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Well Located Burdekin Farm - Mid Way Between Ayr and Townsville Including 430ML of Water.

This well located farm is mid way between Ayr and Townsville and just off the Bruce highway. With the combination of some of the lowest water charges in the Burdekin and the farm being cut green for the last 10 years makes this a cost effective operation. Location: 5km South West of Giru, 35km North of Ayr and 55km South of Townsville. Area: Freehold- 60.7ha (150ac) of which 54.2ha (134ac) are cultivated. Services: The farm has weekly garbage collection, bitumen road frontage and 3-phase power. Post Office and Primary school in Giru, Secondary schools in Ayr and Townsville. Ayr has a population of 10,000 with another 10,000 in the surrounding area supplying a busy town centre with both large and small retailers, banks, etc. Townsville has a population of over 180,000 with a large Government and industrial presence. There are daily flights to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne as well as a large university. Soil: There are loam soils along the river frontage running to dark clay soils moving away from the river. The farm is laser leveled and flood irrigated. Sugar cane has been cut green for 9 years allowing complete regeneration of the soil as well as reducing fertilizer, water, fuel and electricity costs. The farm has been set up with cane being planted in dual rows with a 6' spacing between rows. Water: The farm has a 430 megalitre allocation from the Haughton River, this is charged at $20/meg. Water is pumped via an 8x 6 Kelly and Lewis open water pump with a 20hp 3-phase motor to concrete underground pipes. The farm can be watered in a 9 day rotation. A 2 submersible pumps through a spear in the river to supply the house. Improvements: A 3 bedroom transportable home has been completely renovated internally. It is air conditioned, has a new kitchen, veranda and double carport. There is an old four bay steel machinery shed and workshop. Crop and Machinery: The annual cane crop is normally about 5000t and is included in the sale. The fallowed area is normally between 21 and 24 acres. An extensive machinery list is available upon request. Price: $1,400,000 Contact: Jack Slaney Slaney Property Ph: 07 4783 7522 Email: jack@jkslaney.com

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