Live 5 minutes from a World Heritage area
Mena Creek, Qld 4871
A block of land of 13.09 HA native hardwood plantation next to 512 Donkin Road at Mena Creek in the Cassowary Coast Regional Council.
It contains Queensland maple, silver quandong, black bean, red mahogony, milky pine, kauri pine, silky oak, sarsaparilla, alexandra palm, candle nut, cluster fig, zamia ferns, lawyer cane, whip vine, ginger, with decreasing mat of brachiaria grass.
This native hardwood plantation is adjacent to Wet Tropics World Heritage area. It is the spread triangle enclosing a smaller triangle with two houses at 512 Donkin Road, Mena Creek (not for sale), that you can see on the aerial photos.Cassowaries are seen occasionally now, proving some are living in the rainforest, and platypuses are found in local creeks.
A building site was left cleared right on Donkin Road, with Ergon Energy power above and a pristine water supply from South Johnstone River source.
Your neighbour will also provide access to a huge waterfall and swimming pool off Beahr Road for extra enjoyment.
It is only 120 kilometres (90 min drive) south of Cairns International Airport and 25 km from art deco Innisfail. A half hour drive to Mission Beach and Bingle Bay is another alternate for visiting the Reef.
The block is five minutes walk from MAMU Wet Tropics World Heritage and an eight minute drive from Paronella Park, a heritage-listed tourist attraction located at Mena Creek.
Mena Creek has Post Office, shop, hotel and scenic primary school with school bus to the door in Donkin Road.
This site plan (see under floorplan) shows the block of red basalt in the early days of reafforestation. The proposed house block is at the red semi-circle. Serrated red mark is the easement to Troppo architect-designed dwelling Gingers at pinnacle of small triangle.
This property provides a strong future for selective logging with an ABN, while maintaining serious conservation value, if an income stream is preferred (as well as a gorgeous place to build your eco home). Future selective logging of rare native hardwoods is sure to provide long-term income.
Most replanting took place since 1990 when Carbon Credits were supposed to commence – and the scheme is still developing and might add income.
The next owner will have the satisfaction of helping to secure a stronger, better protected Barrier Reef and catchment management, of improving water quality in an area subject to nitrogen-rich agricultural runoff and of saving rainforest diversity.
Wet Tropics represents just 0.26% of the continent, but is crammed with hugely diverse landscapes: rainforests, sclerophyll forests, mangrove forests and shrublands, as well as areas of intensive agriculture and expanding urban rural population centres.
This property enjoyed a Habitat Conservation Covenant with Johnstone Shire Council which was replaced by Cassowary Coast Regional Council.
- Land is 13.09 hectare