THE listing of a productive farm just two kilometres from the centre of Glen Innes will appeal to a buyer with a business bent.
The 82 hectare property “Hill Top” belonging the Peter and Leigh Walker has approval to be subdivided into 106 lots. The lots would become available in eight stages across 19.8 hectares of the property.
The new owner could also entertain the subdivision of an additional five lots across the remaining 13.5ha.
“The beauty of the property is it’s a bit undulating, every block will have a view. We think it’s a prime bit of real estate,” said Peter Walker.
In its entirety the property, mostly basalt country, can accommodate up to 20 head of cattle.
“Hill Top” initially belonged to Leigh Walker’s father, Eric Kerr. In total it’s been in her family’s ownership for 70 years.
During Eric’s ownership “Hill Top” was run as a sheep operation. He also ran a market garden.
When the Walker’s took over they began running cattle.
In recent years they’ve focused on creating a quality body of stock feed.
The beauty of the property is it’s a bit undulating, every block will have a view.
“All the paddocks are sown down to improved pasture. It’s all got a regular super history so it really is quite a productive little block.”
The Walker’s three children Kylie, Michael and Mandy grew up on the property.
While Michael has become an engineer with Qantas in Perth and Mandy has become a business advisor in Tamworth, Kylie has made a career out of her passion for the land.
Kylie’s stud cattle, from Battalion Herefords, are currently grazing at “Hill Top”.
The four-bedroom home at the property was built 14 years ago to replace the family’s original home which was destroyed by fire.
The Walkers built a modern brick home featuring open plan living area with a north facing lounge room.
Water is highly secure at “Hill Top”. It is provided by three poly rain water tanks with a total capacity 66,000 litres. There are also six dams and a town water connection.
“Hill Top” will be auctioned at Ray White’s Brisbane headquarters on August 11.