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ULTIMATE

Real Estate and Renovators Guide

March, 2018

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ULTIMATE REAL ESTATE : CONTENTS

CONTENTS

RURAL LIFE BECKONS

2018 is well underway and thanks to a range of projects and State and Local Government announcements, it is an exciting time for 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 these recent developments. Santos’s Roma East gasfield is to undergo a $750 million expansion, which is set to create 400 jobs and as a result, is sure to be a great boost for the Maranoa and surrounding regions. And while monopolising on opportunity is often a driving force behind one’s decision to relocate, for anyone considering a move to Western Queensland, 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 03 : Discover Dalby For a mix of city and country life, look no further than Dalby Page 08: Chinchilla thrives Chinchilla is the ultimate destination for relaxed family living. Page 12 : Roma has it all Industry is set to revamp Roma Page 18: Captivating Charleville The Murweh Region holds immense potential for family friendly living. Page 20: Renovation Neccessities Top tips for the budding home renovator. Page 28: Renovating and styling for sale Get the most bang for your buck when looking to sell your next home.

CONTACT US Editor and Designer: Carmen Miller E: carmen.barclay@thechronicle.com.au Cover: 29 Kurrajong Drive, Dalby. Listed with Ruralco Property. For further information on the property, turn to Page 4. Advertising Sales: Phone 07 4672 9902 Dalby Nicole McDougall E: Nicole.mcdougall@dalbyherald.com.au Chinchilla Erika Brayshaw E: erika.brayshaw@chinchillanews.com.au Roma, St George, Charleville Greg Latta E: greg.latta@westernstarnews.com 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 editorialsubmissions 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 :: DALBY

CARING COMMUNINTY:The fireworks go off at the Delicious and Delightful festival, one of the signature events of the year.

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DALBY TICKS ALL THE BOXES Dalby offers the perfect balance for families looking for a small town with big potential

Celebrating Multiculturalism and Inclusivity, Dalby's Delicious and DeLIGHTful Festival is Dalby's signature festival taking place each August and people come from far and wide to enjoy all it has to offer.

WHEN looking for a place to plant your feet, a family friendly atmosphere and business opportunity often top the list. Offering these key attributes and so much more, Dalby is emerging as a desired destination for people looking to capitallise on the town’s relaxed and welcoming lifestyle. Situated in the black soil plains of the Northern Darling Downs, Dalby is a hive of rural enterprise. The town got off to a good start in the 1860s, spurred by powerful local pastoralists seeking to establish a viable regional service centre. The extension of the railway line in 1868 led to a boom in the town but significant settlement did not occur until soldier settlement after the First World War. The area is developing an energy based economy with a large coal fired power station, a number of coal mines and natural gas wells established to the west. Industry includes large-scale engineering and support services for primary industries. Agricultural crops include cotton, mung beans, sorghum, wheat, barley, sunflowers, chickpeas, and corn.

Dalby has a bustling sports scene with rugby league, rugby union, soccer, cricket, lawn bowls, croquet, golf, Australian Rules football, and tennis among the sports represented. The gateway to the Surat Basin, Dalby has grown over the past decade along with the development of rich coal and gas fields in the area. This population impetus has seen Dalby grow into the modern city it is today, offering up-to date essential services which include hospital and ambulance, private and state schools, agricultural college, TAFE, a newspaper, an aerodrome and churches. Modern leisure facilities including an aquatic and fitness centres, racecourse — which hosts 12 meetings a year — art galleries, a good range of retail shops, mall shopping, cinemas and a civic centre all add to the town’s advantages. Celebrating Multiculturalism and Inclusivity, Dalby's Delicious and DeLIGHTful Festival is Dalby's signature festival taking place each August and people come from far and wide to enjoy all it has to offer. Thomas Jack Park, situated on the edge of the town centre, is a good place to stop and stretch

your legs. With a choice of several cafes and coffee shops, seven pubs and two bowls clubs, you never want for anything in Dalby. There is plenty of local history and culture on display at Pioneer Park Museum, with its wide range of exhibits. Follow the Heritage Trail, which takes you past historic, late 19th Century buildings. Close by is the Bunya Mountains National Park, offering a mild climate, stunning rainforests, giant bunya trees and a quaint village with plenty of guest houses and holiday retreats. With temperatures at least five degrees Celsius cooler than the surrounding plains, come prepared with warm clothing, even in summer. A short drive from Dalby is the tiny village of Jimbour, home to Jimbour House, one of the nation’s grand heritage homes. A day visit to Jimbour House and its historic garden and history walk, armed with a packed lunch and accommodation booked in the Bunya Mountains, makes an ideal combination for a relaxing weekend getaway.

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ULTIMATE REAL ESTATE : CHINCHILLA

A BUSTLING COMMUNITY Chinchcilla offers something for everyone. FOR locals who have long-lived in Chinchilla, there are many aspects of this beautiful town which drew them in. From schooling through to weekend activities, Chinchilla boasts an incredibly warm and welcoming community and offers the perfect environment in which to raise a family. Though modernisation has brought enormous developments in the last decade, an old heart still beats in this town. The word Chinchilla was derived from the Aboriginal word for cypress pine, Jinchilla, after explorer Ludwig Leichhardt stopped here in October 1844. A monument in his honour can today be seen in the Pioneer Cemetery on the busy Warrego Hwy, but it bears remembering that until 1877 there was no township at all. The first major development was the railway. Built in 1878, the rail carted livestock, timber and grain out, and brought in passengers seeking their fortune. It was a critical period of growth for the town. The peak number of passengers using the train was in 1949, when 9569 tickets were issued. To accommodate families making homes in the area, Chinchilla State School was built in 1883 to educate 31 pupils. By 1913, the number of students attending the school had increased to 102. The Chinchilla Shire Council was inaugurated in 1912 with the first chairman being Mr L.L. Atkins. Dairying was once a large industry in the area with the first butter factory built in 1910. In 1939,

more than three million pounds of butter was produced locally. Primary production has always played a huge role in the Chinchilla shire and remains today. Along with dairying giving the town a name, Chinchilla is also famous for its melons and is a renowned spot for fossicking, fishing, bushwalking and camping. Producing 25 per cent of the country's watermelons, rockmelons and honeydew melons. Chinchilla is the undisputed melon capital of Australia. Nothing captures the strong community spirit of this town better than the biennial 'Chinchilla Melon Festival'. If you’re not a skier, there's always the hilarious melon bungee, melon eating, pip spitting or smashing competitions. There are also plenty of other great attractions on offer in Chinchilla. The cultural centre, art gallery and historical museum loaded with steam engines and sawmill artefacts has something for each and every family member to enjoy. Experience the night sky and stars from within a swag on the banks of the Condamine River and Charleys Creek, and throw in a fishing line at the Chinchilla Weir for (almost) guaranteed freshwater golden perch and jewfish. Other things to see and do in Chinchilla include the wildflowers in the Barakula State Forest from late winter into spring, beautiful petrified wood from the area and the excitement of the Chinchilla races

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THERE is no denying that for a town to succeed, new development is needed. Through growth and expansion, regions can flourish and with Santos’s announcement of the expansion of the Roma East Gasfield, such growth is sure to be seen in the Maranoa. Roma and the Maranoa have been and remain a hub for economic activity and growth in Regional Queensland. The Roma Saleyards is the largest cattle selling centre in Australia, a long-time drawcard for the region. 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. Record cattle prices and rain have meant graziers are doing better which brings trade to town. The Roma Hospital Redevelopment is

underway, which will improve services and facilties in the area. It is a great time to live, work and invest in the Maranoa. Roma is continually going from strength to strength. Along with the strong business community, Roma boasts a great family friendly environment. 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. 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 offer a great creative outlet for people looking to broaden their skillset, whilst enjoying some time out from the daily grind. 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.

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ULTIMATE REAL ESTATE :: ST GEORGE

STUNNING ST GEORGE FROM the moment you arrive to the time you leave, St George relaxes the senses in all the right ways. Perched on the banks of the mighty Balonne River, it is the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful Balonne Shire. Car weary legs will appreciate the two kilometre stretch of shady riverbank walkway flanking the town. Below the Jack Taylor Weir is where explorer Sir Major Thomas Mitchell crossed the Balonne River back in 1846 and gave St George its name. Better still, pack a few drinks and nibbles and jump on board a Sandytown River Cruise. As you idle down the middle of the river, sit back and enjoy the views and abundant bird life including pelicans, cockatoos and eagles. Book a leisurely afternoon cruise, fishing tour or full moon evening cruise. Keen anglers won’t be disappointed. The Balonne Shire has a reputation for the best inland fishing in Queensland, with no fewer than seven river systems traversing it. Settle in at the riverbank for a quiet afternoon in search of the great Murray Cod and Yellowbelly. There are also plenty of quiet spots to picnic and throw in a line like Beardmore Dam and Jack Taylor Weir. There is no shortage of fishing events to keep the family entertained; Dirranbandi Fishing Competition over Easter, Dirranbandi Carp Buster in October and the annual St George Fishing Competition in September. If country music is your thing then head to St George in the second week of July for the Yellowbelly Country Music Festival. It’s a great week filled with country music, bush ballads and other fun activities. There’s a range of accommodation options

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including caravan parks, hotels, motels or the St George showgrounds. If you would like to learn more about the local cotton and grape industry you can experience a Cotton Farm & Winery Tour in St George. Enjoy the on board commentary provided by local farmers as they showcase their fully operational cotton farm and vineyard. Afterwards, sit back and unwind as you enjoy a personalised wine tasting over lunch and entertainment in a relaxed country garden setting. You’ll have a whole new appreciation for the humble emu egg carved into a stunning, illuminated piece of art The Unique Egg in St George. Local character and artisan Steve Margaritus – or ‘Stavros’ as we know him - has hand carved an amazing variety of patterns and scenes on each egg and has illuminated them. Down our tree lined streets you’ll find great coffee, gourmet delis, award winning restaurants and quality pub grub. And don’t miss a visit to the most westerly winery in Queensland – Riversands Wines. While away the afternoon with a free, personalised wine tasting at the cellar door followed by scones and home-made jam or a cheese platter and a glass of wine in their shady country garden. Must do in St George: ■ Hand carved illuminated emu eggs at the Unique Egg ■ Tackling a road train burger at the Nindigully Pub ■ Sunset Sandytown River Cruise along the Balonne River ■ Enjoying a cheese platter over a free wine tasting at Riversands Wines ■ Learn more about the local cotton industry on St George’s cotton self-drive trail

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ULTIMATE REAL ESTATE : CHARLEVILLE

The Charleville Cosmos Centre observatory is a major drawcard of the Charelville region.

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With so much on offer, now is the time to explore the intriguing Murweh region and learn why locals and visitors alike fall in love with this beautiful part of Queensland.

For anyone looking to relocate to Charleville, memories of the “daily grind” will be well in the past as you soak up the peace and tranquillity of the idyllic lifestyle on offer in this beautiful part of Queensland.

In today’s frantically busy world, taking the time to break away from the daily grind has never been more important. One such place which has the incredible ability to let you leave all your worries behind is the stunning Murweh region. For anyone looking to relocate to Charleville, memories of the “daily grind” will be well in the past as you soak up the peace and tranquillity of the idyllic lifestyle on offer in this beautiful part of Queensland. Charleville offers many great attractions. The Charleville Cosmos Centre and Observatory is one great destination, offering many great astronomy experiences. Patrons can view distant stars and planets

through powerful telescopes, leaving you feeling a world away from the rat race. Attendees learn how to read the night sky, which is sure to ignite the fire of excitement in any budding astronomers. View the sun through a solar telescope, experience the interactive Cosmos Shuttle and hold a shooting star in your hand. For history buffs, The Top Secret WWII tour is an absolute must. Find out what secret the Americans were hiding and be absorbed by the fascinating stories of history. Your guide will unveil an incredible story of the time when the world was at war and Charleville was at the centre of it all.

The Top Secret WWII Tour is available daily. And best of all, the fun in the Murweh region does not stop there. A highlight for many visitors who come to Charleville is the chance to meet the interesting and incredibly cute marsupial, the bilby. The Bilby is one of Australia's most endangered species and these cute characters can be visited at The Bilby Centre, located at the Charleville Railway Station in King Street between April and October. With so much on offer, now is the time to explore the intriguing Murweh region and learn why locals and visitors alike fall in love with this beautiful part of Queensland.

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1 high Street Charleville • Brick home in the higher part of town with 4 generous bedrooms • Ducted reverse cycle air-conditioning • Main bedroom with ensuite • Family bathroom with separate bath and shower • Massive open plan living space beautiful large gleaming tiles • Striking kitchen with dishwasher and other quality features • Living area leads to the entertaining area • Built-in laundry plus office • Double remote controlled garage • Double lock up garage with open bay

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SALE

182 alfred Street, Charleville • Queenslander with front deck • Generous open plan kitchen, lounge & dining • 3 bedrooms - with built in cupboards • Room down stairs perfect for guests bedroom/ home office/ teenage retreat or media room • Modern kitchen with electric oven and dish washer • Fully ducted air conditioning throughout the house • Amble storage room downstairs for bikes/ tools/ mower etc • Large laundry with ample storage area • New front fence perfect for young children or the family pet • Big yard perfect for a pool & kids cubby house - Land Size:1702 m² (approx) • The exterior of the house has recently been freshly painted • The interior living area has lovely polished timber hardwood floors this property is priced to sell so please hurry so you don’t miss out!

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