THE State Government is billing it as "83ha of lush grazing land at Belli Park," but the area's Independent MP Peter Wellington says it may be false advertising.
"One of the criticisms of the previous government was that the departments and ministers didn't seem to be talking to each other. But that seems to be happening with the new government too," Mr Wellington said yesterday.
"I've spoken to the Environment Minister (Andrew Powell) and the land is forested, with council and government tree protection laws.
"You can't just clear the land and get cattle in.
"The deputy Premier (Jeff Seeney) and Mr Powell need to talk to each other.
"The land is excellent koala habitat and, while the government is trying to sell this land for grazing, it is saying through another department that it wants to buy land for koala habitat protection.
"There is only a small parcel of the Belli Creek land that can be cultivated.
"This 83ha block could not be purchased as a viable block to farm."
But Mr Wellington said the property could be a highly desirable conservation block.
"This is a link for wildlife, because it adjoins Belli Creek and links wildlife areas in west Cooroy and Mapleton," he said.
The land also has Aboriginal significance.