Cane and cattle country
WELL-known Mackay graziers, the Wright family, are reluctantly offering Constant Creek, their 675-hectare cane and cattle farm at Habana, just 20 minutes from Mount Pleasant shopping centre in North Mackay.
This property, with its 1650mm average annual rainfall, its direct boating access to the tidal Constant Creek and choice of elevated home sites overlooking views across the estuary out to the ocean, is attracting strong interest from western graziers looking for a hedge against the current prolonged drought.
Cane growing was started in
1980 and before irrigation was installed on the property, in one year the crop averaged 127t/ha.
There is 61 hectares of irrigated cane production area, which could easily be expanded at minimal cost.
The modern underground irrigation layout reticulates water to the entire cultivated areas from a 100-megalitre dam and licence from the freshwater Martin’s Creek.
Combined, these provide an adequate free irrigation supply not encumbered by crippling irrigation scheme costs.
This layout is also designed to accommodate expansion at minimal cost.
The 2018 crop is now fully grown and ready to harvest, which will produce immediate revenue for the new owner.
This valuable property has been carefully nurtured over the past 91 years to the productive farm it is today.