Saturday, September 12, 2009

Reassessing Community Location

It is now over six months since I moved to Aratula with the intention to get a community of like minded people happening here.

The location is quite ideal. In the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, so the landscape is picturesque and good soil, climate and ample water available. Opposite shops in a small town and 15 kms from Boonah. Just 80kms from Brisbane.

The caravan park has power, town water and sewage, a dam and a seasonal creek with a large catchment the water of which can be channeled into the dam, plus a bore. There are 26 caravans and 32 powered sites, five motel rooms and a cottage that can sleep 6-8 people. At present it can easily accommodate 50 to 70 persons.

Upon finalizing a five year lease (at $2000 per week), with the option to purchase on the caravan park for about 50 residents @ $100 to $130 per week, we will gross over $5000 to $6500 a week.

The managers residence will be converted into the Common House. The bedrooms can be used for an office, computer room and a health clinic. As well there will be plenty of space for dining, lounging and entertainment.

Once we are up and running with say fifty members in residence, we can negotiate the lease with option to purchase the adjoining 40acs for additional accommodation.

1 comment:

  1. Yes. 1500 acres 6 km from Coonabarabran on the Barradine Road. Between the Warrenbungles and the Pilliga. We have a foundation and part of the purchase price.


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