31ha of forest and woodland between Dromedary and Bridgewater in the lower Derwent Valley (a 20min drive north of the Hobart CBD). The property offers spectacular views of the Derwent River, Mt Dromedary and surrounding forested ridges. It also offers several great house sites and could accommodate a range of recreational and small-scale agricultural or pastoral pursuits. The Risdon Peppermint property adjoins an existing private reserve and has significant conservation values, including:
– an outlying population of Risdon Peppermint, which is listed as both a rare species and a rare vegetation community under Tasmanian legislation;
– a small area of vulnerable Tasmanian blue gum forest; and
– habitat for several threatened fauna species.
To provide permanent protection for the conservation values on the property, the TLC registers a Conservation Covenant against the title of the land prior to sale. Land in two separate parts of the property are excluded from the covenant to allow for use and development by future owners:
an area in the north-east corner with frontage to Cobbs Hill Rd and could support small-scale agricultural or pastoral activities; and an area in the south-east corner which offers an alternative house site (STCA) with greater privacy & could also support small-scale agricultural or pastoral activities.
Legal access to the property is provided via direct frontage to Cobbs Hill Rd. The Reserve contains or is serviced by the following infrastructure:
Shops, schools & community services are available within 2km.
There is a vehicular track running from Cobbs Hill Rd to a cleared house site in the north east corner of the property. There are several other vehicular tracks on the property that provide good access to boundaries and also have potential use as fire-breaks.
Reticulated water runs close to the entrance off Cobbs Hill Rd on the northern boundary & is also available along the southern boundary.
Overhead power lines run along Cobbs Hill Rd at the northern boundary.
The property boundary is fenced on the northern, eastern and southern boundaries. The un-fenced western boundary adjoins an existing private reserve on the neighbouring property.
Internal fencing delineates several small paddocks in the north-eastern and south-eastern corners of the property.
There are 4 dams of varying scales on the property and there are 2 small sheds associated with the paddocks in the south eastern corner.