"Croydon Station", Central Queensland.
The Acton family purchased "Croydon Station" in May 1988 adding size and scale to the family business. Graeme & Jennie relocated with their children to "Croydon Station", becoming part of the broader Lotus Creek and Clarke Creek Communities.
Whilst many places were bought and sold over the years "Croydon Station" remained a corner stone for the growth of Acton Land & Cattle over the following 30 odd years.
"Croydon Station" is located in the renowned Lotus Creek district and is situated 100 kilometres north of Marlborough, 210 kilometres north of Rockhampton and 180 kilometres south of Mackay on the Marlborough Sarina Road.
Market speculation on Croydon had the price at north of 70 million
Croydon Station close of tenders yesterday has resulted in contracts being exchanged”
After a successful marketing campaign which included ten inspections, there were seven tenders submitted at the close of the campaign. Jennie Acton has exchanged contracts with Redrock Trading Co for an undisclosed amount.
The family wish to thank all parties who enquired and took the time to inspect ‘Croydon Station’ being very appreciative seven parties submitted a tender and contract, whilst there can only be one accepted it is exciting to see another family take over ‘Croydon Station'
Selling Agents: Richard Brosnan - Ray White Rural Rockhampton & Pat O'Driscoll and Tom Acton - Knight Frank Agribusiness
"Croydon Station" comprises a total of 59,669 hectares with the western side of the highway bounded by the Connors River and Lake Plattaway. Lotus Creek which feeds into the Connors River also intersects the western severance.
This western area of the property comprises a good balance of developed scrub with improved pastures introduced enhancing the growing and finishing country being about 27,300 hectares principally scrub country running onto the eastern bank of the Connors River.
The area to the east of the Marlborough Sarina Road being approximately 32,369 hectares comprises predominately good forest country with patches of scrub influence.
"Croydon Station" has a substantial homestead complex relative to the size of the property and carrying capacity including the homestead, managers residence, guest accommodation, two houses for employees and the workers quarters. Other infrastructure includes garage/workshop, storeroom, machinery shed, hay shed, stables and numerous other buildings.
There are two sets of yards, with the homestead yards being recently updated with a system of lanes to facilitate mustering. The fencing is predominately in good condition with a capital works programme implemented in 2015.
The property is very well watered with numerous natural waters supported by nineteen dams on the western severance with seven dams on the eastern severance. In addition, there are two equipped bores and two permanent natural waterholes equipped with pumps along Lotus Creek being Sheep Station Hole' and Highway Hole' being either side of the Marlborough Sarina Road. Lotus Creek also provides permanent and semi-permanent holes.
A Rare Opportunity to Purchase.. "Croydon Station"
Tender Closing Monday 28th June
Phone Pat O’Driscoll Knight Frank AgriBusiness Qld
Mobile +61 418 792 571
Tom Acton Knight Frank AgriBusiness Qld
Mobile +61 417 600 124
Richard Brosnan Ray White Rural - Rockhampton
Mobile - 0400 361 114