The barge makes regular trips from the mainland to Moon Point.
The barge makes regular trips from the mainland to Moon Point.

Paradise for peanuts

THE LARGEST piece of Fraser Island paradise ever offered on two freehold blocks is up for sale – for peanuts.

A southern family that has tightly held the 188 and 121-acre blocks at Moon Point on the island’s western side is asking only $350,000 for each lot.

“The land is zoned conservation, which is the same zoning as Orchid Beach,” said real estate salesman Justin McAllister yesterday.

“Mr McAllister, who works for National Pacific Real Estate and who has been across to the island to see the blocks, describes them as “a wildlife and flora paradise”.

“They used to be one block until the Moon Point Road, sandy track was cut in and separated them on to two titles.

“The land is the largest blocks that have ever been available on Fraser Island and also the only freehold land that exists on the western side of the Island.

“Everything else is on the eastern side.

“There are many tidal creeks that run close to the blocks as well as safe water anchorages close by.

“This area has possibly some of Hervey Bay’s best crabbing and fishing at hand.”

The council’s website lists conservation zoned land on Fraser Island as requiring particular outcomes, including:

The World Heritage environmental values of Fraser Island are conserved and enhanced;

Land included within the Conservation Zone is predominantly used for parks and National Parks;

The biological diversity, ecological integrity and scenic amenity of Fraser Island are conserved and enhanced;

The recreational use of the conservation areas protects the conservation and scenic values of the area;

Low intensity facilities for the appreciation of the natural environment are provided in a way that does not compromise the conservation or scenic values.

For prospective buyers it may be a case of getting a camping permit, pitching your tent and starting the challenge of going through the council processes to see what you can build.



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