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- 38.44 hectares
A dedicated wildlife sanctuary and wildlife corridor


Lynn Child is the owner of The Roost, a sanctuary situated within an isolated pocket 80 km north of Bundaberg that is surrounded by national parkland.  It provides a valuable corridor between Deepwater Creek National Park and the Deepwater Conservation Park. Deepwater Creek is a special acid freshwater wetland system that is registered with the Australian Heritage Commission.

The Roost contains 38.44 hectares of non-cleared land that is in its original pristine condition, and the property is unique in the area for its number and extent of flora species and communities. It contains a wide spectrum of vegetation including sclerophyll open forests, mixed eucalyptus / Livistona open forest, complex notophyll closed vine forest, low woodland regrowth, Eucalyptus tessellaris open forest, mixed open woodlands and coastal casuarina open forests.

The property provides sanctuary to a variety of fauna and is a significant nesting site for listed marine turtles, including loggerhead (Caretta caretta), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), green (Chelonia mydas) and flatback (Natator depressus) turtles.

Property Name The Roost
Property Size 38.44 hectares
Property Features Land For Wildlife
Owners Lynn Child
Member Since 2007