Sunshine Coast

Last links with pioneering Sunshine Coast family set to end with Coochin Creek farm sale

The sale of a prime 43.11ha block of farmland overlooking Pumicestone Passage will bring an end to the pioneering Roy family’s association with Coochin Creek spanning almost a century.

01 Feb 2021

The sale of a prime 43.11ha block of farmland overlooking Pumicestone Passage will bring an end to the pioneering Roy family’s association with Coochin Creek spanning almost a century.

It was in 1930 that brothers Harry, Gordon and Jack Roy - members of a family synonymous with citrus growing on the Sunshine Coast - moved to Coochin Creek on horseback from the Palmwoods district.

They grew lemons and naval oranges on a 37,000-tree citrus orchard, established a turf farm and built a jetty from which packed fruit could be taken by boat to the markets in Brisbane. The brothers also carved a road from their property to Beerwah - a thoroughfare that still bears the family name.

The last that remains of the farming land worked by five generations of the Roy family, comprising two lots, a homestead block and a 40.47ha strawberry farm, is now up for sale.

CBRE and Colliers International, two of the Sunshine Coast’s largest commercial property agencies, have joined forces to market the property, with their respective managing directors Rem Rafter and Nick Dowling coordinating the sale.

The 1807 Roys Road property has direct waterfront access - complete with its own jetty - and offers outstanding views to Pumicestone Passage.

The 2.64ha home block includes a large, well-equipped four-bedroom dwelling with an inground pool, a large packing shed, machinery and storage sheds.

Adjacent is a 40.47ha agricultural lot, dotted with four large dams, which is ideally suited to strawberry cultivation – the property’s current use - or a turf farm. There are water mains lines running under the property, with hydrants ensuring the land is drought-proof.

The property is accessed by Roys Road, a sealed thoroughfare which links Coochin Creek to the Bruce Highway.

It is a short drive to beaches, shops and tourism attractions on the Sunshine Coast, as well as being approximately 40 minutes’ drive from both Brisbane and Sunshine Coast airports.

Mr Rafter noted that while the land was zoned Rural, with Stockland’s massive Aura development almost on its boundary, and Pelican Waters not far away, there was a possibility that future state and local governments might consider alternate uses for the land.

The property is also expected to appeal to purchasers seeking a rural lifestyle close to metropolitan areas.

The two lots are being offered separately or in-one-line via an Expressions of Interest, closing on Thursday, 4th March 2021 at 12 noon.

 

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