Big block for cane growing
AFTER three generations compiling this large-scale irrigation aggregation, the Cronin families have decided it’s time to pursue other interests.
The family operation is held in five farms, having a total area of 1093 hectares on 14 freehold portions located in the Bucca region, northwest of Bundaberg, with approximately 6km of frontage to the Kolan River.
Primarily devoted to sugar cane production, the irrigation component covers 525 hectares of varying soil types, all suitable for crop diversification.
The owners have grown peanuts for crop rotation in recent years.
With the growing demand for larger land parcels to meet the increasing macadamia development within this region, the marketing agent Baden Lowrie, from Elders Bundaberg, is expecting strong interest from within this industry sector.
The aggregation has multiple water sources and includes a 1459-megalitre allocation from the Kolan River Scheme, four equipped unregulated bores and numerous on-farm storage dams.
Apart from the irrigation country, the balance land area is utilised for cattle grazing and comprises open and timbered forest country.
The improvements include five dwellings and numerous machinery/storage sheds and timber cattle yards.
The sale is offered bare of crop, machinery and livestock with expressions of interest closing at noon on November 28.
The information memorandum is available upon request.