PROPERTY DETAILS:  "Strathdarr" has been tightly held with only 2 owners in the last 96 years, & during the last 12 years there has been significant improvement to the infrastructure, irrigation, carrying capacity & overall farming production on the property. The property has been operating as a mixed farm enterprise historically, but has exceptional potential for other agricultural enterprises, such as feedlotting, poultry or horticulture. Strathdarr's location, abundant natural resources & proximity to the proposed Inland Rail route make it an ideal property for intensive industries.

AREA:  Comprises approx. 1,522ha (3,760ac) in total area, & is located in the Crooble area. This district is considered the "heart of the Golden Triangle", a renowned grain growing region.

TENURE: Freehold on a single title.

LOCATION: "Strathdarr" is located approx. 67km north-east of Moree, approx. 7km south of Crooble with access from the Gil Gil Creek Road.

SERVICES: Mail service, rural power, telephone, internet, school bus available at main road to Primary schools at Croppa Creek & Moree, & to Secondary schools at Moree & Warialda. Grain handling facilities are available at North Star, Croppa Creek & Crooble. Cotton gins, saleyards & air service at Moree & Goondiwindi.

COUNTRY:  Comprises a good balance of level to gently sloping chocolate & red loams varying to a small area of lighter sandy country to the south. The property comprises 1000ha of cultivation, being mainly gently undulating to parts level, with soils varying from heavy chocolate loams in the north with the odd stone patches through to red/brown sandy loams & brown clays with areas of heavy black creek flats. Cultivation areas have been well contoured with mainly large farm over banks. Originally timbered with brigalow, belah, gum, box & some pine. The balance is approx. 400ha of strong grazing country, mainly undulating, with 122ha of timbered country.

EXTRACTIVE RESOURCES:  "Strathdarr" has it's own rubble quarry at the front of the property & clean sand deposits in parts of the Rocky Hole Creek, which are used on the property.

RAINFALL:  Approx. 600-650mm p.a. This district is considered a safe rainfall area, & rarely misses growing a winter or summer crop.

FENCING:  Generally the fencing is good & comprises timber strainers & steel posts with 5/6 wires. There is also some older netting. Significant use has been made of electric fencing. All paddocks have access to water.

WATER:  The quality of the underground water on "Strathdarr" is second to none. Extracted from a sandstone layer, it is of exceptional potable quality & used in all application, including drinking water on the property. Irrigation water is supplied from bores or water harvesting. Stock & domestic water is primarily from a bore at the hose (30 metres) & other stock water is provided by 5 bores, with 3 equipped (2 electric pumps & 1 submersible pump). The outlying bores are approx. 40m to 70m deep. There are also 7 dams of varying sizes as well as the 250 megalitre irrigation dam.

IRRIGATION DEVELOPMENT:  "Strathdarr" has one 90ha centre pivot irrigation field. The pivot is approx. 540m in length & comprises 11 spans. It is a quality electric Reinke unit of aluminum construction & approx. 11 years old. Water is supplied from a bore & from harvesting of the irrigation dam. There is a turkey nest dam just south of the pivot where a pump provides pressure to the pivot. This adjoins a larger 250 megalitre dam that catches unregulated water from Rocky Hole Creek. The centre pivot & dam pump is powered by a diesel Cummins motor & the main bore pump engine is a diesel John Deere. The 32ha of flume irrigation was originally developed in 1995/6. It was designed by SMK from Moree & has been surveyed to retain & reuse all tail water. The system uses a china pump powered by a Perkins diesel motor.

WATER LICENCES: 486 megalitre Aquifer, Eastern Recharge Groundwater. 6.5megalitre Stock & Domestic, Gil Gil Creek. 75megalitre Unregulated river, Gil Gil Creek.

IMPROVEMENTS:  HOMESTEAD - Large 2 storey Queenslander-style homestead of weatherboard construction on steel piers. Comprises 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 toilets, kitchen, laundry, office, large rumpus room, formal lounge & dining. Approx. 250sqm as 2 storey. Has large slow combustion heater in downstairs living. Reverse cycle air con in kitchen & upstairs living, with wood heater in kitchen. Established lawn with trees & gardens, 2 garden sheds, in-ground pool, fully fenced & clay tennis court.

SHEDS - Large machinery shed 42m x 12m x 5.5m of all steel construction, comprises 6 bays & approx. 12 years old.  Brand new large garage/workshop/tool shed of colourbond construction 18m x 13m.  Machinery/storage shed with open front & steel & iron construction 12m x 6m.  Woolshed 18m x 13m raised with minimal yards. Also includes old fibro shearers' huts used as storage.

GRAIN STORAGE:  4 x 100tonne HE elevated sealed silos on concrete slab, suitable for 6 silos. 4 x 35tonne HE elevated sealed silos set on concrete slab, suitable for 7 silos.

STOCK YARDS:  Extensive set of 4 rail timber & steel stock yards, includes crush, ramp & water supply. Working capacity estimated at approx. 400 head.

All information has been prepared & provided by the Vendor. All information is believed to be accurate.

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5 2 7
Suburb Crooble
State NSW
Price $7,500,000
Property Type residential
Property ID 336
Category Rural
Land Area 1,522.00 ha
Floor Area 250 m2

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