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A residence and wildlife-friendly sanctuary


Shelley Waterland and Stephen Brend are the owners of Babile, a property located approximately 50km southeast of Melbourne. The property is a residence and wildlife-friendly sanctuary, and it is Shelley and Stephen's intent to rehabilitate Babile from its degraded ex-farmland state in an effort to attract and better support the needs of native wildlife species.

The property covers 7 hectares of ex-farmland, the majority of which is comprised of pasture and bracken. Stands of melaleucas are situated adjacent to a lake that provides a year-round source of water for wildlife, while eucalypts grow along the creek line.

Wildlife species known to inhabit Bubile are yet to be documented due to Shelley and Stephen's recent occupation, however koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) and bare-nosed wombats (Vombatus ursinus) are known to be active in the area. A wide range of bird, amphibian and reptile species have additionally been sighted, particularly around the lake.

Property Name Babile
Property Size 7 hectares
Property Features
Owners Shelley Waterland and Stephen Brend
Member Since 2015