Community & Business

25 May, 2022

Push on industrial land

A REAL estate specialist is being sought by Mareeba Shire Council in a bid to sell developed and undeveloped lots of land at the town’s industrial estate.

Push on industrial land - feature photo

Council has put out an expression of interest to find the right company that can provide real estate services to market, negotiate, and sell the councilowned freehold land parcels at the Mareeba Industrial Park for the next two years. 

Currently, there are 20 developed lots ready to be sold on Keegan, Effley and Gowan Streets. Mareeba Mayor Angela Toppin said the industrial park had more than 180 ha of industrial land for development within five minutes’ drive of Mareeba. 

“The Mareeba Industrial Park presents an unmatched opportunity to business and industry, and council expects that by engaging an agent to assist with marketing and sales, the investment will continue to grow,” she said. “With significant council and government funds invested in the Mareeba Industrial Park, there is industrial land ready for construction with some of the most flexible land use in Queensland.” 

Mayor Toppin said there were strong prospects for continued growth and investment in the park which was quickly becoming a transport and logistics hub. “The Industrial Park is in close proximity to growers and producers, and it is evolving to support agriculture and horticulture,” she said. “Council is in receipt of some very exciting and innovative enquiries and, once appointed, the real estate agent will assist us to close the deal.” At last week’s council meeting, Cr Lenore Wyatt applauded the move. “Our officers have been doing all this and it’s not our core business,” she said. “This way we will get a wider reach with advertising and getting the word out there.” 

The tender for real estate services will be evaluated on commission and marketing fees, a proposed marketing strategy for the sale of land, including detail of overall resources and connection to the greater market.


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