Out to pas­ture

The Weekend Australian - - MANSION -

High-pro­file NSW pas­toral cou­ple Steve and Liz Phillips paid $11.75m for the 1678ha Woodlea Park near Yass at an on­line auc­tion man­aged by ru­ral agent Chris Meares, of Meares & As­so­ci­ates. The Phillips fam­ily also con­trol the Yar­ra­wonga Stud, one of the six prop­er­ties they op­er­ate across NSW. In­vestor Mar­garet Doyle, who di­vides her time be­tween Can­berra and the US state of Mon­tana, was the re­luc­tant seller of Woodlea Park which had been in her fam­ily for 60 years. Pur­chased by her fa­ther in 1959, Woodlea Park, near Yass, pro­duces high-qual­ity beef and prime lamb. Meares said the on­line auc­tion at­tracted 80 in­quiries, 22 in­spec­tions and 10 reg­is­tered bid­ders.

“It was a well man­aged prop­erty in a very good area.”

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