Austinvilla Estate has proudly become a member of the Land for Wildlife program, marking a significant step towards ecological restoration and conservation. This exciting partnership underscores our commitment to preserving and enhancing native habitats, ensuring a sustainable future for the flora and fauna that call our estate home.

About Land for Wildlife

Land for Wildlife is a free, membership-based program designed for landholders passionate about restoring and protecting native habitats on their properties. To join, members must have at least one hectare of bushland or land they wish to restore to its natural state. The program provides invaluable support and resources to help landholders achieve their conservation goals.

Benefits of Membership

As a member of Land for Wildlife, Austinvilla Estate gains access to a wealth of resources and expert guidance aimed at fostering effective habitat restoration. Some of the key benefits include:

Expert Guidance: Our membership grants us access to Conservation Partnerships Officers who offer expert knowledge in plant and animal identification, advice on weed control, and habitat restoration. These officers can also conduct property visits, providing hands-on support and tailored advice.

Property-Specific Management Plan: One of the standout benefits is the development of a property-specific management plan. This comprehensive plan includes relevant property maps, identifies our property’s habitat values and threats (such as invasive weeds), and offers detailed guidance on how to manage these threats and restore native bushland.

Valuable Resources: Land for Wildlife members are invited to free workshops covering topics like bushland restoration, native plant identification, and nest box building. Additionally, members receive a toolkit and herbicides to kickstart their restoration projects, along with free native plants for suitable bushland restoration efforts.

Educational Materials: Members have access to a range of educational publications, including Flora and Fauna Field Guides, the quarterly Land for Wildlife newsletter, and the Gold Coast Landholders Guide. These resources are instrumental in enhancing our knowledge and skills in ecological restoration.

Community Network: Being part of Land for Wildlife connects us with a network of over 430 fellow members. This community provides a platform to share experiences, learn from others, and collaborate on conservation initiatives.

Our Commitment to Conservation

At Austinvilla Estate, we are dedicated to making a positive impact on our environment. By joining Land for Wildlife, we are taking proactive steps to restore and protect the native bushland on our property. Our efforts will not only enhance the natural beauty of our estate but also contribute to the broader ecological health of our region.

We are excited about the journey ahead and look forward to sharing our progress and learnings with our community. Together, we can make a difference, one hectare at a time.

Stay tuned for updates on our restoration projects and upcoming workshops. Let’s work together to create a thriving habitat for our native wildlife!