This Kinrara property is certified organic by the accredited NASAA (National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia) and consists of 280 hectares (693 acres).
The Hehir family have held the property since 1998, leased it for eight years prior to purchase, and undertook the three-year long process to secure the NASAA organic accreditation. Surveys have established the organic matter of Kinrara’s soils in the range of 3.17 - 4.65 per cent, about double that of district farms.
The successful purchaser will also have first option to buy the significant water right of 666 megalitres of NSW General Security water which is sourced from the Moira channel which adjoins a boundary of the holding.
In addition, there is also an 8 megalitre Stock & Domestic water right. During their ownership the vendors developed a high capacity and high flow flood irrigation system over about 211 hectares.
The holding is subdivided into nineteen paddocks, all electric fenced, with an internal gravel laneway system that facilitates year-round access and enables operational efficiency even in the wettest winters. The property has a 40 megalitre capacity turkey nest dam which can be gravity filled, with all runoff from irrigation recycled back to the sumps at the dam where it can be reused. The property can be completely irrigated in less than five days from the start of the season.
The water resources are also used effectively with 2-inch poly pipe mains to concrete troughs in every paddock served by an electric pressure pump. There are dams in ten of the paddocks while numerous box trees were retained for stock shelter and to enhance the presentation of the farm.
Apart from the farm infrastructure of sheds and yards there is only a transportable two bedroom cottage and the original unused homestead. Three phase power is on the property.
- 118 Ripper Road, Moama NSW
- AUCTION: Friday February 22 @ 12 noon
- LAND: 280 hectares (693 acres)
- AGENT: Rodwells Ruralco Property
- PHONE: Andrew Miller on 0400 866 888
- INSPECT: By appointment