|Land Size||855.65 acres|
|Topography||The topography of this property is predominantly soft undulating granite country comprises of 85% of the soil type with approximately 10% trap and 5% basalt.|
|Water Supply||'Ponds Creek' boasts a reliable water supply in the form of 48 dams, 2 of which are spring fed. In the 100 plus years of family ownership, the family have never run out of dam water. In addition to numerous dams, Ponds Creek runs through the middle o|
|Shedding & Improvements||- Substantial 5 bay machinery shed built in 2010 - 2 bay machinery shed with cement floor & power - Hay Shed - 3 Stand shearing shed with sheep yards. - Second set of sheep yards across the creek. - Large weather shed - Cattle yards p|
|Fencing||- Fenced into 30 paddocks - Brand new boundary fence - rabbit netting - Majority good internal fences, which are mostly plain wire with top barb wire.|
'Ponds Creek' is approx. 855.65 ac / 346.28 ha of unrestricted freehold land.
"Ponds Creek" is located on the well renowned Northern Tablelands in the New England region of NSW and is situated approximately half way between Sydney and Brisbane.
The property is 50km east of the regional city of Armidale on a sealed road. With an estimated resident population of over 30,000 it has a lot to offer all ages., particularly in education with 3 private schools, new Armidale Secondary College & the University of New England.
140km in the other direction lies the coastal city of Coffs Harbour with a population of over 70,000 people. Whether your off-farm hobbies are rural or coastal, this property lies in the heart of them all.
The topography of this property is predominantly soft undulating granite country comprises of 85% of the soil type with approximately 10% trap and 5% basalt.
There has been a pasture improvement program in place for 48 years at 'Ponds Creek'. Species planted include perennial rye grass, plantain, cocksfoot, red / white / sub clovers, fescue and turnips. 60% - 70% of the property is regularly slashed or mulched putting organic matter back into the soil. The property offers scope for further pasture improvement.
'Ponds Creek' has been fertilized almost every year since 1968 with some early history dating back to the late 1950's. During this time lime & calphos have been applied in addition to super phosphate which has been applied at 112kg/ha annually.
The owners have undertaken a Landcare program since 1979 planting a variety of trees and shrubs to provide extra shade and shelter for livestock. Pine trees were planted in 1979-1993, followed by native species planted during 1994-2008 all of which are now well-established providing protection and allowing for earlier shearing & lambing.
Approximately 65% of the understory planted includes five different varieties of wattles, three varieties of bottle brushes and tea tree. Native tree species range from yellow and grey box, two types of peppermint along with two types of gum and stringybark. The current owners have planted approximately 100,000 trees and have roughly 500 new seedlings coming each year.
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