Property Registration

Property registration offers landholders who are contributing to the GER a simple non-binding opportunity to have the values of their land recognised as contributing to the connectivity of the Great Eastern Ranges. GER has three partners who offer property registration:

Land for Wildlife is a nationally recognised scheme of voluntary property registration facilitated in NSW by the Community Environment Network (CEN). It aims to assist landholders to develop the knowledge and skills needed to maintain native habitats and wildlife on their land. Registration is free and nonbinding. CEN is an alliance of community and environment groups between the Hawkesbury and Hunter Rivers who operate this voluntary scheme. The agreements are in good faith and do not alter the legal status of the properties. The program is available to landholders with half a hectare or more of native bush who are willing to manage it in an environmentally sustainable way. Registered properties range from small bush blocks to large grazing and farming operations.

The Wildlife Land Trust was established in Australia by the Humane Society International (HSI) to establish a network of sanctuaries working under the principle of humane stewardship. It protects large and impressive landscapes as well as small, humbler places that provide for rare and common species alike. There are no legal obligations associated with joining the Trust, but landholders who do so join a strong group of conservation-minded landowners in NSW, Victoria and Queensland.

The Office of Environment and Heritage NSW (OEH) assists landholders to establish Wildlife Refuges on their properties for protection of the habitat of wildlife and the wildlife itself. Wildlife Refuges are compatible with other uses of land, such as commercial agriculture and eco tourism operations, providing it is consistent with the preservation of the native wildlife. A Wildlife Refuge agreement is legally binding while in place although there are options for the landholder to change the Wildlife Refuge status when required.Incentive Property Vegetation Plans (PVPs).

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