping to restore this critically endangered ecological community, only to be enhanced as the local flora and fauna returns.

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'Glenmaggie Shores'

Ever dreamed of living lakeside? Now’s your chance! This incredible property comes with a current planning permit and is just over 2 hour’s drive from Melbourne. With views of Lake Glenmaggie, you’ll encounter an incredible array of flora and fauna. As the owner you’ll be sharing this property with a critically endangered Gippsland Red Gum ecological community. 

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Statewide Conservation Plan

Statewide Conservation Plan

Trust for Nature has an integral role to play in the conservation of Victoria’s plants and animals. Our statutory powers allow us to work with private landowners to protect habitats and wildlife on private land in perpetuity.

Our Statewide Conservation Plan guides our work, alongside Trust for Nature’s Strategic Plan, to identify and achieve conservation goals across Victoria. The Plan is the first of its kind to address the conservation needs of ecosystems and species exclusively on private land in Australia and forms the guiding principles of all our conservation work. 

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