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ULTIMATE JUNE, 2017

Real Estate Guide

QUAINT COTTAGE LIVING IN MILES BLACKALL’S COUNTRY LIFESTLYE IMPRESSES

DALBY OFFERS IDEAL BALANCE


ULTIMATE REAL ESTATE :: CONTENTS

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Page 3 :: Beautiful Emerald

Do not go another year without exploring this incredible part of Queensland. Emerald is the ideal place to raise a family.

Page 7 :: Consider Blackall for relaxed living

Art thrives in Blackall and the town offers so much to see and do.

Page 9 :: Picturesque Cunnamulla

WELCOME

Cunnamulla is a pretty town with enchanting streets, historic buildings and friendly residents.

THERE is no denying change is afoot in western Queensland. With solar taking off in the Dalby and Miles regions and the continuing resource explorations and gas well developments in the Maranoa region, now is the time to invest and capitalise on this change. And while monopolising on opportunity is often a driving force behind ones decision to relocate, for anyone considering a move to these areas, the benefits certainly do not stop there. There is something truly mesmerising about life on the land and as you will find, these regions encompass the very essence and spirit of rural living. Salt-of-the-Earth people and a relaxed lifestyle combine to make such destinations not only attainable but incredibly attractive. The powerful draw of rural life is hard to resist and with an abundance of opportunity on the horizon, now is the time to answer the call and offer your family an unparalleled lifestyle of space and freedom. — Carmen Miller

Page 11 :: Discover Dalby

For a mix of city and country life, look no further than Dalby.

Page 13 :: Roma is sure to wow

With a huge variety of industries, schools and things to do, Roma has it all.

Page 15 :: Quilpie is sure to impress

Steeped in history, visitors will love learning all about this quaint town.

Page 17 :: Miles

Community spirit runs deep in Miles. Take a trip to the town to discover what it is all about.

CONTACT US

Editor and Designer : Carmen Miller E: carmen.barclay@thechronicle.com.au Cover: Windsor Cottage, Miles. This property is listed with Ray White Rural Miles. The listing agent is David Sweetapple. For further information on the property, turn to Page 21. Advertising Sales: Phone 07 4672 9902 Dalby Nicole McDougall E: Nicole.mcdougall@dalbyherald.com.au Chinchilla Bobbie Gorring E: bobbie.gorring@chinchillanews.com.au Roma, St George, Charleville Greg Latta E: greg.latta@westernstarnews.com Emerald, Central Highlands Karin-Ane King E: karin-ane.king@cqnews.com.au General Manager Erika Brayshaw E; Erika.brayshaw@chinchillanews.com.au Publisher’s indemnity: Ultimate Real Estate Guide is published by News Corp Australia. Those who make advertising placement and/or supply copy material or editorial submissions to Ultimate Real Estate Guide undertake to ensure that all such material does not infringe any copyright, trademark, defamation, libel,slander or title, breach of confidence, does not contain anything obscene or indecent, or does not infringe the trade practices act or other laws, regulations or statutes. Further to the abovementioned these persons agree to indemnify the publisher and/or its agents against any investigations, claims or judgements.

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ULTIMATE REAL ESTATE :: EMERALD

CALL STUNNING EMERALD HOME Emerald has so much to offer residents and families thanks to an array of lifestlye options and a friendly, community-feel.

BEAUTIFUL SPOT: Fairbairn Dam, a loved spot of locals and tourists travelling to the Emerald region.

Fairbairn Dam is a holiday destination in itself

EMERALD is a truly stunning part of Queensland and offers the perfect environment in which to rasie a family. Emerald was established in 1879 to providie a base for the Western Railway. A large, modern country town, Emerald was named after ‘Emerald Downs Hill’, which is located just north of the town. Emerald is the hub of the Central Highlands and the gateway to the richest sapphire fields in the southern hemisphere, the Sapphire Gemfields. Agriculture in the region is thriving and this was

due in part to the construction of the Fairbairn Dam and the Emerald Irrigation Scheme in 1972. These developments allowed for the significant growth of agriculture and from there, many more initiatives and developments have stemmed. Coal mining with the Bowen Basin began in 1977 and this was initiated through the dam constructions and its associated Lake Maraboon. Fairbairn Dam is a holiday destination in itself with a selection of cabin, caravan and camping accommodation. The lake is stocked with eight different kinds of

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fish including barramundi, but is famous for the Red Claw Crayfish. Once famous for its reputation as a major sunflower producer, Emerald is now home to the world's biggest Van Gogh sunflower painting on an easel located in Morton Park at the western end of Clermont Street (Capricorn Highway). The superstructure is 25 metres high with approximately 13.6 tonnes of steel involved in its construction. Emerald is the hub of the Central Highlands and a wonderful place to live and raise a family. Page 3


1245 Selma Rd, Emerald Qld 4720 100 acres with lots of water, lots of uses, lots of character! • 100 acres (40ha), 12 kms from Emerald on bitumen road. • Cattle rail front fence with grid. Other boundary fences in good order. Good body of mixed pastures for cattle or horses. 20 acres available for irrigation. • 4 bedroom brick homestead with ensuite. 5 x split system air cons. 3 bay drive through carport attached to house. Large wrap around patios and entertainment area with plumbed ice maker fridge. Expansive lawns with sprinkler system. • Water, water, water! Solar panels and pump from Nogoa River. 10ML river allocation (valued at approx $2000 per meg) plus 30ML per annum bore. 3 x 45000L water tanks equipped with pressure pumps. • Farm shed - 18 x 30 x 6m shed with 6m bays, 3 of which are concrete. Concrete wash bay adjacent to shed. 3 phase power to shed. Currently privately leased for $2200 (incl. GST) per month. • 2 bedroom donga with kitchen and ensuite / laundry. Fully plumbed with concrete patio. • 8 x 12 m shed with 2 roller doors converted to office block / rumpus room / gym with air con, data points, projector wiring. Fully insulated and lined with epoxy floor coating. Satellite internet, with NBN satellite upgraded in 2016. • 5 kms to recreational haven of Fairbairn Dam, first rate for water skiing, boating and fishing. • CHRC rates per half year (undiscounted) $726.70

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HERE’S yOUR gOLDEN OPPORTUNITy TO PURCHASE PRIME COMMERCIAL PROPERTy IN BLACkWATER

UPSTAIRS / DOWNSTAIRS UNIT - WILL SUIT INVESTOR OR HOME OCCUPIER Unit 7 / 17-19 Sandalwood Street

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• Fully Air Conditioned • 3 Bed 2 Bath Built-In Bedrooms • Upstairs: 2 Bed 1 Bath Open Plan Living Internal Stairs • Down: Bedsit including Kitchenette, Bathroom Upstairs and Downstairs Patio Area • DLUG with Laundry Area and Good Storage Excellent Condition Inside and Out This modern unit has everything required for comfortable living. Upon entry you can access the private ground level bedsit with kitchenette, built-in mirrored wardrobe, split system air conditioner, ceiling fan and

Fully Secured showroom, workshop and yard

tiled flooring to complete.The bathroom to one side comprises shower, toilet and vanity basin with tiled surrounds for ease of cleaning. With

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an outdoor patio area to relax on everything has been well thought out. The internal staircase takes you into a beautiful open plan living area giving a lasting impression.The well-appointed kitchen boasts an island bench with sink, dishwasher, wall oven, hot plates with rangehood and excellent cupboard space including ones overhead. Fully air conditioned with three split systems upstairs and one down cooling is well taken care.

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Mirror doored built-ins to all bedrooms with ceiling fans throughout to complete.The two upstairs bedrooms have carpet flooring with tiles to the bathroom and separate toilet. An outdoor patio area finishes this area off nicely.The DLUG also houses the laundry area with a large shelved storage area encompassing the remainder of the back wall. All in all a

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ULTIMATE REAL ESTATE :: BLACKALL

FRIENDLY SPIRIT AT HEART OF BLACKALL

Life in Blackall peaceful and welcoming thanks to ‘salt of the Earth’, laid-back locals. This is a huge drawcard for families looking to relocate to a place which boasts a strong community spirit. WHEN it comes to choosing a place for your family to call home, a tight-knit community often sits atop the list of wants. And as far as friendly, local atmosphere’s go— you would be hard pressed to find one more welcoming than Blackall. This is due in part to the communities “salt of the Earth” folk and the peaceful and relaxed atmosphere of the town. Blackall is located on the Matilda Highway and was named after Sir Samuel Blackall, the second Governor of Queensland. Art holds a significant place in the Blackall story, and a visit will allow you to marvel at the renowned works of sculptor Richard Moffat such as the Eagles Nest, Circle of Friends and Roly Poly and a three metre high Bottle Tree by Adriaan Vanderlugt, all made from scrap metal. Lifespan by Fredrick White is made largely from recycled bore casing, while Robert Bridgewater created the exceptional wood carvings “Wood, Water and Wool” and Jennie Scott’s Cutting Out depicts a rider and horse cutting out a steer. Also, one is not to forget to check out the numerous murals created by local artist Bob Wilson which are peppered throughout the town. The Don depicts wool being carted in the Blackall area in the 1920’s, and another exceptional piece lives at the Pioneer Bore. Along with the town’s stunning art— Blackall is home to many other significant sights and people. Blade shearer Jack Howe is renowned for setting the sheep shearing world record in 1892 at Alice Downs and he hailed from Blackall. Officially putting the town on the map due to his achievement, Jack Howe shorn 321 sheep in seven hours and 40 minutes. That incredible world record would go on to stand for another 58 years. Blackall was also the first Outback town to start drilling an artesian bore back in 1885. The historic Blackall Woolscour is the only wool-washing plant left fully intact in Australia and is an absolute must-see. It is open seven days a week all year round with hourly tours and runs on steam from May through to August. The Woolscour has one of the few remaining examples of a free flowing artesian bore. Also, as many may already know, Blackall is home to the Black Stump, which was used for surveying purposes and permanently marks the original Astro Station established in 1887. Anything west of this point is said to be “beyond the black stump”. In Shamrock Street you will find the Australian Labor Federation Memorial which commemorates the first meeting of the first shearers union in December 1886. In Memorial Park is a statue of Major Edgar Towner who was awarded the Victoria Cross and the Military Cross in WW1. A walk down Hawthorne Street will delight visitors when they stumble across the Masonic Lodge, built in 1908, and restored to its original condition. Ram Park is another spot in the town which is well-worth a visit. Boasting the famous “Big Ram”—Ram Park symbolises the importance of the wool industry to the town of Blackall. A trip to Blackall would not be complete without a stroll along the Barcoo River. Marvel at the stunning bird and wild life and take your time soaking in the sights. Last but certainly not least, Blackall’s Aquatic Centre offers the perfect space to unwind after all of your sightseeing. Boasting an artesian bubble-spa and 50m swimming pool —the Aquatic Centre is the ideal place to rest, relax and revive.

STEEPED IN HISTORY: Blackall's historic woolscour is the only wool-washing plant left fully intact in Australia and is an absolute must-see. PHOTO: PHOTO:BARRY LEDDICOAT

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ULTIMATE REAL ESTATE :: CUNNAMULLA

CUNNAMULLA HOME TO BEAUTIFUL SCENERY Cunnamulla has long thrived off the land, making it a wonderful place to live and prosper.

CHARLOTTE PLAINS: Just outside of Cunnamulla, this unique farm stay offers something for the whole family.

Charlotte plains is an authentic working sheep and cattle property 54 km east of Cunnamulla and offers an experience not to be missed.

LIFE in South West Queensland has always been focused around a love of the land and all it has to offer. And thankfully, for anyone looking to make the move to Cunnamulla—when you get there, this is exactly what you will find. Home to the beautiful Warrego River, scenic surrounding bush lands which boast hundreds of species of native flora and beautiful birds —it’s not hard to see why locals and visitors alike love Cunnamulla. Cunnamulla means long stretch of water in recognition of its position on the Warrego River. Beef, fat lamb and wool production, apiary, grapes, wildlife harvesting and opal mining are what the shire of Cunnamulla thrives off. As well as the bowling club and golf club there are a number of strong sporting clubs and social activities such as the bike riders, polocrosse, gun

club, tennis and swimming club. Cunnamulla is never shy of a great family-friendly event and it is always a good idea to plan a trip around either the annual show, a local race meeting or, the highlight event of each year, being the annual "Cunnamulla Fella Festival". Cowboys, bull riders, shearers and stockmen all converge on the famous town for one of the most diverse events in the state. There are plenty of things to do with a jam-packed program of entertainment with country music, live entertainment and a carnival atmosphere. The Cunnamulla Fella Festival makes for a great couple of days out for the whole family with plenty of activities for the kids. And while these events and festivals are wonderful attractions for the town—Cunnamulla’s vast offering does not stop there.

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As previously mentioned, the Warrego River is a truly stunning attraction and there is no better way to take in the sights than on a Warrego Boat Cruise, or with a simple trail walk along its banks. The Artesian Time Tunnel Experience at the Cunnamulla Fella Centre pays homage to the fact that Cunnamulla is home to an underground artesian water supply. This centre is also home to an art gallery and local museum. While visiting, why not take up one the station stays offered with the town to truly experience what life is like for those in the outback? Charlotte plains is an authentic working sheep and cattle property 54 km east of Cunnamulla and offers an experience not to be missed. Cunnamulla really does have something for each and everyone in the family and as you are sure to find, is one of Queensland’s prettiest towns. Page 9


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ULTIMATE REAL ESTATE :: DALBY

STUNNING SPOT: Lake Broadwater is a much-loved haunt for locals in the summer months to spend the day on the water with friends and family.

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BEST OF BOTH WORLDS You cannot go wrong choosing to settle in Dalby thanks to the balance it offers to families

Dalby has been described as a town where the city meets the country.

OFFERING the best of both worlds is a hallmark of the beautiful town of Dalby. Situated just an hour from Toowoomba, Dalby is the bustling business hub of the Surat Basin which boasts a close proximity to a major city, with the small-town feel so many of us crave. The town was founded in the early 1840s at a place known as The Crossing on Myall Ck. A small settlement was founded to assist travellers heading to Jimbour Station, which was eventually proclaimed a township in 1853. In 1859, Dalby was made part of Queensland, and was declared a municipality in August 1863.

Located in the Darling Downs region on fertile volcanic soil, the region has an extensive and diverse agricultural industry including cotton,sorghum, wheat and barley. The town has a humid subtropical climate, which makes the region hotter and less humid in summer months and colder and drier during the winter. Other industries in the area include coal mining, manufacturing, and livestock farming. During the past decade, the landscape of the town and surrounding region has changed with the introduction of coal seam gas mining.

The industry has brought with it a population boom and increased jobs in the region. Dalby has been described as a town where the city meets the country. While the town maintains a close distance to major cities including Toowoomba and Brisbane, it offers a relaxed country atmosphere to call home. Locals love a weekend spent at beautiful Lake Broadwater, just 20km from the town centre. With quality facilities, friendly faces and plenty of opportunities, Dalby is the ideal place for anyone looking for rural living close to the big cities.

OPPORTUNITY ABOUNDS

ALWAYS EVOLVING: Karingal at Dalby Hospital serves the ageing residents of the town. PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED

FIRST-CLASS HEALTH THE Dalby Hospital is the town’s primary facility looking after residents’ well-being. Situated on Hospital Rd, the hospital offers a range of services including surgical, pathology, palliative care, aged care and maternity care. Also available at the hospital is medical imaging, physiotherapy, speech pathology and social workers.

Allied health provides dietetics, occupational therapy, pathology, pharmacy, physiotherapy, radiography, speech pathology and social work services. The Karingal Residential Aged Care Facility is also located on the hospital campus. Mental health services are provided across the Northern Downs district, including the Dalby Hospital.

GREAT INDUSTRY: Sorghum thrives in the Dalby region. THE beauty of the Dalby township is the many industries that thrive within the community and the various opportunities available to locals. In recent years, Dalby has served as a major administrative centre for the oil and gas exploration industry in south west Queensland, but there is so much more powering its economy. It also services a major power station at nearby Kogan Creek, and

with the announcement of a new solar farm on Blaxland-South Rd, it is set to become an energy shire for Queensland. Though coal mining has dropped off significantly, and it still produces ethanol from sorghum at its United Petroleum Bio Refinery – the first of its kind in Australia. Historically it was a significant hub for agricultural products including pigs and sheep, and its cattle

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Executive Style Home and Equine Delight FOR SALE $875,000

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ULTIMATE REAL ESTATE :: ROMA

ROMA HAS IT ALL Making it the perfect place to call home and settle your family in

BOOMING REGION: Roma Saleyards are a cornerstone of the town and represent the bustling industry in the area.

THERE is no denying that times have been tough in recent years for many communities however, there is plenty of opportunity and growth potential in many south western towns, such as Roma. Roma and the Maranoa have been and remain a hub for economic activity and growth in Regional Queensland. With new developments in both the private and government sectors happening all over the Maranoa, steady growth is a certainty. People looking to move to or invest in the Maranoa have plenty of reasons to be excited. Roma is in a better position than many other regional areas and key industries are all strong, with businesses like Royal on 99 and refurbishments like MGA Insurance lighting up the main centre of Roma. It has given the town a new spark and the

excitement is palpable. Record cattle prices and rain have meant graziers are doing better which brings trade to town. Roma is in line for a new hospital in the next twelve months and a new fire station is already being built. Both of which means more jobs in town and reinforces that Roma is a growing government hub. It is a great time to Live, Work and Invest in the Maranoa. Commerce Roma is the region’s leading Chamber of Commerce with over 100 members and growing. With a five year plan for the chamber and the economic community well under way, Roma is continually going from strength to strength.

BIG RIG PARKLANDS: Families and visitors alike love the Big Rig Parklands for weekends and time spent out in the sun. PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED.

BE WOWED BY ALL ROMA CAN OFFER Roma is a hub of activity and fun with something for every member of the family to enjoy. IF you speak with any Roma local, they are sure to proudly boast about all their great town has to offer. After a long day of working hard, Roma residents love nothing more than kicking back and enjoying one of the many activities available in this great region. Maranoa PCYC FOR those of you looking for a bit of fun and fitness, the Maranoa PCYC is the way to go for all kinds of sports. Started in 2012, the centre offers a

variety of different services, from badminton to basketball to boxing and everything in between. PCYC branch manager Sgt Greg Caletti said the centre had grown since its creation. "By the end of December 2013 we had a membership of around 1000," he said. "All funds generated through our PCYC go back into the PCYC through crime prevention programs and to provide a safe environment for our youth." Sgt Caletti said the options for

physical activity and fun were endless. Community Arts Centre LOOKING for something to do with your hands? Why not learn a new skill at the Community Arts Centre. The Silversmiths Roma Group Inc. leader Helen McEwan believes working with silver is an enjoyable and rewarding hobby to take part in. "I have a very stressful job that involves a lot of concentration and very long hours but coming down

here just resets my mind," Ms McEwan said. "And at the end of the day you get to take home a beautiful piece of jewellery." The silversmith workshops operate every fourth Saturday from 9am-4pm and every Friday night from 6.30pm at Studio 2, Roma Community Arts Centre. Pools THE Denise Spencer Memorial Pool, named after the Roma Olympic athlete from the 1940s and 1950s, is

open most of the year and runs classes and swimming squad for kids. There is also a water play park at the pool which the kids are sure to love. Walking and Parks The Adungadoo Walkway, which takes runners and walkers along the Bungil Creek through the middle of town, has plenty of greenery, BBQ areas and the famous Yarning Circle, used by the Mandandanji people for special occasions. The walkway leads into the Big Rig Parklands. Page 13


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ULTIMATE REAL ESTATE :: QUILPIE

A LITTLE SLICE OF PARADISE If you are looking for something different, Quilpie is the answer

WHEN it comes to having something different to offer; Quilpie is a destination that must be experienced to truly be appreciated. For anyone looking to experience a move to a remote community that is as beautiful as it is unique – Quilpie certainly fits this profile. With so much to offer visitors, a stop in this town is one you will certainly not regret. Steeped in history, the Quilpie Shire has everything from a fantastic natural history museum to residents who are third-generation pioneers which brings an added dimension of realism to the old stories. For all visitors, the Quilpie Visitor Information Centre, Museum and Gallery is a must-see. Located in the town’s main street, you are sure to learn all there is to know about this fascinating place at this wonderful facility. However, the fun that can be had in this great town certainly does not stop there. Next door to the centre be sure to learn about their proud Military history at the Quilpie Shire Military History Museum. Art is entrenched in the fantastic community of Quilpie, with the main street boasting murals and sculptures and incredible outback art at various locations throughout the shire. For those travellers who love the water, Lake Houdraman just north of Quilpie is well-worth a visit. Offerings cafe's and restaurants which are sure to delight the taste buds, visitors to this fantastic town will want for nothing. What are you waiting for? Pack up the kids and discover this beautiful slice of Queensland for yourself.

SLICE OF PARADISE: Lake Houdraman is a beautiful place to soak in the tranquility and is a much-loved spot for locals and visitors alike.. PHOTO: TOURISM AND EVENTS QUEENSLAND.

COMMUNITY SPIRIT: The parade through the main street of Quilpie as part of the Centenary celebrations in 2017 was a huge success and displayed the town’s tight-knit community. PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED Page 15


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53 Jabiru Street Quilpie, QLD

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0408 700 480

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ULTIMATE REAL ESTATE :: MILES

MILES SHINES So much on offer in the welcoming town of Miles

MILES epitomises relaxed, country living. From the down-to-earth locals, through to the community-spirited nature of the region — there is just so much to love about the great township of Miles. The area was explored by Ludwig Leichhardt who, in October, 1844, named a tributary of the Condamine River, Dogwood Creek. When the railway creek crossing was constructed and opened in 1878 by the Minister for Railways, William Miles, the settlement at the area was named after him. The town had always been a thriving agricultural hub of sheep and cattle, but these days the market is dominated by several prominent stud cattle lines, and a strong cropping industry. In recent years the town, which is 46km west of

Chinchilla, has experienced an explosion of activity as a result of the coal seam gas industry with hundreds of new houses built along with several new motels and large worker accommodation camps. The 2011 census listed Miles’ population at about 1800 people, however, the fluctuating nature of the CSG workforce means the area could have a population anywhere between that number and thousands more. A calendar favourite in the Miles district is the Beef, Bells and Bottle Tree Festival, a Biennial September showcase of community activities and events that capture the town’s living history, celebrate its relaxed country lifestyle, and provide ample opportunities for community and visitor involvement.

COMMUNITY EVENT: Miles' Beef Bells and Bottle Trees main festival parade. PHOTO: ALASDAIR YOUNG

SCHOOLING AT FOREFRONT OF THRIVING COMMUNITY

CREATIVE SCHOOL: Miles State High School grade 12 student Amy Newton with her winning artwork at the Beef, Bells and Bottle Tree Festival gala opening night. PHOTO: MATTHEW NEWTON FOR any community to truly thrive, schooling within the region is imperative. Luckily for anyone looking to make the move to Miles, schooling in the town and surrounding areas is not only present, but is of a very high standard. As well as Miles’ own state school, the area also boasts thriving state schools at Drillham, Dulacca, Condamine, Wandoan and Taroom. In 2013 Miles State School became one of Queensland’s first Independent Public Schools. A trial program for a period of four years, the Independent Public School initiative aims to increase autonomy in decision making, cut red tape and remove layers of management to improve outcomes for students. The move has already seen great success amongst students in the region. After completing their schooling with a tight-knit group of friends at primary school, many students go on to study at Miles State High School.

A jewel in the school’s crown is the state-of-the-art Trade Training Centre. The Miles High Training Centre provides a range of quality trade training opportunities for students in the areas of engineering and furnishings. Students in the centre work on projects that are used within the wider Miles community with quality projects ranging from picnic tables and seating that will be used in local estates, display cabinets for the Miles Historical Village and a range of products for other local organisations. The other stand out in the Miles district’s educational capacity is Columboola Environmental Centre which all are proud of. The Education Queensland centre can offer full program support for up to 75 students. The expert teaching team runs activities such as water ecology, canoeing, orienteering, high and low ropes, problem solving and team building, to name a few, for visiting school groups from right across Queensland.

STUNNING SCENERY: Chinamans Lagoon is a must-see.

PHOTO: RACHEL NUTTALL

CULTURE AND HISTORY CORNERSTONE OF MILES MILES Historical Village and Museum is one of Australia’s leading regional museums. It was officially opened in 1971, and over the years has developed into one of the premier tourism attractions within the region. The Village was the vision of some very inspiring community members who wanted to create a place where history could be preserved in a street scape style for one and all to enjoy. There are currently more than 30 buildings with amazing collections and links to a bygone era. Some of these include the shell house, coach house, blacksmiths, general store, post office, bakery, Union

Hotel, barbers, chemist, the beautiful Rose Cafe, a bank, hospital, and a butcher. The Village is open from 8am to 5pm every day, except Christmas Day. Just up the highway towards town is the region’s premier art gallery and library, Dogwood Crossing. Dogwood Crossing, Miles, is a centre for community, creativity and inspiration. Offering a first-class regional art gallery, library, IT centre event space, workshop room and social history displays, Dogwood Crossing is the leading cultural institution for the Western Downs region.

The centre and its staff play a key leadership, advocacy and advisory role in the region’s arts and cultural development. The innovative centre is strongly supported by the community it serves and is a destination frequently visited by travellers. More recently, the services it provides have been taken up by transient workers, resource companies and new families to the area. When it comes to natural attractions, the Chinaman’s Lagoon and Gil Weir just to the south of town on the Leichhardt Hwy should not be missed.

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• Separate Media Room, zone ducted air conditioning throughout. • Outdoor alfresco area, Double lockup garage with internal access. • Set on 972m2 approx. fully fenced yard with a 5000L rain water tank

Address 39 Cypress Pines Drive, Miles, QLD Contact Julie Morris

0407 536 473

Property ID 17247965

Book for an inspection today

Block Size - 1,305m Building Floor Area - 300m 2

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Address

121 Akers Gully Rd, Miles, QLD

Contact

Julie Morris

Property ID

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Address

6A Pine Street, Miles, QLD

Contact

Julie Morris

Property ID

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FOR SALE $385,000

Block Size - 758m2

0407 536 473

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• Magnificent home presents luxury living • Expansive living both formal and informal • Gourmet kitchen, abundant storage • Three king size bedrooms all with built-ins • Large main bedroom, en-suite & walk-in robe • Home theatre room with projector & screen • Perfect entertaining area with surround sound • Awesome sheds and covered parking areas • Perfectly situated over two allotments

Address

6 Bishop Drive, Miles, QLD

Contact

Julie Morris

Property ID

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• Magnificent home showcases spacious living • Beautiful kitchen with all modern appliances • Three living areas and one as large media room • Master bedroom ensuite and large walk-in robe • Four spacious bedrooms and an office/bedroom • Entertainment area overlookings large backyard • Three bay shed with awning and 3 phase power

Address

41 Daisy Street, Miles, QLD

Contact

Julie Morris

Property ID

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PROPERTY

FOR SALE $589,000

Block Size - 8041m2

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Ray White Rural ...... a force to be reckoned with ...

“KAKOHIE” Butlers Road, Miles 640 Acres of Grazing, Close to Miles

Looking for a picturesque, quiet, slightly out of town, yet still convenient to town acreage to call your own - look no further then Kakohie. Call to arrange an inspection of this 640 acre property on Butlers Road, 20 km from Miles - you will not be disappointed.

A nice starter block, or a good additional Contact David for an inspection. fattening property, it is in a great location David Sweetapple close to feedlots and meat works.

Mobile: 0416 272 700

Extensively cleared in a predominantly

white vegetation area, it iswell grassed with Buffel, Gatton panic, Rhodes, Bambatsi and native grasses. There was some blade ploughing done in 2012.Areas of brigalow and belah country, with some ironbark and wilga.The property is well fenced into 7 paddocks and also has good stable timber cattle yards ready for use. Cultivated areas for forage cropping (sorghum and oats). Water is sourced through four good dams.

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Ray White Rural Miles has opened its doors for trading across all sectors of the real estate market and all locations within the Surat Basin. Previously operating as HUB Real Estate, the office was primarily focused on residential sales and property management within Miles, Chinchilla and Wandoan townships. Under the Ray White Rural banner, however, this team of enthusiastic and customer focused professionals now have all the tools they need to be able to not only focus on residential sales and property management but also commercial, industrial and more strategically rural. Ray White Rural CEO Stephen Nell said it was a pleasure to welcome Jon and his team to the Ray White family. He was impressed on his recent visit with both the office and the staff. ‘Our ambition is to become the agency of choice for both rural and residential real estate in the region’ said Licenced Principal Jon Kingston. ‘He prides his team on their dedication to each of their communities as they are aware that it reflects on them personally.’ Since rebranding on April 3rd, the office is already seeing the effects that the Ray White brand is having on business. ‘People are recognising the brand as one to either sell or buy through, resulting in properties being sold before they are even listed. It’s a real turnaround from where the market has been the last couple of years’ said Salesperson David Sweetapple. Their recent successful auction of rural property ‘Cardiff’ saw 19 inspections, 12 registered bidders and a positive result for the seller. As the property draws to settlement, the upshot still remains that we have numerous finance approved potential purchasers still looking to buy property around the area. ‘It is great to see such confidence in the rural industry’ said Mr Kingston. The Ray White Rural Miles team is keen to expand its portfolio of properties to market and is looking for business.

An inspection will not disappoint.

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Windsor Cottage; The Manor of Green Acre Estate Miles

Contemporary living with a 1920’s classic charm, this spacious 4 bedroom home has been restored to its original majestic state set to allure any buyer. Set on a massive 7921m2, this Queenslander home was built in the 1920’s, and still comprises pressed metal, 4m high ceilings. Contact David for an inspection. This timeless country abode oozes street appeal by the gorgeous white picket fence David Sweetapple However, modern conveniences have not been out ion the renovation - a wood fire heater, Mobile: 0416 272 700 left split system Air Conditioning, modern kitchen,

Prestige, Presence & Practical...

separate lounge to dining, massive bathroom are all included. The property also includes a massive shed, with power, new water tanks, town water and 3 phase power. This property has been designed with entertainment areas to embrace the best on family living, while offering all the conveniences of modern living, but remaining true to its 1920’s style. For your chance to own a piece of paradise, or to book an inspection, call David on 0416 272 700

AUCTION - 20 JULY 11am ONSITE 2/37 Condamine Street, Miles

Modern Two-Storey Unit

and separated toilet, but bathroom situated in close proximity to bedrooms for convenience. Ducted zoned reverse cycle air conditioning. Single lock up garage with internal door plus an extra car park for visitors. Concrete driveway. Courtyard fully fenced and private. Unit 2 is on the preferred east side , capturing the morning sun. This unit would rent very quickly if it was furnished and ready to move in.

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Unit 2 is a modern double storey open plan design with very modern fittings and fixtures. Very functional design with no wasted space and plenty of storage cupboards. Neat front porch with north facing aspect. Tiled living and wet areas, kitchen with gas stove top, electric oven Contact David for an inspection. and dishwasher. 4 good sized bedrooms, all with built in wardrobes and quality carpet, main David Sweetapple bedroom has a private en suite. Main centrally Mobile: 0416 272 700 located bathroom with bath, shower and vanity,


5 Weldon Street, Wandoan

Wandoan Wintery Wonder Contact David for an inspection.

David Sweetapple Mobile: 0416 272 700

This solid Wandoan property is on a 809m2 block complete with fenced backyard and dog enclosure. Featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 modern bathrooms, 3 split system air conditioners, and a family sized wood heater - perfect for Wandoan Winters, and a single carport so all the conveniences are covered. Outside there is town water plus rainwater tank so water is not a worry. New to Ray White Rural, give David a call to inspect.

5 Daisy Street, Miles

Only meters away from the local schools and just a short distance from the CBD of Miles, you’ll find this great family sized home. With four large bedrooms, 1 family sized bathroom, air conditioning and a wood fire heater to cater to winter chills, this

Contact David for an inspection.

David Sweetapple Mobile: 0416 272 700

With a pleasant front veranda, outdoor breakfasts will become your next favourite thing. A great outdoor area provides a flawless entertainment area, accompanied by an impressive back yard for the kids. A 2 bay shed equipped with wall benches makes the ultimate man cave! Call David to discuss your inspection options, as your family will love this little piece of paradise.

Ray White Rural Miles, 41 Murilla Street, Miles Qld 4415 • Phone: 07 4627 2217

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property lends itself to a young family. A perfect place to call home!

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