ONE of Victoria's most productive lifestyle properties, Roxby Park, is expected to fetch more than $4 million when it is auctioned on October 25.
The 1247 hectare holding, located on the Barwon River at Gnarwarre near Geelong, is a widely known fine wool growing enterprise and is associated with the Melbourne University Mackinnon project.
The property is owned by well-known Melbourne businessman and television personality Steve Vizard and his brother Andrew.
Roxby includes an imposing original 70 square bluestone, slate roofed homestead and has a six kilometre frontage to the Barwon River.
The successful bidder will also have first option on the elite Geelong Park shed flock originating from founding rams including Clipswood Park, Nerstane Hazeldean and The Grange.
Roxby is home to advanced agricultural research, best practice farming techniques, improved wool production through the South Roxby Project, the World's Finest Ram Project and innovative land use farming through Southern Farming Systems which comprises about 900 farmers.
Roxby has undergone a detailed 10-year management strategy which has resulted in the planting of 80,000 trees, the development of 40km of laneways covering the entire property and Roxby is now regarded as one of Australia's most productive and finest wool growing enterprises.
The property includes outstanding improvements, such as the original bluestone Rabbiters Hut which is now used as the pavilion on the ''Village Green'' cricket oval, a three bedroom timber cottage and extensive shedding.
Property details and brochure are available by contacting Shane McIntyre, Wesfarmers Landmark, on 9927 5222 or 0428 365 724.