Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / QLD / Lockhart

Patricia Kelly is the director of Organised for Life Pty Ltd, owner of Lockhart, a property located in Tarome, approximately 55km South-West of Ipswich. The property was purchased with the intent of being dedicated habitat for native wildlife as well as to run small herd of cattle. Patricia aims to continue with native habitat rejuvenation on Lockhart, which is recognised as a Land for Wildlife property through an agreement with the Queensland Environment Protection Agency.

The sanctuary covers approximately 40 hectares of predominantly callistemon, casuarina, melaleuca,  brush box (Lophostemon confertus), ironbark (Eucalyptus paniculata) and blue gum (Eucalyptus globulusvegetation types, and is close to the World Heritage listed Main Range National Park. Lockhart forms a creek-line along the upper reaches of Warrill Creek, which is picturesque with pools and riffles. The brush box gully which runs across the property is spring fed, while eucalypt forests on the drier ridges form a link across the property.

Wildlife species known to be found on the property include but are not limited to wedge-tailed eagles (Aquila audax), crimson (Platycercus elegans) and pale-headed (Platycercus adscitus) rosellas, sulphur-crested cockatoos (Cacatua galerita), king parrots (Alisterus scapularis), nankeen kestrels (Falco cenchroides), variegated fairy wrens (Malurus lamberti) and many other bird species.