2062.676 hectares (5097 Acres South Burnett quality Irrigation & Grazing – held by the same family for 30 years .
20 minutes to Murgon, 75 minutes to Gympie and 2 hours to the Sunshine Coast airport. School buses pass the property servicing both Primary and High Schools.
Water – It is the huge 80 hectare walled dam that sets this property apart from all others in this region. Filled from a large catchment area, the licensed weir diverts water into the lake which then holds 500-600 Megalitres for irrigation. Windera Creek has always had water in drought conditions, there are 2 spring fed dams in the back titles, and another on the northern boundary creek bed. Average annual rainfall in the Burnett area is 600-800mm and this property has ranged from 600-1150mm in the last 10 years.
Cultivation – The 370 hectares of cultivation land consists of 120 hectares of prime irrigated creek flats, serviced by underground mains and spray set-ups, while the remaining 250 hectares is currently under natural pastures , “180 more hectares of prime black soil country earmarked for clearing and contouring over next 2ys.This would bring total on this property to 550+ hectares, with all of it irrigable with further infrastructure investment .
Grazing – The extensive grass country runs 550 breeders in all seasons and is set up into 5 larger grazing paddocks with smaller mustering and holding pens centred round the large set of yards. It is mostly blue gum and apple tree flats going back to undulating narrow-leaf ironbark hills with quality timber that can be cut every 10 years.
Buildings –2 large hay sheds, 2 machinery sheds, a workshop, a saddle shed and 2 houses with covered garages. The homestead has 5 bedrooms, 2 decks with wonderful views over the wildlife on the lake, and a championship size tennis court. The ‘workers cottage’ has 4 bedrooms and is a good size house in itself.Current Infrastructure Opportunity – there is an opportunity to expand on further irrigation and infrastructure investment for increased hay and crop returns.
Milk Producing Opportunity –this property would be highly suited to provide for a minimum of 1,000 cow dairy. The water, irrigated cultivation and infrastructure well suits a change into the dairy industry.
Further Potential – A 499 SCU feedlot has been ‘previously’ approved for construction.This property also has great potential for development into other primary industries such as aquaculture, viticulture, horticulture and the like, It is well situated in a district that has many wineries and other destinations, such as the Boondoomba and Bjelke-Petersen Dams.