THREE Baralaba district properties have sold at a Ray White Rural auction for a combined $7.425 million.
All three properties were bought by Katie Dunne from Duaringa.
The 1157ha (2859 acres) Hardwood block sold for $3m. That price is equal to about $9325/ha ($1049/acre).
The 822ha (2032 acres) Clayfield homestead block sold for $2.25m. That price is equal to about $2737/ha ($1107/acre).
The 648ha (1601 acres) Softwood block sold for $2.175m. That price is equal to about $3356/ha ($1358/acre).
Marketing agent Richard Brosnan, Ray White Rural Rockhampton, said 16 parties had registered for the auction.
Hardwood covers 1157ha (2859 acres) and is 29km north east of Baralaba on the Kokotungo-Donn Road. The country is heavier brown and black clay soils merging into light mixed forest and scrub soils. There are four dams and three paddock troughs. Hardwood has five paddocks and steel yards.
Clayfield covers 822ha (2032 acres) and is 28km north east Baralaba, also on the Kokotungo-Don Road. The cleared country was originally timbered with brigalow, blackbutt and bottle tree, with softwood undergrowth. Soils range from alluvial loams and clays. There are semi-permanent waterholes in the Don River, which forms one boundary of the property. Clayfield has two dams and has five paddocks. Improvements include a three bedroom residence, second dwelling, sheds and yards.
Softwood covers 648ha (1601 acres) and is located 12km north of Baralaba on the Olinda Road. The freehold property comprises of mostly brigalow, blackbutt, bottle tree scrub soils with forest influences of box and ironbark in parts. Soils are mostly heavier clays in the scrub country, becoming gravelly into the ridge country. Softwood is watered by three dams. There are three paddocks and a set of timber cattle yards.