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This NASAA certified organic farm is now ready to pass on to the next generation of farmers committed to growing food for Australians. It provides excellent employment opportunities for the full range of skills and expertise within a family and business.
With 2 titles this property also provides the opportunity for group buying and financing around legal structures to support innovative farming as we move in to the 2020s.
In total 65.43 ha, one section of 45.199 ha includes the house and infrastructure, whilst the other of 20.230 ha includes great building sites with views for an extensive family home and complex, if desired.
The 20ha block has 2 dams, 4 paddocks and 6 sheds and the house. The 45ha has 5 dams, 12 paddocks and 2 sheds.
Well established as an horticulture farm, plenty of land remains if the next owner wishes to continue grazing or other farm activities or to expand the horticulture further. The upside for further expansion of vegetable growing is available with plentiful water and perfect climate and soils for many vegetables.
The farm has been established with specialised intensive use of the land with specialised agricultural improvements and infrastructure creating an excellent monthly turnover supplying Melbourne markets. Complemented by a roadside stall providing fresh and local produce.
All the land is certified organic with NASAA with extensive set (underground) irrigation.
Situated within the well regarded rural location this proximity to town and city services mean excellent labour supply with Colac’s population of 12,000 as well as plenty of other regional centres within easy reach.
Located only 10km from the large regional centre of Colac, easy access to major arterial roads including the Princes Highway on to Melbourne, 2.15 hours to the Epping markets or to the Melbourne CBD. Two major airports, 2 hours to the Melbourne International airport or 1.15 to Avalon airport.
Water is one of the major strengths of this property with extensive irrigation infrastructure from 7 dams with the two largest 6 meg and 8 meg, plus spring fed creek. Town water is available for washing and further irrigation if required.
Cedar weatherboard house with timber and iron of 148m2 with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, open plan kitchen and living, laundry in bathroom, verandahs
Electric cooktop, dishwater, electric hot water, split system AC, slow combustion wood heater
Farm insfrastructure includes :
• Machine workshop 81m2 with suspended concrete slab. Includes kitchen, shower and bathroom and sitting room for workforce
• Wash shed 156m2 with electricity connected
• Truck shed on concrete slab 409m2 with electricity connected. Includes 44 bin capacity cool room using a Freon refrigerant system. The shed has a 4.65m height access door.
• Bin shed 196m2
• Tractor shed 73m2
• Staff amenities area 79m2 with electricity, shower, sinks, kitchen
• Bach machinery shed 147m2 with electricity connected and secure took shed of 41m2
• Fuel tanks
• Irrigation and irrigation pumps
• Fencing, mostly post and wire incorporating plain, barbed and electric wires
• Farm gate shop with security camera, airconditioning and fridge.
• Purpose bought equipment and machinery
Current crop rotations include broad beans, broccoli, cabbages, leek radish, parsnips and silver beet and there is usually around 15 varieties currently over 7 areas. Fertilisers include a mixture of Organic Life fertilizer and green manure crops.
Pockets of natural bush remain and 4 shelter belts to support biodiversity on the farm.
Further capacity of the farm and expansion of customers and markets awaits the new owners.
Land Use currently of the 65 ha is as follows:
• Irrigable land 23ha
• Arable land 34 ha
• Shed/yards 1 ha
• Native bush 7 ha
The soils are mainly sandy loam, with no salinity or erosion, excellent pest management for this ideal horticulture farm.
All located in a cool temperate climate with a longer term average rainfall of approx. 780mm.
Expressions of Interest for a Walk-in/Walk-out Sale.
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75 Old Friends Road
- 2 bed
- 1 bath
- 1 Parking Spaces
- Land is 65 hectare
- Split System Heating