Break crop must be included at least one year in four on cropping paddocks. Break crop could include Canola, Lupins, Field Peas, chickpeas, Faba Beans or a pasture.
Grazing areas must be conservatively stocked to prevent wind erosion and have a maximum stocking density of 12DSE/winter grazed ha.
Minimum of 10kgs/ha of Phosphorous annually across arable areas.
Apply 2 t/ha of limesand (neutralising value of 90%) across all arable areas within the 4 year lease period.
Pastures on arable land must be spray topped with a minimum of Gramoxone @ 0.8 l/ha on an annual basis.
Spraying for summer weeds will be the responsibility of the Lessee.
Shearing shed and sheep yards are included for use by the tenant under licence by The National Trust (WA).
Silos designated can be used by the tenant under licence.
Chemical shed and associated water can be used by the tenant under licence.
Shared access using main entry road.
Machinery shed between stables and homestead can be used under licence.
A licence fee of $2,500 plus GST is required for the use of the improvements annually.
Capital improvements and expenditure on the property (eg fencing/water) can be suggested by the tenants but approval will be at the absolute discretion of the National Trust of Australia (WA).
- Bush reserve
- Rubbish tip
- Oat paddock in front of museum Heritage precinct – unless specified
See attached aerial map of excluded areas.
Must be maintained in working order.
Must be maintained in working order to all existing water points. Scheme water charges for the spray tank and for stock water will be measured and invoiced to the tenant.
Any Shire Rates or other government expenses will be paid by lessor – National Trust of Australia (WA).
Negotiable subject to property use and potential consumption of electricity.
To be maintained by lessee in accordance with local government regulations. A fire break of 2.2m between paddocks and the adjacent heritage precinct area must be maintained by the lessee and in addition the lessee must maintain a fire break of 4m around hay sheds and the main water pump adjacent to the bush reserve.
Preference is for windrow burning only on paddocks. Having due consideration of smoke drift over heritage precinct will be well regarded.
Any farm operations that may impact on the heritage precinct such as seeding, spraying, harvest, shearing are to be conducted to have a minimal effect on other users of the area.
Any rubbish such as chemical drums generated by lessee in the course of running the farm operations are to be removed by lessee.
Any damage to improvements to be paid by lessee. No improvements to be altered by lessee without prior written consent of the lessor.
An annual budget of 10% of the lease value excluding GST can be suggested for capital improvements to the property, but any such expenditure is at the absolute discretion of the National Trust of Australia.
The lessor or its agent will inspect the property in September each year to ensure terms of the lease have been complied with. Any information specific to the terms of the lease will need to be provided to the lessor annually including fertiliser use, chemical use, rotation, crop yield, stocking rates and rainfall data.
Upon expiry or termination of the lease, the lessee must leave the Property in good and substantial repair and condition. The lessee must remove all of its fixtures and fittings and repair and damage caused by that removal.