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Toorak Research Facility – SOLD

By Nyree Reushle

Toorak Research Facility – Sold

After in excess of 60 years as an Agricultural Research Facility, the Toorak Research Facility was offered at Public Auction in Julia Creek  and sold to Philip and Tania Curr of Arizona Station, Julia Creek.  Toorak was reserved by the Department of Agriculture and Stock in 1950 from becoming a soldier settlement block and leased for experimental work.

The facility has a long history in the west and has provided substantial research to both the sheep and cattle industries in the northern pasture regions. Toorak is located just 45 kilometres south of Julia Creek via the sealed Julia Creek – Kynuna Road.

Toorak comprises an area of 14,325.1580 hectares (35,397 acres) of land that will sold as Freehold, with the title issuing. The property is predominantly undulating open downs pastured with Mitchell and Flinders grasses, with the balance a mix of coolabah channels along Sadowa and Eastern Creeks. Country of this type is equally suited to sheep or beef production, and the property has for many years been used as a Research Facility for both during its past.

Water on Toorak is supplied by 3 capped flowing artesian bores via a reticulation system to numerous watering points, mostly equipped with a tank and trough. With the watering system and the pasture types on Toorak, the carrying capacity is estimated to in the vicinity of one Adult Equivalent to 8 hectares, on a mixed herd basis.

The Toorak Research Facility features substantial infrastructure, with residential accommodation including 2 homes, single mens quarters and single womens quarters. Other buildings include machinery shed, hays sheds, 4 stand steel frame shearing shed with 3 phase power connected, steel cattle yards at the homestead with a further set of yards on the run.

The location of the Toorak Research Facility in proximity to Julia Creek, level of improvements and style of country will appeal to the market.

Selling Agents, Ray White Rural Julia Creek and Queensland spokesman Andrew Adcock said “over the years we have fielded many calls from purchasers wishing to purchase the Toorak Research Facility because of the reputation of the area”.

Further details –
Andrew Adcock: 0407 674 972
Bram Pollock: 0428 467 030

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