Aptly named after the creek that meanders through it, Dicks Creek is a fabulous 229 acre property with a bristling array of infrastructure and natural assets.
Located just 27kms from the ACT border, Dicks Creek is perfect for the committed commuter farmer, or livestock production professional looking for centralised infrastructure and extra grazing country.
Firstly, if you are serious about production, water should be at the very top of your needs list.
The property's creek fed main dam has an estimated surface area of 16 acres, and a wall height of around 9.8m. Yes folks; 16 acres in surface area!
Along with the dam being the property's central source of paddock water, it's also sustainably stocked with Murray Cod that have been caught/released weighing in at 2kg-11kg. The dam is in superb condition, licensed and holds beautiful stock water. But, as its more like a private lake, its a great spot for canoeing, swimming and general enjoyment too.
Supplementing the main dam and creek frontages, there are 2 other distributed dams, plus a bore.
Secondly, the block is currently sectioned into 9 paddocks, most of which are for stock grazing, but 100mm irrigation mains has been channelled underground across 50 acres for paddock hay production and cropping. Another 20 acres of country can easily be annexed for additional irrigation boosted feed production.
Diversification wise, 438 oak truffle trees have been established on the western side of the property, and it's estimated that these trees will commence their production phase by 2020.
Lastly, the property's infrastructure is also very serious.
The 3 gigantic sheds include an enormous 1,750m2 feed lot shed, a 12,000-16,800 bale steel hay shed, and a 600m2 farm shed with integrated butchery and secure workshop bays. The feed lot shed (or part of it) could be modified into an indoor equestrian arena.
The property's residence consists of an original 3 bedroom manager's cottage, with a 1 bedroom relocatable studio adjacent to its side.
The manager's cottage is very comfortable, and sheltered on 3 sides by the most beautiful trellised trumpet vines that you've ever seen. Delightfully private, the cottage has wonderful views across the cropping paddocks down to the main dam. The cottage and house block area are surrounded by mature evergreen trees, and there are nicely cultivated vegetable/herb gardens for the cottage kitchen.
The adjacent farm shed provides parking for around 7 cars, but some of the bays could be fitted out as stables with day yards added to the fronts. The integrated fully operational butchers' shop comes complete with its own cool room.
If you want to build another dwelling on the property there's an excellent site just down towards the dam in front of the existing house block, or on any number of sites closer to the property's entrance.
Alternatively, with the property's of land area being in excess of 200 acres, obtaining approval for 40ha sub-division of the block into two lots is very high.
Essentially, Dicks Creek is a dynamic rural property with a very unique complexion. Whilst it suits those of you with a passion for productivity, its short drive to Canberra places it effectively in the commuter belt for part-time farmers.
Along with its functionality, it's also an enjoyable property. The massive dam provides an excellent venue for water sports and fishing, and the country is ideal for horse riding and biking.
Property Technical Specifications - Production / Rural
Block: 92.56ha/228.72acres (straddles Dicks Creek Road, but 98% of the land is on the southern side of the road)
Block topography: level to undulating towards the rear and centre, with a more pronounced (but stock friendly) gradient towards the Dicks Creek Road frontage
Block clearance factor: 96% cleared for stock grazing & feed cropping, established tree lines plus mature native stock shelter trees
Block paddock configuration: currently divided into 9 large stock paddocks - 3 of these are trough watered, with 6 having stock access to the permanent Dicks Creek frontage or dams
50 acres of paddock area (with an easy +20 acre option) has been set for livestock feed production - 100mm irrigation mains has been channelled underground across these areas
Pasture improvements: none during the current owner's period, no fertiliser application whatsoever, purely stock paddock rotation management to maintain pastures
Truffle production: 438 oak truffle trees (that are forecast to be at production level in 2 years) have been established in their own micro-climate paddock on the western side of the property - 64 tonnes of lime was added to the truffle paddock to bring the soil pH balance into line with deemed maximum truffle conditioning
massive creek fed dam with an estimated surface area of 16 acres with a 32'/9.8m deep dam wall - heavily stocked with Murray Cod - water is pumped up to 2 x 10,000gall concrete header tanks (through 2" underground pipes) sited on the highest point of the property; from this point the water is piped down to a secondary 10,000gall tank (for gravity on-feed) to the house block in one direction, & down to the feed lot shed on the other direction
double-sided Dicks Creek frontage - stock access
smaller dam located near the cattle yards in truffle paddock with adjacent 100mm irrigation hydrant with 2 pipes connected to the large dam for top-up as needed
storage dam located adjacent to the feed lot that is fed from the (1,750m2) feed lot roof
on-property bore - encased shaft
50m x 35m steel covered feed lot shed with integrated and facing livestock pens & water troughs (council approved) - currently not in use, however the vendor has had many proposals by meat producers to use the facility for finishing Wagyu beef cattle - this facility could be re-engineered into a mostly enclosed riding arena
12,000 - 16,800 bale enclosed hay shed
50m x 12m farm/machinery shed (located on the house block), 75% concrete flooring, mezzanine levels, ample fluoro lighting & power points
fully operational butcher shop (in the above shed) with external concrete slaughter floor & overhead gantry - shop is equipped with 1.8m x 1.8m x 1.8m fan-forced cool room with rails & shelves, hanging rails & cutting benches, 3 medium sized freezers
operational cattle yards
1.4km on-property roadway that easily accommodates large livestock semi's
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