Defence acquisitions could boost North Queensland rural market: HTW

Defence acquisitions could boost North Queensland rural market: HTW
Defence acquisitions could boost North Queensland rural market: HTW

Demand is heating up for forest breeding country in the Burdekin River Valley from the Belyando in the south to Mount Garnet, Einasleigh and Georgetown in the north.

There is a shortage of forest breeding country on the market, valuer Herron Todd White's recent rural report suggested.

"There is a market disrupter in the room in the form of the Department of Defence," the firm suggested.

HTW advised as this year progresses, the property clock for this region of North Queensland is likely to rise from the nine o’clock (rising) position towards twelve o’clock (peak).

"Depending on how the Defence negotiations play out, this market may see record values later in the year. 

"There is a distinct possibility of vendors re-entering the market as buyers with significantly enhanced cash and reduced debt to acquire replacement cattle stations for the ones that they may have just sold to Defence.

"It will be interesting to see if any of the deals break the springs of the property clock!"

The valuation firm suggested there  ay be some overflow of demand in neighbouring market areas.

"These may include the Desert Uplands and the Hughenden basalts and the Georgetown, Einasleigh and Mount Garnet areas," it suggested.

The following table provides a run around the ridges of the north and north-west Queensland grazing property market areas:

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