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Rural Grazing Valuations

Farm Valuations

Rural Grain Valuations

Grain Valuations

Improving soil condition is important to agricultural productivity and the quality of ecosystem services provided to the community from rural lands. Wind and water erosion, soil carbon rundown and soil acidification processes reduce the land's ability to provide productive soils, protect biodiversity and maintain clean air and water and the resilience of the landscape to climate change, whilst producing food and fibre.

It is important to recognise the particular issues facing rural areas in terms of housing supply and affordability, and the role of housing in supporting the broader sustainability of villages and smaller settlements. Since the planning system has undergone significant reform, valuation of these require careful considerations.

Adopting innovative farm practices will be the key role in primary production, carbon and water cycles, and biodiversity. These practices include, reducing soil loss through wind and water erosion; increasing soil health by reducing acidification and improving carbon content. Valuation of this type of property is a challenge to a valuer.

Vineyard Valuations

Vineyard Valuations

Rural Equine Valuations

Equine Valuations

Semi Rural Residential Valuations

Rural Residential Valuations

The Wine industry is segmented between warm climate ‘in land wines’ and cooler climate wines. Industry operates in difficult market conditions impacted by over-plantings. Heaving grazing, cropping and ploughing will degrade soil. Cropping and fertiliser application can reduce the pH of soils to well below the ideal range. High sodium leads to clay dispersion, erosion, poor subsoil structure. Valuation of these properties depends on acidity, sodicity, fertility, topsoil organism and etc.

Yarding or stabling horses allows higher stocking rates to be sustained, but also requires greater inputs and outputs. There is also greater risk of land use conflicts and environmental impacts. For instance, where horses are confined to yards, ground disturbance and manure deposition is also confined and concentrated.

The Semi Rural residential properties include areas of very low density residential development generally located on the edge of urban areas. Valuer need to consider limited provision of infrastructure and services, very low density residential development having a low intensity of built form and character, larger properties, an amenity and character with a strong open area, semi-rural or bushland presence and scope for further planting, non-resident workforce accommodation, rural workers accommodation on larger properties, maintains a dispersed built form and maintains a transition between more intensively urbanised areas and the rural hinterland.