Another major property purchase!
Peniup at purchase. Photo Amanda Keesing.
A magnificent and strategically placed 2400 ha has just been jointly secured by Bush Heritage Australia and Greening Australia WA, with legalities finalised this week. And just in the nick of time as well. This 2400ha property has 910 hectares of high conservation native bushland along with 340 hectares of cleared land that will now be left to regenerate naturally, and we think it will, though another few years could have seen the seed store in the soil sadly depleted. Although an incredibly challenging task, the rest of the property, some 1150 hectares of cleared farmland, is scheduled for restoration, with work already underway. Along with its extensive granite based heaths, mature mallee and pockets of moort, the property has two major waterways, Hegarty and Peniup Creeks flowing through it, with some major pools.