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Springfield Station, Mt Surprise

Outstanding water, large herd, great location Mt Surprise

POA

ID #3143

Land Size

68500 hectares

Property Description

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Henry Slaney

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Location: Springfield is a very well located and easily accessible property. The property is positioned 30 km NE of Mt Surprise along the Savannah Way, and approximately 400 km NW of Charters Towers, and 330 km SW of Cairns. With mobile phone service on much of property, rural power, STD phone, twice weekly mail service, Satellite TV and only 30 km from Mt Surprise Township Springfield is a convenient and comfortable place to live. Mt Surprise Township has a Primary School, Police Station, Hotel, Motel and Caravan Park accommodation, Grocery store and Post Office and various businesses catering for the healthy tourism trade. Major regional centres of Atherton, Mareeba and Cairns are all within 350km. Springfield has easy access to the Live Export destinations of Mourilyan Harbour, Townsville and Karumba ports and well as Townsville JBS Meatworks and the Tolga Abattoir. Saleyards include Mareeba and Charters Towers while restocker destinations include the Atherton Tablelands, Tropical north coast, Hughenden Mitchell grass downs and Clermont buffel country. Area, Tenure : 68,500 hectares (about) or 169,263 acres Pastoral Holding, Lot 2 PH 9/246 on Survey Plan 116768 Counties of Lynd and Tate, Parish/s of Ardrossan, Oaks and Thoa Rolling Term lease expiring on 31/12/2034 Licenses & Easements: Water License Notice 710707699 & 710707700 for spring diversion into Saltwater Creek. Rail line easement current through the property for the Cairns to Forsayth tourist train. The train runs on Thursday each week. Country: Springfield has unique mix of soil types and plentiful water. The land types range from timbered red and black basalt soils and large areas of black soil basalt flats to decomposed undulating granite forest country. The north-east and western sides of the property are bordered by substantial granite hills.It is estimated that around 60% of the total area is basalt soil types with the unique feature of swamps and flowing springfed creeks and the associated fertile frontages. Vegetation in the basalt soils includes Ironbark, Bloodwood, Box, Moreton Bay, Cabbage Gum, Black Tea Tree and dominant pasture grasses include Black Spear, Indian Couch and Grader Grass.For the balance 40% of the property the dominant vegetation includes Darwin Stringy Bark, Tea Tree, Box, Ironbark and Ironwood and pasture species include Blue grass, Black spear, White spear, Seca stylo and seasonally Urachloa. Fencing: Springfield is well fenced. With the exception of approximately 14km rough hilly country (natural boundary) the boundary fence is complete. Internally the property is subdivided into 11 main paddocks plus additional holding paddocks with fencing all in good condition. There is extensive use of 3-wire electric fencing using Solar and Mains powered energisers with the balance being the traditional 3-barb construction.As there is just one central set of cattle yards a comprehensive network of lanes are in place to facilitate efficient stock movement throughout. Water: Springfield is unique. The water supply both above ground and below is quite unbelievable! Springfield has two major flowing permanent springfed creeks, Fossilbrook and Saltwater, which run the length of the property. The two permanent springs feeding Fossilbrook and Saltwater Creeks are named Fossilbrook and Craigieburn. Additionally the extensive double frontage to the semi-permanent Lynd River, Mero Creek (also springfed), other creek systems and smaller springs make Springfield droughtproof from a stockwater perspective. Man-made waters in the areas not serviced by the comprehensive creek/spring network include 7 bores equipped with solar pumps, 1 bore with a submersible pump and genset and 4 bores equipped with windmills. There are dams and poly pipe is used to extend waterpoints away from bores. The bore water supply is substantial with the bore depths ranging from 18 to 30m and each delivering in excess of 50000lt/day.All solar water pumping systems been designed and supplied through Bonlec of Townsville. Bonlec keeps records of all bore and solar system designs and offer excellent back up service. Further extension of polyline is planned from Knobs Hut to include Plain Bore, Granites Paddock, Lynd Paddock and Stonewall Paddock. Yards: Large set of cattle yards, 2,000 head capacity, 5-way overhead draft, 6-way pound draft, covered calf/weaner branding cradle, 2 vet crushes, operational cattle dip, liveweight scales, water troughs throughout.The yards are constructed from bore casing railway line posts, cable and portable panels. Scraper tyres have been used for large coolers in conjunction with cable. Stables: Horse stables and covered round yard. Feed/saddle shed. Homestead: Built in 1968 the large modern, low set 4-bedroom brick homestead, with 3 ensuites has expansive verandah and entertaining areas. Attached to the main homestead is Quarters (6 bedroom) with own amenities. A carport and meat house are attached. Block House: Three-bedroom set in the main homestead complex. Manager's House: Three-bedroom set in the main homestead complex. Slab Hut: Has been left intact for its historical value.. Workshop: Three-bay, open with partly concreted floor. Shed: 36m x 24m (high clearance (5m)) workshop/storage shed - part concrete, part open, part enclosed and lockable include a machinery inspection pit. Aircraft Hanger: 12m x 30m Steel framed, part enclosed -near the 1200m airstrip. Molasses storage: 2500 tonne in-ground bladder. Rainfall: Springfield is in a reliable annual average rainfall of approx 750mm (30inches). Cattle Numbers: There are approximately 7650 branded cattle including 4810 Red & Grey Brahman Breeders. The herd is good quality and extremely quiet and is a credit to the property management. Plant: TBA Tourism potential: Springfield, in particular offers a tourism opportunity. The property itself has the Savannahlander tourist train service http://www.savannahlander.com.au/ travelling through the Springfield on a weekly ‘Outback Odyssey’ enroute Cairns, Chillagoe, Mt Surprise, Einasleigh and Forsayth where tourists access the Undara Lava Tubes, Cobbold Gorge and other outback experiences. Additionally the road-based tourist traffic within the Nth Qld region exceeds 500,000 visitors annually. Features at Springfield include… Fossilbrook Creek, Saltwater Creek, Big & Little falls, Camping & Caravan sites, Jacuzzi pond, Property historic aspects Comments: Springfield is a strong breeding enterprise with further production potential. The property location ensures reliable access to markets. Its proximity to the local township and nearby Atherton Tablelands communities, and facilities, offers amenable lifestyle options and the presence of so many large springfed creeks is without peer in North Queensland.

 Location: Springfield is a very well located and easily accessible property. The property is positioned 30 km NE of Mt Surprise along the Savannah Way, and approximately 400 km NW of Charters Towers, and 330 km SW of Cairns.  With mobile phone service on much of property, rural power,  phone, twice weekly mail service, Satellite TV and only 30 km from Mt Surprise Township Springfield is a convenient and comfortable place to live. Mt Surprise Township has a Primary School, Police Station, Hotel, Motel and Caravan Park accommodation, Grocery store and Post Office and various businesses catering for the healthy tourism trade. Major regional centres of Atherton, Mareeba and Cairns are all within 350km.  Springfield has easy access to the Live Export destinations of Mourilyan Harbour, Townsville and Karumba ports and well as Townsville JBS Meatworks and the Tolga Abattoir. Saleyards include Mareeba and Charters Towers while restocker destinations include the Atherton Tablelands, Tropical north coast, Hughenden Mitchell grass downs and Clermont buffel country. 

 Area, Tenure : 68,500 hectares (about) or 169,263 acres Pastoral Holding, Lot 2 PH 9/246 on Survey Plan 116768 Counties of Lynd and Tate, Parish/s of Ardrossan, Oaks and Thoa Rolling Term lease expiring on 31/12/2034

Rainfall: Springfield is in a reliable annual average rainfall of approx 750mm (30inches).

Country: Springfield has unique mix of soil types and plentiful water. The land types range from timbered red and black basalt soils and large areas of black soil basalt flats to decomposed undulating granite forest country. The north-east and western sides of the property are bordered by substantial granite hills.It is estimated that around 60% of the total area is basalt soil types with the unique feature of swamps and flowing springfed creeks and the associated fertile frontages. Vegetation in the basalt soils includes Ironbark, Bloodwood, Box, Moreton Bay, Cabbage Gum, Black Tea Tree and dominant pasture grasses include Black Spear, Indian Couch and Grader Grass.For the balance 40% of the property the dominant vegetation includes Darwin Stringy Bark, Tea Tree, Box, Ironbark and Ironwood and pasture species include Blue grass, Black spear, White spear, Seca stylo and seasonally Urachloa.

Fencing: Springfield is well fenced. With the exception of approximately 14km rough hilly country (natural boundary) the boundary fence is complete. Internally the property is subdivided into 11 main paddocks plus additional holding paddocks with fencing all in good condition. There is extensive use of 3-wire electric fencing using Solar and Mains powered energisers with the balance being the traditional 3-barb construction.As there is just one central set of cattle yards a comprehensive network of lanes are in place to facilitate efficient stock movement throughout.

Water: Springfield is unique. The water supply both above ground and below is quite unbelievable! Springfield has two major flowing permanent springfed creeks, Fossilbrook and Saltwater, which run the length of the property. The two permanent springs feeding Fossilbrook and Saltwater Creeks are named Fossilbrook and Craigieburn. Additionally the extensive double frontage to the semi-permanent Lynd River, Mero Creek (also springfed), other creek systems and smaller springs make Springfield droughtproof from a stockwater perspective. Man-made waters in the areas not serviced by the comprehensive creek/spring network include 7 bores equipped with solar pumps, 1 bore with a submersible pump and genset and 4 bores equipped with windmills. There are dams and poly pipe is used to extend waterpoints away from bores. The bore water supply is substantial with the bore depths ranging from 18 to 30m and each delivering in excess of 50000lt/day.All solar water pumping systems been designed and supplied through Bonlec of Townsville. Bonlec keeps records of all bore and solar system designs and offer excellent back up service. Further extension of polyline is planned from Knobs Hut to include Plain Bore, Granites Paddock, Lynd Paddock and Stonewall Paddock.

Yards: Large set of cattle yards, 2,000 head capacity, 5-way overhead draft, 6-way pound draft, covered calf/weaner branding cradle, 2  vet crushes, operational cattle dip, liveweight scales, water troughs throughout.The yards are constructed from bore casing railway line posts, cable and portable panels. Scraper tyres have been used for large coolers in conjunction with cable.  

Stables: Horse stables and covered round yard. Feed/saddle shed.  

Homestead: Built in 1968 the large modern, low set 4-bedroom brick homestead, with 3 ensuites has expansive verandah and entertaining areas. Attached to the main homestead is Quarters (6 bedroom) with own amenities. A carport and meat house are attached. 

Block House: Three-bedroom set in the main homestead complex. 

Manager’s House: Three-bedroom set in the main homestead complex.  

Slab Hut: Has been left intact for its historical value..  

Workshop: Three-bay, open with partly concreted floor.  

Shed: 36m x 24m (high clearance (5m)) workshop/storage shed – part concrete, part open, part enclosed and lockable include a machinery inspection pit.  

Aircraft Hanger: 12m x 30m Steel framed, part enclosed -near the 1200m airstrip.  

Molasses storage: 2500 tonne in-ground bladder.  

Cattle Numbers: There are approximately 7650 branded cattle including 4810 Red & Grey Brahman Breeders. The herd is good quality and extremely quiet and is a credit to the property management.

Cattle brand: Included in the sale is the historic 1 S lazyS cattle brand

 Plant: Contact Agent

Tourism potential: Springfield, in particular offers a tourism opportunity. The property itself has the Savannahlander tourist train service http://www.savannahlander.com.au/ travelling through the Springfield on a weekly ‘Outback Odyssey’ enroute Cairns, Chillagoe, Mt Surprise, Einasleigh and Forsayth where tourists access the Undara Lava Tubes, Cobbold Gorge and other outback experiences.  Additionally the road-based tourist traffic within the Nth Qld region exceeds 500,000 visitors annually.

Comments: Springfield is a strong breeding enterprise with further production potential. The property location ensures reliable access to markets. Its proximity to the local township and nearby Atherton Tablelands communities, and facilities, offers amenable lifestyle options and the presence of so many large springfed creeks is without peer in North Queensland.

DISCLAIMER: The above report on Springfield 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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