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Prophurst Pty Ltd presents, Battistin Orchards, Arriga.
Spanning over 213.49ha/527.54ac is a very rare opportunity to purchase a fully equipped large scale horticulture aggregation in close proximity to one of the Atherton Tablelands major service centres.
Three Freehold Titles
County of Banks, Parish of Dynes
Lot 12 HG387
Lot 1 RP723226
Lot 6 RP867112
Total area – 213.49ha/527.54ac
Rates – $3,961.38 (half yearly)
Local Authority – Mareeba Shire Council
Battistin Orchards has multiple income streams from both horticulture and rental returns.
Farming Opportunities: Battistin Orchards currently irrigate a seventy seven hectare footprint of large scale cropping, consisting of Avocado and Pomelo.
There is an opportunity to expand the horticulture production over a large percentage of the existing 110 hectares.
Predominantly Brachiaria and Rhodes grasses are harvested and utilised for in house mulch hay.
A modern fully airconditioned four bedroom, low set brick home, equipped with sun room, two carports, two bathrooms and an office are located on the main farm.
Centralised modern packing facility equipped with MAF computerised avocado packing machine, 36 pallet cold room, pomello packing machine, machinery workshop and airconditioned office all which are backed up by a 30kw Solar system with 20kw battery storage.
Multiple machinery and storage sheds are positioned across three titles, two of which are of new steel construction.
Six rental homes are spread over two of the three titles, all receiving rental returns.
Twenty bed workers accommodation equipped with full kitchen, laundry and bathrooms are positioned adjacent to the main packing facility.
Benefiting from a distinct water resource, the Sunwater Tinaroo dam infrastructure which enhances water delivery to more than 17,000 hectares of Far North Queensland farmland.
The aggregation has an efficient automatic irrigation system with pumping infrastructure strategically positioned throughout the properties.
Two earth dams and one proposed site.
Water allocations and licences total 450 megalitres.
Mareeba’s tagline reads “300 sunny days a year” because the town is in what is called a rain shadow and is sunnier than the wetter.
The surrounding area of Arriga has a tropical savannah climate, somewhat modified by its elevation of approximately 1,700 feet above sea level.
A very modern and well maintained, extensive plant and equipment to run the entire aggregation and its operations will be included in the sale transaction.
Mareeba is the largest town on the Atherton Tablelands with a population of approximately 23,367 and with a multicultural population from at least 60 different nationalities which includes the surrounding rural area.
Rural power, internet and mobile phone service is available over the entire property.
Located on the school bus route and a short commute into Mareeba is both primary and secondary education, private and public.
Servicing the Cape, Gulf and local farming communities Mareeba incorporates an array of commercial amenities, health care facilities, banking, government departments, emergency services, farming and agriculture equipment and supplies, supermarkets, restaurants and a range of retail outlets.
Volumes of freight and essential products are imported and exported through Mareeba’s large freight facilities, supplying both the North of essential items and our fresh fruit and produce to Southern markets.
Battistin Orchards is approximately fifteen minutes West by road to the township of Mareeba with key commercial infrastructure to the surrounding farming properties.
Located on the coast one hour East by road is the city of Cairns which hosts one of Australia’s leading regional airports, providing both international and domestic flights while also being a gateway to the world.
A diversified Horticultural Enterprise with sustainable farming practices.
An opportunity presents itself to secure a well regarded business with established industry presence and opportunity for further development across all three titles. Extensive infrastructure is already in place, including a large and easily accessible operational packing and processing facility, multiple rental returns and extensive water infrastructure. With new tree plantings and the amalgamation of lands creates an enterprise of scale.
Property will be sold WIWO, inclusive of all Plant & Equipment.
215ha / 527.54a