Latest properties for sale include irrigated options

Linda Rowley, November 6, 2023

Eastern Tiers in Tasmania’s Southern Midlands includes impressive water storage and allocation. Photo: LAWD

SEPARATE listings in Tasmania’s Midlands, central NSW, Central Qld and WA’s Wheatbelt offer expansion or investment opportunities.

Eastern Tiers, Tas

An irrigated and dryland enterprise with substantial water entitlements and carbon credits is being offered to the market by a local family group for around $25 million.

Spanning 2311ha, Eastern Tiers is located near Stonehenge, an hour north of Hobart in the Southern Midlands.

Situated in a 716mm annual rainfall region, the holding offers a diverse revenue stream business.

It is suited to sheep, beef and dairy production and cereal, oilseeed and legume cropping, as well as growing of potatoes, poppies, hemp and carrot seed, and has a carbon-derived income.

Eastern Tiers has 357ha of irrigable land watered by four new centre pivots, with the opportunity to develop a further 459ha for irrigation.

The 5620ML of water entitlements comprises 4120ML of annual surface water and 1500ML of annual bore water. On top of that, more than 4000ML of water can be stored, and distributed with new pumping infrastructure.

Over recent years, the vendor has undertaken an extensive development program including a new machinery and shearing shed complex, livestock yards, a cottage, 15km of exclusion fencing, roadways, and 27km of internal fencing.

LAWD agents Danny Thomas and Elizabeth Doyle are anticipating significant interest.

“Tasmania remains undervalued compared to other parts of the country and with significant scope for further development and diversification, Eastern Tiers is likely to attract large local farming interests, institutional and international investors,” the agents stated.

In addition, the property has a forestry carbon project estimated to be worth 150,000 Australian Carbon Credit Units.

The sale of Eastern Tiers is being handled by LAWD and Nutrien Harcourts, with expressions of interest closing November 30.

Heinrichs, WA

Retiring third-generation farmers Kevin and Debbie Heinrich are selling almost 4000ha of cropping country in WA’s Wheatbelt region.

The 3923ha Heinrichs is situated near Baandee, halfway between Merredin and Kellerberrin.

Around 2854ha is arable, and growing wheat, barley and lupins in rotation; until recently, the Heinrichs also ran sheep.

The Heinrichs Aggregation straddles the Great Eastern Highway between Merredin and Kellerberrin. Photo: Nutrien Harcourts

The Heinrichs Aggregation comprises three contiguous parcels of land split by the Great Eastern Highway.

Kays: 1310ha with 792ha arable. Valley floor and open red salmon and loam clays rising to mallee loams, with the balance river flats. Two-bedroom transportable home, workshop and machinery shed, 180t granular fertiliser, 50t liquid fertiliser storage, more than 200t of grain silo storage. Scheme water connected.

Garbin: 1464ha with 1209ha arable. Open salmon gum country with productive undulating mallee and york gum loams. Four-bedroom transportable home, four-stand shearing shed, scheme water connected, two dams and two soaks.

Heinrichs: 1149ha of open, clean country south of the Great Eastern Highway. Scheme water connected and dams.

Nutrien Harcourts agent Terry Norrish has received good enquiry from neighbours and locals seeking to expand with good farmland.

Heinrichs will be auctioned as a whole on December 15 or sold as three separate parcels.

Tickatoo, NSW

Part of a productive and well-appointed dryland cropping and grazing opportunity in central NSW has returned to the market for $2.65M.

In July, Cootamundra-based vendors James and Sally Burge listed the 849ha Tickatoo alongside the 2386ha Glenmuir, which is believed to be under contract.

Tickatoo in the Merrigal district of central NSW is for sale for $2.65M. Photo: LAWD

Tickatoo is located in the renowned Merrigal district, 27km from Collie and 31km from Gulargambone, and is listed with LAWD agents Col Medway and Ian Robertson.

The mostly flat to gently undulating cropping country has very few paddock trees with red and brown earths and grey, brown and red clay soils.

Around 814ha is sown to dryland crops including 622ha of wheat and 192ha of canola.

Tickatoo is watered by a bore, a natural lake that fills in wet years, and multiple dams.

Operational improvements include a machinery shed and 10 silos with 940t of total storage capacity.

The addition of internal fencing and a watering system would make the property suitable for livestock.

Kelinda, Qld

A premier farming, irrigation and grazing property in Central Qld has been passed in for $18M.

The 1319ha Kelinda is located 14km north of Moura and 84km west of Biloela, close to a cotton gin, GrainCorp and a number of saleyards and abattoirs.

Hourn & Bishop Qld agent Brad Hanson is now negotiating with interested parties after some were unable to participate on the day.

Historically, the property has produced cotton, winter cereals, grain sorghum, corn, pulse crops, millet and forage sorghum for hay production in a 632mm annual rainfall region.

Owned by the Hosking family for 10 years, Mr Hanson said Kelinda is renowned for its highly efficient productivity and sustainable farm management practices.

“Kelinda has been developed to capitalise on its abundant natural attributes and, together with sustainable farming practices, produces consistent, cost-effective and high-yielding crops.”

Kelinda offers 3705ML of harvestable water from the Dawson River, which forms the western boundary, and Mimosa Creek systems, supported by 2580ML of on-farm water storage.

Improvements include a new four-bedroom home, self-contained workers’ quarters, a machinery shed and 375t of on-farm grain storage.




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