We offer two mechanisms under which eligible landholders can receive annual payments for managing and protecting biodiversity on their land - conservation tenders and fixed price offers. Eligibility and conditions vary.
Successful landholders can negotiate conservation area and management actions with the BCT as part of their conservation agreement. All landholders with BCT agreements receive ongoing technical support.
Fixed price offers
The BCT offers fixed price offer agreements in specific high-priority areas in NSW. Expressions of interest are assessed twice a year and higher-ranking sites are prioritised for site assessments. Landholders in the fixed price offer area can express interest at any time.
Successful landholders receive a fixed price ($/hectare/year), which changes according to Local Government Area (LGA). Check out the schedule of rates here.
The BCT runs conservation tenders throughout the year in targeted regions of the state. Conservation tenders are available to landholders in these areas who wish to set their own price to protect and manage biodiversity on their property.
Successful landholders will receive the annual conservation payments set in their bids for undertaking agreed conservation actions under a Conservation Agreement.
Benefits for landholders
Landholders who enter into a Conservation Agreement under this program receive annual conservation management payments as set in their bid and access to the BCT’s Landholder Technical Support Package.
Express interest in a conservation tender
The BCT runs conservation tenders throughout the year in targeted regions of the state.