One of the largest undeveloped escarpments in the Blue Mountains, Radiata Plateau, is up for sale for the pocket money price tag of just $2.8m. Out of your price range? No worries, because thanks to some stellar campaigning from The Blue Mountains Conservation Society, it could remain open for all.
According to the listing on RealEstate, Radiata Plateau has been owned by the same family for the past 45 years, who left it completely undeveloped.
The listing says: “Invincibility Point, as it’s known by its current owners, is one of the largest undeveloped escarpment properties ever offered for sale in the Upper Blue Mountains. Adjoining the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, nature itself is fully and delightfully on display throughout the property, with a wonderland of diverse native flora, fauna and birdlife.”
The 304 hectares (754 acres), is home not just to some incredible climbing but also to rare flora and fauna.
Could Radiata become part of the national park?
The Blue Mountains Conservation Society, with their campaign, ‘Leave Radiata Wild’, wants the state government to buy the plateau for inclusion in the Blue Mountains National Park. And, following a visit from environment minister Matt Kean to the Blue Mountains last month, it looks like it could be a real possibility.
“We are having a very close look at acquiring the site for the purposes of incorporating it into the national park network,” Mr Kean said. “There is a process we have to go through. We’re currently working through the process and how we assess any property to add on to our national parks, and this site is no different.”
Grab a pen and get involved
Want to help? The Blue Mountains Conservation Society wants to inundate the minister with letters which show just how important Radiata Plateau is for the community. Find out how to send yours, here.
Big shout out too, to the guys over at the “Let’s Buy Radiata Plateau” Facebook Page, they’ve been liaising with The Blue Mountains Conservation Society on the best way to keep this wild and untamed part of the Bluies open for all.
Feature photo by Kamil Sustiak Adventure Photography
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