Fixed Price Offers

What are fixed price offers?

The BCT offers a fixed price per hectare per year for the conservation of biodiversity in certain priority investment areas. These areas contain threatened ecological communities, habitat for threatened species and/or important wetlands. They are also under-represented in the network of public and private protected areas.

Landholders in fixed price offer areas can express interest in a site visit at any time. The BCT will periodically prioritise eligible expressions of interest (EOIs) according to the BCT’s available investment budget. This will be advertised on the BCT website (generally twice each year in March and August).

The next batch of EOIs will be prioritised for site assessment on 1 March 2021.

Successful landholders can work with the BCT to agree the conservation area and management actions as part of a proposed fixed price conservation agreement. Fixed price offer agreements are registered on the land title and are in-perpetuity.

All landholders with BCT agreements receive ongoing technical support. 

BCT's fixed price offers explained on video

How do I know if I’m eligible?

To be eligible for a fixed price offer, the part of your land that you wish to have considered for conservation needs to be in the BCT’s fixed price offer area. It must be comprised of native vegetation that is in moderate to good condition. You do not need to know the condition of your vegetation; this can be determined by BCT field staff during a site assessment.

If your land is in an eligible area in Central or Eastern NSW, your proposed conservation area needs to comprise:

  • a minimum 50 hectares of native vegetation that supports threatened species habitat*, or
  • be a minimum of 20ha of threatened ecological community*, or
  • contain an important wetland* (no minimum size however must meet additional criteria).

If your land is in an eligible area in the Western Lands Division of NSW, your proposed conservation area needs to comprise:

  • a minimum 500 hectares of native vegetation that supports threatened species habitat*, or
  • be a minimum of 20ha of threatened ecological community*, or
  • contain an important wetland* (no minimum size however must meet additional criteria).

* You do not need to know if you manage ‘threatened species habitat’, ‘threatened ecological communities’ or ‘important wetlands’ to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for a site assessment; the BCT will determine if you have these plants and animals during the site assessment.

What is the application process?

EOIs for a fixed price offer can be submitted at any time. 

Expressing an interest does not create a binding obligation to participate in the fixed price offer.

Landholders in an eligible area can apply to participate by sending a completed Expression of Interest (EOI) for a site assessment to the BCT at any time. 

If a landholder is eligible and their land is assessed as suitable for a site assessment, BCT staff will be in contact to arrange a site visit. 

Following the site assessment, landholders are provided with a draft conservation management plan based on the discussions during the site assessment and invited to apply for a fixed price offer.

Landholders that own sites with the best value for money will be offered the opportunity to enter an in-perpetuity conservation agreement.

Landholders that enter an agreement will receive annual conservation management payments in-perpetuity once the agreement is registered on the land title.

Express your interest in a fixed price offer

To express your interest in a fixed price offer, please complete and return the expression of interest form (please download the form to be able to save your edits).

The BCT will next assess EOIs received for its fixed price offers on 1 March 2021.

Fixed price offer resources