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Granitevale, via Townsville

Excellent Farming, Grazing & Subdivision Options Townsville

Auction 31st March, The Ville Townsville

ID #11643

Land Size

6878.1 hectares

Property Description

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GRANITEVALE STATION VIA TOWNSVILLE

AUCTION 31st March 2020 The Ville Townsville

6,878.1Ha (16,996ac) Freehold in 7 Titles

A rare freehold grazing opportunity, offered on a going concern basis carrying a quality Brahman and Brangus X based cattle herd on the outskirts of the North Queensland’s largest city. Having a quality herd, fertile soils, pasture, consistent annual rainfall, and excellent infrastructure on multiple titles, plus subdivision, eco-tourism, cultivation and irrigation potential.

Property Highlights:

Located only 30 minutes from the city centre of Townsville, the largest city in northern Australia, home to the country’s second largest live export port and easy access to a multitude other cattle markets. The enviable location of the property carrying a quality herd, together with  abundant water, reliable rainfall, healthy pastures and a variety of quality soil types underpin this cattle operation with great potential for farming. The property currently comprises of Seven (7) freehold titles with other approvals in place should further development be of interest.

Location:

An idyllic homestead located within 30 minutes from the city of Townsville.

Townsville has a population of just over 180,000 and gateway to mining and agricultural regions.  The city’s major industry sectors, including Port Operations, Australia’s second largest live cattle export Port, Defence, Services supply for Mining, Minerals and Agriculture and many more significant sectors provide a variety of employment drivers meaning long-term stability and prosperity.  Townsville is home to James Cook University and Central Queensland University, Australia’s largest regional University ranked in the top 2 percent of the World’s Tertiary Institutions.

Granitevale is a very easy access drive with the nearest schools, shopping centre, medical centres, town conveniences and bus transportation only 15 minutes from the front door.  The property provides an incredibly comfortable place to live with its operational grazing enterprise located in a great location. Granitevale presents a multitude of opportunities.

Country:

A mix of undulating ridges and open forest grazing, opening out onto larger, flat areas giving way to flatter and gently undulating country, which is mainly cleared to the South. Large areas of possible farming or excellent improved grazing country. A mix of soils and fertile deeps loams timbered  with moreton bay ash, poplar and blue gum, cockie apple, bloodwood and iron bark.

Pastures:

Pastures are in excellent condition and mainly consist of black spear, urachloa, wyn cassia, seca stylo, other legumes and native species.  The potential for further improvement is great with areas that would suit further spreading of seca/verano stylos. The more open areas would definitely suit leucaena, rhodes grass and hay. An annual noxious weed control programme in place. Future numerous irrigated crops can be a great option.

Water:

The property well watered by two major creeks; Central and Banana Creeks, and by a number of secondary creeks, all of which run into the nearby Ross River, above the Ross River Dam.  All creeks have permanent holes and natural springs throughout.  Together with wells, bores and dams the plentiful water supply ensures an abundance of wildlife including  a range of birds and mammals.

Climate & Rainfall:

Reliable, average annual rainfall of 1009mm or 39.7 inches has been received since recording commenced at Granitevale  in January 1983.

Production Capacity.

Prior production on  this property has been breeding and hay production plus back in history  grew dry farmed Grain Sorghum. The property at present suits intense backgrounding being so close to the Live Export Market with the use of rotational grazing, pasture spelling, growing forage crops plus Leucaena.  Improved production outcomes with stocking numbers would be achieved upon implementing the above.

Previous owners of this property have had a carrying capacity of approximately 2,000 breeders.

Farming Potential:

Prime future water storage positions are available close by to the cultivation areas.

The production on this land has a large number of options with just a few mentioned being forage production feeding, pasture seeds, leucaena (psyllid resistance varieties) all types of hay, pasture production, grain maize, grain sorghum, winter oats, this list goes on.  More intense crops for example soya beans, pumpkins, chick pea, industrial hemp as other options.

Intensive live export backgrounding is very relevant on this property.  Land of this quality with all the above attributes, close to a Major City & Port are not often on the market.

Granitevale has great future potential for irrigation into Pivots and Lateral irrigators onto excellent fertile soil types.

Cattle Included:

Granitevale is offered inclusive of approximately 1,800 good quality branded Brahman and Brangus cross cattle plus unbranded followers.

Housing Infrastructure:

Homestead – very attractive spacious, lowset four (4) bedroom, WIR, office, modernised bathroom and large country style kitchen with massive pantry plus large entertainment area/patio, second patio area with BBQ adjacent to the inground pool.

Second Cottage – Lowset besser construction three (3) bedrooms, air conditioned in excellent condition with pleasant rural outlook.

Staff Quarters & Workers Accommodation – Air-conditioned with kitchen, lounge, shower/toilet, one (1) bedroom and awning with breezeway.

Workers Accommodation – Four (4) air conditioned rooms with ensuite in excellent condition, kitchen and laundry.

Sheds:

Large three (3) bay shed.  Large four (4) bay shed.  Large Igloo style fully concreted, powered workshop. Large hay shed in airstrip paddock.

Paddocks/Fencing:

Seventeen (17) paddocks, plus holding paddocks and an extensive laneway of approximately 17Klm connecting the two sets of yards for ease of cattle management.

Yards:

Main yards steel construction on railway line posts with covered work area, vet crush, scales, branding race & cradle, water connected, all in good order.  Horse and milking yard at homestead.  Southern yards are steel portable panels, head bail, loading ramp, branding cradle.

Solar Power: NEW

Brand new solar unit 20,000KW supply on two (2) inverters, new batteries, panels and Kubota 16 KVA diesel generator backup unit to all the homestead complex and sheds and quarters.

Plant & Equipment: Various Plant & Equipment Included.

Area & Tenure:

6,878.1Ha (16,996ac) Freehold 7 Titles

  • Lot 28 on SP289340 1,571Ha
  • Lot 1 on SP291847 578.8Ha
  • Lot 2 on SP291847 534.1Ha
  • Lot 3 on SP291847 475.8Ha
  • Lot 4 on EP102 2,978.486Ha
  • Lot 584 on E124164 339.936Ha
  • Lot 42 on SP296556 400Ha

Disclaimer:The vendors and/or their agents do not give any warranty as to errors or omissions, if any, in these particulars, which they believe to be accurate when compiled. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the accuracy of the particulars.

 

GRANITEVALE STATION VIA TOWNSVILLE

AUCTION 31st March 2020 The Ville Townsville

6,878.1Ha (16,996ac) Freehold in 7 Titles

A rare freehold grazing opportunity, offered on a going concern basis carrying a quality Brahman and Brangus X based cattle herd on the outskirts of the North Queensland’s largest city. Having a quality herd, fertile soils, pasture, consistent annual rainfall, and excellent infrastructure on multiple titles, plus subdivision, eco-tourism, cultivation and irrigation potential.

Property Highlights:

Located only 30 minutes from the city centre of Townsville, the largest city in northern Australia, home to the country’s second largest live export port and easy access to a multitude other cattle markets. The enviable location of the property carrying a quality herd, together with  abundant water, reliable rainfall, healthy pastures and a variety of quality soil types underpin this cattle operation with great potential for farming. The property currently comprises of Seven (7) freehold titles with other approvals in place should further development be of interest.

Location:

An idyllic homestead located within 30 minutes from the city of Townsville.

Townsville has a population of just over 180,000 and gateway to mining and agricultural regions.  The city’s major industry sectors, including Port Operations, Australia’s second largest live cattle export Port, Defence, Services supply for Mining, Minerals and Agriculture and many more significant sectors provide a variety of employment drivers meaning long-term stability and prosperity.  Townsville is home to James Cook University and Central Queensland University, Australia’s largest regional University ranked in the top 2 percent of the World’s Tertiary Institutions.

Granitevale is a very easy access drive with the nearest schools, shopping centre, medical centres, town conveniences and bus transportation only 15 minutes from the front door.  The property provides an incredibly comfortable place to live with its operational grazing enterprise located in a great location. Granitevale presents a multitude of opportunities.

Country:

A mix of undulating ridges and open forest grazing, opening out onto larger, flat areas giving way to flatter and gently undulating country, which is mainly cleared to the South. Large areas of possible farming or excellent improved grazing country. A mix of soils and fertile deeps loams timbered  with moreton bay ash, poplar and blue gum, cockie apple, bloodwood and iron bark.

Pastures:

Pastures are in excellent condition and mainly consist of black spear, urachloa, wyn cassia, seca stylo, other legumes and native species.  The potential for further improvement is great with areas that would suit further spreading of seca/verano stylos. The more open areas would definitely suit leucaena, rhodes grass and hay. An annual noxious weed control programme in place. Future numerous irrigated crops can be a great option.

Water:

The property well watered by two major creeks; Central and Banana Creeks, and by a number of secondary creeks, all of which run into the nearby Ross River, above the Ross River Dam.  All creeks have permanent holes and natural springs throughout.  Together with wells, bores and dams the plentiful water supply ensures an abundance of wildlife including  a range of birds and mammals.

Climate & Rainfall:

Reliable, average annual rainfall of 1009mm or 39.7 inches has been received since recording commenced at Granitevale  in January 1983.

Production Capacity.

Prior production on  this property has been breeding and hay production plus back in history  grew dry farmed Grain Sorghum. The property at present suits intense backgrounding being so close to the Live Export Market with the use of rotational grazing, pasture spelling, growing forage crops plus Leucaena.  Improved production outcomes with stocking numbers would be achieved upon implementing the above.

Previous owners of this property have had a carrying capacity of approximately 2,000 breeders.

Farming Potential:

Prime future water storage positions are available close by to the cultivation areas.

The production on this land has a large number of options with just a few mentioned being forage production feeding, pasture seeds, leucaena (psyllid resistance varieties) all types of hay, pasture production, grain maize, grain sorghum, winter oats, this list goes on.  More intense crops for example soya beans, pumpkins, chick pea, industrial hemp as other options.

Intensive live export backgrounding is very relevant on this property.  Land of this quality with all the above attributes, close to a Major City & Port are not often on the market.

Granitevale has great future potential for irrigation into Pivots and Lateral irrigators onto excellent fertile soil types.

Cattle Included:

Granitevale is offered inclusive of approximately 1,800 good quality branded Brahman and Brangus cross cattle plus unbranded followers.

Housing Infrastructure:

Homestead – very attractive spacious, lowset four (4) bedroom, WIR, office, modernised bathroom and large country style kitchen with massive pantry plus large entertainment area/patio, second patio area with BBQ adjacent to the inground pool.

Second Cottage – Lowset besser construction three (3) bedrooms, air conditioned in excellent condition with pleasant rural outlook.

Staff Quarters & Workers Accommodation – Air-conditioned with kitchen, lounge, shower/toilet, one (1) bedroom and awning with breezeway.

Workers Accommodation – Four (4) air conditioned rooms with ensuite in excellent condition, kitchen and laundry.

Sheds:

Large three (3) bay shed.  Large four (4) bay shed.  Large Igloo style fully concreted, powered workshop. Large hay shed in airstrip paddock.

Paddocks/Fencing:

Seventeen (17) paddocks, plus holding paddocks and an extensive laneway of approximately 17Klm connecting the two sets of yards for ease of cattle management.

Yards:

Main yards steel construction on railway line posts with covered work area, vet crush, scales, branding race & cradle, water connected, all in good order.  Horse and milking yard at homestead.  Southern yards are steel portable panels, head bail, loading ramp, branding cradle.

Solar Power: NEW

Brand new solar unit 20,000KW supply on two (2) inverters, new batteries, panels and Kubota 16 KVA diesel generator backup unit to all the homestead complex and sheds and quarters.

Plant & Equipment: Various Plant & Equipment Included.

Area & Tenure:

6,878.1Ha (16,996ac) Freehold 7 Titles

  • Lot 28 on SP289340 1,571Ha
  • Lot 1 on SP291847 578.8Ha
  • Lot 2 on SP291847 534.1Ha
  • Lot 3 on SP291847 475.8Ha
  • Lot 4 on EP102 2,978.486Ha
  • Lot 584 on E124164 339.936Ha
  • Lot 42 on SP296556 400Ha

Disclaimer:The vendors and/or their agents do not give any warranty as to errors or omissions, if any, in these particulars, which they believe to be accurate when compiled. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the accuracy of the particulars.

 

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