Wyuna, Part Goodsell, Collareen join spring offering

Linda Rowley, September 4, 2023

Wyuna Aggregation at Mullaley is for sale after a short ownership by Singapore-based business Silverstrand. Photo: LAWD

QUALITY properties are coming to market this spring in New South Wales, and include the Wyuna Aggregation on the Liverpool Plains after a short ownership.

Also on the market is the Part Goodsell between Gulargambone and the Warrumbungles, and the Collareen Aggregation at Trundle.

Wyuna Aggregation

After just two years ownership, a Singapore-based family office is selling its mixed farming opportunity spanning almost 5000ha in northern New South Wales.

A change of direction is cited as the reason why the Silverstrand investment fund is offloading the Wyuna Aggregation.

The 4942ha holding comprises two properties,  the 3353ha Wyuna and the adjoining 1589ha Mount Nombi, which the fund purchased in July 2021 for around $26 million.

The aggregation is located 22km south-west of Mullaley and 60km south-west of Gunnedah on the western boundary of the renowned Liverpool Plains, long regarded as one of the state’s premier agricultural regions.

LAWD director Col Medway is anticipating around $30M for Wyuna, which also has potential for carbon offset and biodiversity pursuits.

“There is strong enquiry from parties interested in the property’s genuine mixed-farming capability,  meaning it is equally suited to livestock and cropping.”

The mostly self-mulching basalt soils are currently growing 2102ha of winter and summer crops, including wheat, canola, barley, oilseeds, chickpeas and sorghum.

Around 2230ha, or 45pc, is set aside for cattle and sheep breeding and finishing, with 622ha of timbered grazing and remnant vegetation.

Water is secured from six equipped bores, as well as a number of permanent creeks and catchment dams.

Infrastructure includes six dwellings, including a five-bedroom circa 1904 homestead, cattle and sheep yards, numerous sheds and grain storage.

The Wyuna Aggregation is being offered for sale in one line or as separate assets via an expressions-of-interest campaign closing on October 4.

Part Goodsell Aggregation

Productive farming country across seven properties in the Peak Hill-Trundle district is being offered by Scott and Janelle Goodsell after 20 years of ownership.

The 1861ha Part Goodsell Aggregation is 90 percent arable, with the red loam soils currently planted to monola, lupins, wheat and barley.

The Goodsells are well known for their early adoption of zero tillage, minimum tillage, tramlining, and low impact farming practices.

Liquid nutrition applications have also been used to encourage microbial activity.

In addition, long term rotations of legumes, cereals, brassicas and cover crops have been used to enhance the fertility, physical structure and the biological activity of the soil.

Part Goodsell in the Trundle district of central NSW is for sale. Photo: Kevin Miller Whitty Lennon & Co.

Kevin Miller Whitty Lennon & Co agent Gavan Coote said the Part Goodsell Aggregation is regarded as some of the best managed cropping country in the district.

“It offers prospective purchasers the opportunity to acquire a commercial-sized cropping operation in a highly regarded district.”

Mr Coote said thoughtfully laid out large cropping blocks contribute to the efficiency and ease of paddock management.

“The properties have wide, well maintained internal roads which facilitate road train-transport access and silo bag-storage areas.”

“Well-established tree-lined shelter belts add to both the productivity and aesthetics of the property, significantly reducing wind impact on the land and providing corridors for native flora and fauna,” Mr Coote said.

Infrastructure includes 1265 tonnes of silo and grain storage, a number of machinery sheds, a shearing shed, sheep yards and 364,000 litres of rainwater storage.

Six of the seven properties that make up the Part Goodsell Aggregation are adjoining and will be auctioned in four parcels on September 20. They comprise:

  • 503ha Glenora and East Kybah;
  • 589ha South Kybah and Tulla;
  • 510ha Elesmere and Westfield;
  • 259ha Myola.

Collareen Aggregation

After 13 years of ownership, Michael and Karen Clift are selling their grain-producing powerhouse with scale on the central-west plains of NSW.

The 2883ha Collareen Aggregation comprises three neighbouring properties: Collareen; Cobbindil, and Kamilaroi.

It is situated 15km east of Gulargambone and 66km north-east of Gilgandra on the western verge of the Warrumbungles which has a higher and more consistent rainfall.

The 2234ha of productive cultivation country features grey, red and brown clay loam soils currently growing 1161ha of wheat, 540ha of canola and 216ha of faba beans.

Around 312ha is fallow.

Davidson Cameron & Co agent Sam Leys said the Clifts also grow chickpeas in the winter-crop rotation, and some opportunity sorghum in better years.

“The couple has set up modern zero-till farming systems to maximise yields, including traffic and weed control and manage fertiliser applications.”

Mr Cameron said the aggregation is situated in a tightly held area and properties with scale rarely come to market.

The Collareen Aggregation sits west of the Warrumbungles. Photo: Davidson Cameron & Co

“The Clifts are consolidating their substantial holdings on the Liverpool Plains.

“The listing has generated good enquiry from neighbours, locals, NSW and Victorian producers and corporates.”

Situated in a 600mm average-annual rainfall area, the Collareen Aggregation is watered by four bores and billabongs along the Gulargambone Creek.

Around 606ha of grazing country, adjacent to the Gulargambone Creek, are currently growing native pastures that could be further improved.

The infrastructure includes a three-bedroom home, 3600t of grain storage, numerous sheds, steel cattle yards, a shearing shed and an airstrip.

The Collareen Aggregation will be auctioned on October 12.


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