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Fractional property investing helps protect an Australian icon

By Juliet Helmke
08 September 2023 | 10 minute read
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A vital part of NSW’s koala habitat is being preserved thanks to an innovative partnership between a conservation organisation and an Australian tech group.

The alliance sees Wyuna Wildlife Retreat make use of Lakeba Group’s asset fractionalisation platform, Bricklet, to provide conservation-conscious Australians with the opportunity to invest in a parcel of land in the heart of NSW’s koala habitat.

The koala corridor in Killabakh, in northern NSW, is a 388-acre property that’s owned by the foundation and maintained as an “oasis” for the national icon.

With an investment of $5,000, koala lovers can now make a fractional investment in this land, ensuring its health and vitality for years to come.

As a bonus, their investment also has the potential to provide attractive returns by sharing in the income from visitor admissions and accommodation at the Wyuna Wildlife Retreat.

Investors can also take advantage of those accommodation options for themselves, with glamping and camping options available for an immersive environmental getaway.

Kabel Vafiopulous, Wyuna Wildlife Retreat’s managing director, said this is a way for the ecologically minded to make a material difference in wildlife protection.

“Our goal is simple: to inspire people to connect with nature and champion koala conservation,” Mr Vafiopulous said.

“With Australia’s ecosystems constantly under threat, our partners’ dedication to conservation is giving our threatened koala populations a chance to thrive,” he said.

Giuseppe Porcelli, chief executive and co-founder of Lakeba, said the partnership is a testament to the firm’s commitment to preserving the Australian environment.

“This is yet another example of how Bricklet is transforming the market as we know it, and underpins our commitment to protecting and preserving Australia’s iconic natural environment and native species,” Mr Porcelli said.

“We know Australians are passionate about our environment and our unique native animals, and we see this as just the beginning.

“With this unique investment opportunity, Australians are able to take matters on conservation into their own hands, protecting the habitats of our wildlife for decades to come.”

The organisations noted that recent natural disasters have had a devastating impact on koala populations across the country, with fears they could be extinct by 2050 unless urgent action is taken.


Juliet Helmke

Based in Sydney, Juliet Helmke has a broad range of reporting and editorial experience across the areas of business, technology, entertainment and the arts. She was formerly Senior Editor at The New York Observer.

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