Bushbank Revolving Fund
Imagine a future where ecosystems are protected and species decline has been halted...
Nature Foundation’s Bushbank SA program purchases and protects blocks of high biodiversity value, by on-selling that land to people who value and care for nature.
Bushbank currently has a number of blocks for sale (see below) and is open to offers to purchase land.
All Bushbank SA properties are assessed by Nature Foundation for a nature conservation covenant (a Heritage Agreement under the Native Vegetation Act) and against Nature Foundation’s land acquisition criteria.
Once a property is purchased, Bushbank SA will prepare a property management plan, and assist the new owners with this stewardship.
Bushbank SA was established in 2003 with equal funding from the SA and Commonwealth governments, with all proceeds going back into a fund to support future land purchases and protect our natural environment.
Bushbank SA's Role
Bushbank SA works to:
- Make a long-lasting contribution to the conservation of significant wildlife and habitat especially for nationally endangered or threatened ecological communities or species
- Provide a benefit to the community through the preservation of South Australia’s beautiful natural landscapes
- Assist new owners to make an important contribution to protecting our biodiversity
- Return all proceeds from sales to the fund to support further purchases and to protect our natural environment.
Threatened species and ecosystems already protected through the Bushbank SA program include:
- Southern brown bandicoot
- Diamond firetail
- Peppermint box woodland
“I love spending time camping out there, exploring the block and having my 'nature breaks'. Buying one of the Blanchetown blocks has been one of the best decisions I have ever made.”
- Coral Johnston
Current properties for sale
Blanchetown Bushland Estate
One allotment available. This 10,000 ha conservation estate comprises 11 community title allotments of between 900 and 964 ha each.
Located 6 km west of Blanchetown, adjacent to the Brookfield Conservation Park, this beautiful patch of Mallee Woodland also has some open sugarwood areas and is bustling with wombats, echidnas and birds.
Access throughout the estate is by un-formed tracks in good condition. To reduce the impact on the movement of native animals, particularly kangaroos and wombats, fences within the estate are not permitted. Water is available to all properties through the community title but there is no power connection. Each property has a one-hectare parcel set aside to build your getaway home or weekender (subject to Local Government development approval).
Nature Solutions Development Manager
Phone: +61 (08) 8340 2880
Mobile: +61 (0) 402 112 333