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Maryvale Station, Charters Towers

Breeding, Fattening, Location & Scale Charters Towers

SOLD

ID #3845

Land Size

67200 hectares

Property Description

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Henry Slaney

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PROPERTY OVERVIEW Continuous family ownership for 154 years speaks volumes for the significance of this opportunity. The highlights of Maryvale Station are many and start with the enviable closeness and easy access to the eastern seaboard and its services, followed by the natural attributes of Maryvale itself. An abundance of spring water, reliable rainfall, excellent soils, and healthy pastures are the foundation of this cattle business. AREA & TENURE:Rolling Term Lease of approx 67,200ha (165,984acres) Title reference 17665051 Lot 551 on CP 843339, Parish or Glenmiddle, Kangerong, Lyall, Meath & Yaramulla Term 30years commencing 1.7.1983, expiring 30.6.2013, extended to 30/6/2063 Local Authority Charters Towers Regional Council LOCATION & SERVICES: The historic Maryvale is located 147km NW Charters Towers along the Gregory Development Highway. The shortest access to Townsville is 226kms. Charters Towers is a country city which supports a large saleyard complex, vet services, produce outlets, rural agent, several schools, hospital, retirement village and a host of shopping alternatives. As one of Australia’s largest and fastest growing regional cities with a population of 200,000 and a comprehensive array of large & diverse industry, Townsville’s North Queensland seaside location is a major positive for business, employment and lifestyle needs. For cattleman, the weekly liveweight selling centre in Charters Towers, and the Townsville based live export port and meatworks are all major attractions for this location. Maryvale is equipped with Rural Power, Satellite Internet and Television and Telstra landline telephone. Isolate spots have intermittent mobile phone services. The Homestead complex has a 12 KVA generator for backup power supply. Maryvale is serviced by a gazetted and council maintained gravel road with twice weekly mail service from Charters Towers, and has both a private 800m Airstrip located at the Homestead and a 1500m Airstrip for larger aircraft such as RFDS. AIRSTRIP:Homestead airstrip – located adjacent the Homestead complex, 800m lengthOpera Yards –Airstrip is located approx 1km ENE of yards, RFDS length WATER: Shallow underground water and the springfed creek systems of Maryvale, Tara, Murray and Boggy creeks form the platform for the watering systems at Maryvale. These natural waters are supported by a number of equipped dams, bores, and wells and more recently, in 2015, the water distribution was extended, via 50mm and 63mm polypipe, to numerous tanks and cement troughs thereby extending cattle grazing zones. Double frontage to the Clarke River for approx 20km provides seasonal and permanent waterholes. RAINFALL:The annual average rainfall for Maryvale from official records, including BOM, collected since 1890 to 2012, is 643.8mm. COUNTRY: Maryvale predominately comprises a well-balanced mix of fertile red, chocolate and black basalt soils, along with some granite. The country ranges from tablelands, plains, ridges, and hills with some ranges on the northern side of the Clarke River. The larger section of quality grazing country to the south of the Clarke River makes Maryvale a superior property in its greater region. This area comprises approx. 51,200 hectares of open forest red basalt tablelands with some gravelly granite ridges and tableland hills predominately timbered with ironbark, bloodwood, and various gum. A number of rock-free large black soil plains and alluvial creek flats are interspersed across this landscape. The healthy native pastures that grow on the fertile basalt-derived soils to the north-west of Charters Towers where Maryvale is situated are the Blue, Mitchell, Black Spear, and Flinders grasses. Introduced species such as Seca and Verano Stylo’s, Urachloa add considerably to the pasture profile. There is a limited Indian Couch presence which reflects a history of responsible stocking rates. To the north the Clarke River bisects Maryvale in an East-West direction thereby dividing off an area of approx 16,000 hectares into one large paddock known as The Pocket. At the centre of The Pocket Paddock are two large pockets, or Ironbark flats, which rise to surrounding ridges, hills and range country timbered by Ironbark with sections of lancewood and wattle. CATTLE:The property is being sold bare of livestock. For the past ten years Maryvale has had a control mated Brahman cross breeder herd with Brahman bulls. On occasion Charbray, Droughtmaster, Brangus and Simbrah bulls have been used in the mix. Estimated carrying capacity is approximately 11,000 Adult Equivalents CATTLE YARDS & FENCING: The property is serviced by two sets of steel yards (Tara Yard & Opera Yard) each capable of handling 2,000hd of cattle. Tara Yard is located adjacent Tara Creek, in the centre-north of the property, whilst Opera Yards are located in the centre-south. Both yards are watered, have a sprinkler system, branding cradle, race and crush and loading ramp. The property is subdivided into 25 paddocks which vary from large, medium to holding sized areas, along with their respective squares and some laneways. Fencing is generally 3-barb in good condition as much has been upgraded in recent years. INFRASTRUCTURE: Main House:The two separate upper levels of this large, air-conditioned house have a combination of bedrooms, bathrooms and separate toilets. One side has the master with an en suite, WIR area, small laundry and a second bedroom. The other section has 3 bedrooms, bathroom and separate toilet. The lower level consists of a large open plan living area with a bedroom and connecting bathroom, separate toilet, laundry, office with storage, and box room all central to the living areas of the house. All flooring on both levels is Cypress pine and at ground level a cement verandah surrounds the entire perimeter of the house. A 36000gal Rhino tank and a 10000gal Poly tank have been installed adjacent the shed and quarters complex so as to capture rain water for the houses and domestic use. Staff Complex: The complex was designed to comfortably accommodate both station staff and visitors separately. A skillion roof covers the entire 4 donga complex and is comprised of 7 single A/C bedrooms, 1 double A/C bedroom, bathroom, toilet, laundry, storage or office room, lounge area, and small kitchen. One donga contains a full sized kitchen with direct access to a cold-room and a separate dining area adjoining the large A/C common room, and patio area. Carport/Storage Sheds: This shed accommodates a workshop, motorbike storage, vehicle storage and a lockable chemical storage area in one section. Machinery Shed: A large steel frame construction with metal cladding to three sides with a large opening in the back wall. Gravel flooring. Old complex: Adjacent the new homestead complex is what remains of the old original Homestead complex. Most of these building are now unusable, however some accommodation has use. There is a large lick storage shed in use. MINING LEASE:There are two adjacent ‘Exploration Permit for Minerals’ (EMP) No’s 18020 & 18048 located on the section of the property north of the Clarke River. AUCTION: 11th May Townsville

PROPERTY OVERVIEW

Continuous family ownership for 154 years speaks volumes for the significance of this opportunity.

The highlights of Maryvale Station are many and start with the enviable closeness and easy access to the eastern seaboard and its services, followed by the natural attributes of Maryvale itself.  An abundance of spring water, reliable rainfall, excellent soils, and healthy pastures are the foundation of this cattle business.

AREA & TENURE:

Rolling Term Lease of approx 67,200ha (165,984acres)

  • Title reference 17665051
  • Lot 551 on CP 843339, Parish or Glenmiddle, Kangerong, Lyall, Meath & Yaramulla
  • Term  30years commencing 1.7.1983, expiring 30.6.2013, extended to 30/6/2063

RATES & RENT:

Local Authority  Charters Towers Regional Council

LOCATION & SERVICES:                                                                                                                                          

The historic Maryvale is located 147km NW Charters Towers along the Gregory Development Highway. The shortest access to Townsville is 226kms.

Charters Towers is a country city which supports a large saleyard complex, vet services, produce outlets, rural agent, several schools, hospital, retirement village and a host of shopping alternatives.  As one of Australia’s largest and fastest growing regional cities with a population of 200,000 and a comprehensive array of large & diverse industry, Townsville’s North Queensland seaside location is a major positive for business, employment and lifestyle needs. For cattleman, the weekly liveweight selling centre in Charters Towers, and the Townsville based live export port and meatworks are all major attractions for this location.

Maryvale is equipped with Rural Power, Satellite Internet and Television and Telstra landline telephone. Isolate spots have intermittent mobile phone services.  The Homestead complex has a 12 KVA generator for backup power supply. Maryvale is serviced by a gazetted and council maintained gravel road with twice weekly mail service from Charters Towers, and has both a private 800m Airstrip located at the Homestead and a 1500m Airstrip for larger aircraft such as RFDS.

AIRSTRIP:

Homestead airstrip – located adjacent the Homestead complex, 800m length

Opera Yards –Airstrip is located approx 1km ENE of yards, RFDS length

WATER:                                                                

Shallow underground water and the springfed creek systems of Maryvale, Tara, Murray and Boggy creeks form the platform for the watering systems at Maryvale. These natural waters are supported by a number of equipped dams, bores, and wells and more recently, in 2015, the water distribution was extended, via 50mm and 63mm polypipe, to numerous tanks and cement troughs thereby extending cattle grazing zones. Double frontage to the Clarke River for approx 20km provides seasonal and permanent waterholes.

RAINFALL:

The annual average rainfall for Maryvale from official records, including BOM, collected since 1890 to 2012, is 643.8mm.

COUNTRY:    

Maryvale predominately comprises a well-balanced mix of fertile red, chocolate and black basalt soils, along with some granite. The country ranges from tablelands, plains, ridges, and hills with some ranges on the northern side of the Clarke River.

The larger section of quality grazing country to the south of the Clarke River makes Maryvale a superior property in its greater region. This area comprises approx. 51,200 hectares of open forest red basalt tablelands with some gravelly granite ridges and tableland hills predominately timbered with ironbark, bloodwood, and various gum. A number of rock-free large black soil plains and alluvial creek flats are interspersed across this landscape.  The healthy native pastures that grow on the fertile basalt-derived soils to the north-west of Charters Towers where Maryvale is situated are the Blue, Mitchell, Black Spear, and Flinders grasses. Introduced species such as Seca and Verano Stylo’s, Urachloa add considerably to the pasture profile. There is a limited Indian Couch presence which reflects a history of responsible stocking rates.

To the north the Clarke River bisects Maryvale in an East-West direction thereby dividing off an area of approx 16,000 hectares into one large paddock known as The Pocket.  At the centre of The Pocket Paddock are two large pockets, or Ironbark flats, which rise to surrounding ridges, hills and range country timbered by Ironbark with sections of lancewood and wattle.

CATTLE:

The property is being sold bare of livestock.

For the past ten years Maryvale has had a control mated Brahman cross breeder herd  with Brahman bulls. On occasion Charbray, Droughtmaster, Brangus and Simbrah bulls have been used in the mix.

Estimated carrying capacity is approximately 11,000 Adult Equivalents

CATTLE YARDS & FENCING:                                                                

The property is serviced by two sets of steel yards (Tara Yard & Opera Yard) each capable of handling 2,000hd of cattle. Tara Yard is located adjacent Tara Creek, in the centre-north of the property, whilst Opera Yards are located in the centre-south. Both yards are watered, have a sprinkler system, branding cradle, race and crush and loading ramp.  The property is subdivided into 25 paddocks which vary from large, medium to holding sized areas, along with their respective squares and some laneways.

Fencing is generally 3-barb in good condition as much has been upgraded in recent years.

INFRASTRUCTURE:                                                 

Main House:

The two separate upper levels of this large, air-conditioned house have a combination of bedrooms, bathrooms and separate toilets. One side has the master with an en suite, WIR area, small laundry and a second bedroom. The other section has 3 bedrooms, bathroom and separate toilet. The lower level consists of a large open plan living area with a bedroom and connecting bathroom, separate toilet, laundry, office with storage, and box room all central to the living areas of the house. All flooring on both levels is Cypress pine and at ground level a cement verandah surrounds the entire perimeter of the house.

A 36000gal Rhino tank and a 10000gal Poly tank have been installed adjacent the shed and quarters complex so as to capture rain water for the houses and domestic use.

Staff Complex:

The complex was designed to comfortably accommodate both station staff and visitors separately. A skillion roof covers the entire 4 donga complex and is comprised of 7 single A/C bedrooms, 1 double A/C bedroom, bathroom, toilet, laundry, storage or office room, lounge area, and small kitchen.  One donga contains a full sized kitchen with direct access to a cold-room and a separate dining area adjoining the large A/C common room, and patio area.

Carport/Storage Sheds:

This shed accommodates a workshop, motorbike storage, vehicle storage and a lockable chemical storage area in one section.

Machinery Shed:

A large steel frame construction with metal cladding to three sides with a large opening in the back wall.  Gravel flooring.

Old complex:

Adjacent the new homestead complex is what remains of the old original Homestead complex. Most of these building are now unusable, however some accommodation has use.

There is a large lick storage shed in use.

MINING LEASE:

There are two adjacent ‘Exploration Permit for Minerals’ (EMP) No’s 18020 & 18048 located on the section of the property north of the Clarke River.

DISCLAIMER: The above report on Maryvale Station has been prepared by Slaney & Co  based on information supplied by the property owner and other credible sources. Every endeavour has been made to verify its accuracy. Whilst we trust the information to be correct, we make no warranties or guarantees and prospective purchasers must rely on their own enquiries & research.

 

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