Conservation Covenants

Conservation Covenants are a voluntary method to maintain and protect landscape values, biodiversity, and sustainable land management on Banks Peninsula. They are a legal agreement that protects a piece of land for a fixed term or in perpetuity.

The Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust can assist landowners in voluntary covenanting by applying on their behalf to funding agencies to secure finances for fencing, surveying, and other costs.

The Trust has been covenanting land on Banks Peninsula since 2001. We have an excellent working relationship with landowners who wish to protect biodiversity and leave a legacy for future generations. To date the Trust has 54 registered covenants with a further 10 in progress. 

A Covenant enables a landowner to protect special areas on their property into the future. Fencing these natural areas allows for approriate management of grazing animals and for the covenant to naturally regenerate.

For more information regarding covenants and the covenanting process, download the following documents or contact our Covenants Officer Marie Neal 

Covenanting Process      

BPCT covenants map

Buying land with a covenant  




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