Be a Member
Do you value and respect the environment and love the idea of living in your own “national park”?
Round the Bend Conservation Co-operative may be the place for you!
We’re looking for people who:
Will actively care for the bush through strategic planning and practical ground work
Want to live in a natural setting where 128h is your garden and you share it with the wildlife
Are prepared to actively participate in running the Co-operative.
If you think this sounds like you, and you like what you read on our website, feel free to contact us for a chat.
Call Richard on 0414 364 784
The first step towards membership of the Co-op is to become a Friend of the Co-op. This allows you to get to know us and to get involved in our activities.
If you then decide you want to seriously pursue Membership (i.e. purchase a share), you can apply to become an Associate Member.
As a prospective Associate you will be provided a copy of the Rules and Lease and will meet with Directors to discuss the Membership process before embarking on the journey and paying the application fee (currently $400).
Associate Members receive an outline of the membership process, a list of contacts and detailed information about the Co-op’s structure, management, and financial options for buying a share. (Note: because of the structure of the Co-op, bank finance is generally not available.)
The membership process is a structured process designed to ensure that prospective members are fully informed about the Co-operative and what it means to be a member. This includes:
A series of meetings with Directors,
Participation in Co-op activities including work parties and committees
Attendance at Co-op meetings
Meeting with other Co-op members
At an appropriate time (and on the advice of Directors) the Associate may make a formal application to become a Member. Directors and Members consider the application at a meeting with the Associate in attendance. Directors vote on the application.
Once approved by Directors as an accredited purchaser Membership is achieved upon the purchase of a share. The status of accredited purchaser has a limited duration of 12 months.
See the FAQs page for more information.