SOLD – “Echidna Valley” Emerald, QLD


"Echidna Valley"

383 Moriarty Road, Emerald QLD 4720


For Sale by Negotiations

Situated on the east bank of the Nogoa River just 9 kilometres south from the town centre of Emerald, sealed bitumen access road to the boundary, with internal roads mostly all weather.



Total Area - 542.09 hectares
Lot 22 SP223646 Freehold Tenure.
Shire of Central Highlands Regional Council.
Rates —$12,700 per half year



Predominately sandy loam type soils, lesser areas of darker scrub soil influences. Originally timbered with brigalow, box and ironbark, the total area with the exception of shade patches developed and cutter barred at some stage. A total of 133 hectares set up for flood furrow irrigation by head ditch and gated pipe supply. Balanced by a wide mixture of soil types, excellent climatic characteristics, and an average long term annual rainfall of 641mm.

The bulk of the area is currently used for grazing and carries prolific stands of mainly buffel fattening pastures, as well as influences of euracloa and introduced legumes.


The production capability of the property is anchored by a 400 megalitre medium priority water allocation which is included in the sale, an additional 396 megalitres of water allocation would be available for sale to the successful purchaser if required. The irrigation supply is sourced from the Weemah main supply channel which traverses the property and forms the bulk of the length of the northern boundary.

Water is also captured and stored in 5 earth dams, up to a holding capacity of 56 mega litres, this largest dam currently has an outlet pipe under repair. Tail water from the irrigable area can be returned to 2 of these dams, and water from one of these dams is pumped through a 50mm poly line to the cattle yards.

Irrigation water is gravity fed from the main supply channel to a well, from where a 12" China pump, powered by a 6-cylinder diesel motor, sends it through 300mm mains to the irrigation supply ditches. The diesel motor is fed by 1 x 1,000 litre and 1 x 2000 litre high stand fuel tanks. The second source of supply is from the big dam, by a 10" l0HBG - 40 China pump, powered by a tractor PTO, through 250mm mains. 1 x 1,000 and lx 2,000 litre fuel tanks provide fuel to move water from this source.


Structural improvements comprise a 20m x 14m lockable steel igloo shaped grain and general purpose shed with concreted floor, 12m x 12m open stand steel machinery shed and a large set of timber cattle yards complete with drafting, branding and loading facilities and holding paddocks. Water laid onto yards.

Gravel & Sand Agreement

A lease agreement in relation to the sand, gravel and loam deposits, is currently in effect with approximately 2 years of the current term to run. Full details of the terms and conditions of this agreement will be available to interested parties on request.


"Echidna Valley" is one of the few remaining significant development opportunities with a diverse range of income options adjacent to the Emerald town boundary. Longer term potential gains will also become available with future subdivisional opportunity.



Terry Ray: 0427 821 177

Matt Beard 0428 765 687

Bryton Virgo: 0477 318 224

Tony Prentice 0417 709 778