Toobeah’s Welltown lists after three years with Cameron family

Property editor Linda Rowley, 14/08/2023

GOONDIWINDI district properties Welltown Station at Toobeah and Yelarbon holdings Sunnygirl and Largo North are on the market.

Historic Welltown Station has returned to the market three years after changing hands for $31 million.

The 10,842ha holding is located 10km west of Toobeah and 68km west of Goondiwindi in southern Queensland.

As owners of the large-scale Lundavra piggery, and with mixed-farming and grazing country in the district also, the Cameron family secured the 9540ha Welltown in March 2020.

One year later, the Camerons added the adjoining property, the 1302ha Eastwood, to the Welltown operation

Over the past three years, the Camerons have undertaken an extensive development program, converting the properties to a blue-chip institutional-grade farming asset.

Welltown Station was once a well-known Merino stud, and was taken up in 1856.

Its deep black floodplain soils are conducive to water retention and crop production.

Currently, 8879ha is developed to dryland farming with 5471ha planted to wheat and 3408ha fallowed and ready for summer planting.

A further 1963ha can be used for grazing and support but this country would need to be fenced.

Extensive water reticulation is set up for spraying via a piped bore scheme.

Recent developments on Welltown consist of a new grain complex with all-weather access, new staff accommodation and a new piped bore water scheme with strategically positioned spray points.

The grain complex comprises five silos with a capacity of 11,250 tonnes, 22,000t of bunker storage pads and 360t of fertiliser and 400t of seed in 10 silos.

Improvements include a circa 1870s homestead, two new three-bedroom homes, a new machinery shed, a workshop and a storage shed for hay.

Andrew Jakins from Nutrien Harcourts is handling the expressions-of-interest campaign for Welltown, which closes September 7.

Sunnygirl and Largo North, Qld

Two productive southern Queensland irrigation properties with secure water entitlements will be auctioned by Nutrien Harcourts on August 30.

The adjoining Sunnygirl and Largo North are located near Glenarbon in the MacIntyre Brook Catchment, 10km east of Yelarbon and 50km east of Goondiwindi.

Both have Cunningham Highway frontage, are close to Yelarbon grain silos and are within a 50km radius of four feedlots.

The 1294ha have been aggregated over 20 years by Anthony and Jess Dolgenan and comprise:

  • Sunnygirl featuring mostly gently undulating brown to reddish-brown alluvial clay loam soils with some areas of lighter sandy soils.
  • Largo North showcasing flat to gently undulating country with light to dark brown alluvial clay loams.

The properties offer a diverse range of agricultural pursuits, including mixed irrigation, dryland farming and grazing.

Situated in a 600mm annual average rainfall area, they have a history of growing cotton, grain, fodder, hay and vegetables.

Sunnygirl and Largo North are watered by 1000ML of water entitlements and supported by two storage dams with a 206ML capacity.

Around 200ha of irrigated cultivation, under six centre pivots, are planted to a winter crop included in the sale.

A further 134ha of dryland cultivation planted to rye-corn and undersown with pasture are also included in the sale.

All the dryland farming areas are equipped with underground mains and can be irrigated via side roll, cannon or hand shift irrigation.

Sunnygirl and Largo North feature Macintyre Brook frontage and centre-pivot irrigation. Photo: Nutrien Harcourts

There is 104ha of grazing country and 840ha of native vegetation growing poplar box, ironbark and cypress pine.

The fencing on both properties is described as excellent, with Sunnygirl benefitting from exclusion fencing.

Sunnygirl and Largo North have multiple accommodation options, sheds, storage and purpose-built yards.

Sunnygirl has approval for quarry development providing an opportunity for additional income streams.

Nutrien Harcourts agent Andrew Jakins is handling the sale.





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