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Railway giant sells off rural land

BIG SALE: Ray White Rural real estate agent Peter Douglas is leading the Aurizon property sale.
BIG SALE: Ray White Rural real estate agent Peter Douglas is leading the Aurizon property sale. Contributed

FIFTY new land parcels have hit the rural market as railway giant Aurizon starts to sell off its surplus land holdings.

Stretching from as far north as Cardwell and south as Ipswich, the properties range from vacant land, rural holdings, industrial land, residential homes and some quarters.

Ray White Rural real estate agent Peter Douglas said he had never been a part of a sale as diverse as this one.

"Andrew Goodall and I were very happy to be selected as the agents involved in this process," he said.

Some of the properties comprise of surplus land left over from the creation of Queensland's rail network.

"This has been going on for some time," he said.

"Aurizon made it very clear that the first stage of this process was giving back to local communities and have passed a number of holdings back to local councils.

"This has been very warmly welcomed by councils and local people across the state during the last couple of months.

"The second stage is to offer some rural lots to long-term neighbours and many have taken this up."

Mr Douglas said last week he inspected a Cardwell property that had an ocean view.

"There are also two good house blocks coming on the market in Esk," he said.

"There are enough different styles that we will field inquiries from multitude of different people, but I think a lot of properties will go to local inquiries."

The sites are available across regional Queensland in towns such as Cardwell, Ingham, Townsville, Hughenden, Cloncurry, Mount Isa, Sarina, Dysart, Emerald, Biloela area, Maryborough area, Murgon, Yarraman, Esk and Ipswich.

Topics:  aurizon real estate


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