Are you a NSW landholder? Would you like to protect the native biodiversity of your property and receive an annual payment for doing so? If you are in one of our priority areas you can apply to earn a fixed price, per hectare, each year for managing conservation areas on your property.

Submit an expression of interest

We assess expressions of interest at set times each year. If your property has highly sought-after and valued native habitats and species, we will arrange a site assessment and work with you to set a conservation area to protect under an agreement with the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust.

Submit an expression of interest

Eligibility

To submit an expression of interest you must be:

  • an Owner of the land, as defined by the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 (NSW); and,
  • an Australian citizen, registered for tax purposes in Australia and holding an Australian bank account, or an Australian registered company, registered for tax purposes in Australia, registered for GST and holding an Australian bank account; and,
  • a fit and proper person to enter into an in-perpetuity conservation agreement with the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust.

Eligible conservation sites are those:

Central or Eastern NSW

  • within the central or eastern NSW fixed price offer boundaries
  • a minimum 50ha of native vegetation, or,
  • a minimum 20ha of a Threatened Ecological Community*, or,
  • contain an important wetland*

Central or Eastern NSW

Western NSW

  • within the western NSW fixed price offer boundaries
  • a minimum 500ha of native vegetation, or,
  • a minimum 20ha of a Threatened Ecological Community*, or,
  • contain an important wetland*

Western NSW

 

* You do not need to know if you manage Threatened Ecological Community or important wetlands to submit an expression of interest. Our field staff and ecologists will assess your proposed conservation area.

Timeline and process

A landholder can express interest in a fixed price offer at any time, with expressions of interest assessed on an annual basis.

On the 1st March each year the BCT will batch assess all received EOI's.

Eligible landholders will be contacted for an on-property assessment and work with you to set a conservation area to protect under an agreement with the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust.

More information

For more information

Phone: 1300 992 688
Email: [email protected]
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