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LAWD is pleased to present for sale Gorton Forest Estate (GFE), one of the area’s larger privately-owned native forests on the North Coast of New South Wales. Offered after 90 years of family ownership, with significant volumes of hardwood timber and complementary development opportunities for biodiversity stewardships and carbon farming.
KEY INVESTMENT HIGHLIGHTS
Ideal location 11* linear kilometres north of Stroud, 89* linear kilometres north of Newcastle and 229* kilometres north of Sydney and 44* linear kilometres north of the Pacific Highway at the Bucketts Way junction. The strategic location positions GFE logistically convenient to the Port of Newcastle.
Spanning 3,932* hectares (9,716* acres), GFE provides Freehold scale with elevation ranging from 100* metres Above Sea Level (ASL) to 500* metres ASL.
High rainfall area, boasting a long-term annual average rainfall of 1,114* millimetres along the western boundary and 1,325* millimetres eastern boundary of the landholding.
The forest was fully surveyed in 1997; a current estimate of stocks includes over 100,000* cubic metres of merchantable sawlogs and a net harvestable area of 3,400* hectares (subject to New South Wales code of practice for private native forestry; current PVP expires 2029).
Commercial hardwood species comprising Sydney Blue Gum, Grey Gum associations including white mahogany, grey ironbark, tallowwood and turpentine.
Fully roaded for timber harvesting including 50* kilometres arterial roads.
- Various machinery sheds
- Three-bedroom residence
Gorton Forest Estate provides the incoming party to secure a quality asset which offers unique opportunities from its natural resources and complementary development opportunities including biodiversity stewardships and carbon farming.
is located within the suburb of Stroud, which has a population of 938, a median age of 46 and an average household density of 2.6 people.