Mackenzie River block Maynes cracks $6.5 million

Mark Phelps
By Mark Phelps
Updated November 30 2021 - 11:45pm, first published 6:30am
RAY WHITE RURAL: Alan and Jennifer Acton, Wilpeena, Dingo, have paid $6.5 million for the 1334 hectare freehold property Maynes.

ALAN and Jennifer Acton, Wilpeena, Dingo, have paid $6.5 million for Maynes, a 1334 hectare (3296 acre) freehold property on the Mackenzie River.

The purchase price paid at a Ray White Rural auction in Rockhampton on Tuesday is equal to about $4873/ha ($1972/acre). The Actons already have country near Maynes, including Werribee.

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Marketing agent Netty Wendt, Ray White Rural, Gracemere, said five of the seven parties which had registered to bid were active at the auction.

Located on the Fitzroy Developmental Road between Blackwater, Dingo and Middlemount, Maynes was until recently part of the larger property Bingegang.

The predominantly buffel grass property comprises of cleared brigalow country, with of black soil flats, rising through to a sand ridge.

Maynes is divided into five paddocks, with a set of portable steel cattle yards. Some areas were previously used for cropping.

The carrying capacity is said to be 300 breeders with progeny, or the equivalent for backgrounding or fattening cattle.

Water is sourced from a 1.35km frontage to the Mackenzie River and a dam.

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