Current conservation tenders

The BCT encourages eligible landholders interested in receiving annual payments to manage part of their property for biodiversity conservation to participate in a conservation tender. Conservation tenders are run throughout the year in targeted areas of the state. 

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Central West Rivers

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The BCT is supporting private land conservation in the Central West Rivers region through a conservation tender. Through this tender, eligible landholders are given the opportunity to set their own price to protect and manage native vegetation on their land. Bids will be ranked on a best value for money basis. Successful bidders will receive annual, ongoing payments for implementing an agreed management plan under a conservation agreement which is registered on the property title.

This tender area has been highly cleared or modified and much of the vegetation on the fertile soils is listed as threatened ecological communities or a vegetation type that is over-cleared. These communities include grassy open woodlands dominated by coolabah and black box, bimble box and myall, grasslands of plains grass and Mitchell grass, and wetlands. Many threatened species are also found within the tender area, including woodland birds, bush stone curlew, blue-billed and freckled duck, brolga, and black-tailed godwit.

The Central West Rivers Conservation Tender has been designed to protect these conservation assets by securing remnant native vegetation in moderate to good condition in those landscapes that are poorly represented within the protected area system.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this tender, the part of your land that you wish to have considered as a conservation area needs to:

  • be within the tender area shown here
  • have a minimum size of 30 hectares of native vegetation; and
  • have native vegetation that is in moderate to good condition (this will be determined by the BCT during a site assessment).

Express your interest

You can apply to participate in the Central West Rivers Conservation Tender by sending a completed Expression of Interest (EOI) form to the BCT via info@bct.nsw.gov.au or via post to PO Box A290 Sydney South, NSW, 1232.

The form will be available on the BCT website from 4th November 2019.

Further Information

For more detailed information about the tender, including eligibility requirements, expressing your interest and how the tender process works, see the Central West Rivers Conservation Tender Landholder Guide.

Resources

 

Southern Highlands Koala Habitat

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The BCT is supporting private land conservation in the Southern Highlands through a koala focused conservation tender. Through this tender, eligible landholders are given the opportunity to set their own price to protect and manage good condition koala habitat on their land. Successful applicants will be those that put forward the highest value habitat for the best price. These applicants will receive annual payments, in perpetuity, for implementing an agreed management plan.

The Southern Highlands is home to 10% of the state’s koala population and is considered to be the most significant koala population in southern NSW. Much of the prime koala habitat in the Southern Highlands is privately owned. Some of these private parcels contribute greatly to koala movement through the landscape and complement the Great Western Wildlife Corridor, which links the southern Blue Mountains with Morton National Park. Through this tender, the BCT seeks to protect koala habitat on private land, and to improve landscape connections for koalas by investing in sites that facilitate koala movement and dispersal.

The tender complements other koala conservation programs in the Southern Highlands and aligns with the NSW Government’s Koala Strategy.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this tender, the part of your land that you wish to have considered as a conservation area needs to:

  • be privately owned freehold tenure land within the Wingecarribee Shire,
  • be within the Mapped Eligible Koala Habitat Area shown here. (Click on the link and enter your property address into the search bar in the top left-hand corner, or use the navigation tools to locate your property and see if it falls within the purple Mapped Eligible Koala Habitat area*);
  • support a continuous patch of koala habitat of at least 20 hectares in size, and
  • be in moderate to good condition

*Note: If your property is not included in the Mapped Eligible Koala Habitat Area and you have a patch of native vegetation that is greater than 20 hectares in size which you believe supports koala habitat, please see the Southern Highlands Koala Habitat landholder guide or contact the BCT for further information.

The Mapped Eligible Koala Habitat Area has been informed by the Wingecaribee Shire Council vegetation map.

Express your interest

You can apply to participate in the Southern Highlands Koala Habitat Tender by sending a completed Expression of Interest (EOI) form to the BCT via info@bct.nsw.gov.au or via post to PO Box A290 Sydney South, NSW, 1232.

The form will be available on the BCT website from 4th November 2019.

Further Information

For more detailed information about the tender, including eligibility requirements, expressing your interest and how the tender process works, see the Southern Highlands Koala Habitat landholder guide.

Resources

 

Closed Conservation Tenders

Visit this page to access closed conservation tender resources.


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