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Real Estate Agents Batchelor – 2016/17 Performance

Batchelor Real Estate Agents sold 10 houses over the last 12 months.

The best Batchelor Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Batchelor agents are in our free report.

Importantly it is the performance of the individual real estate agent rather than the agency used that matters. With over agents operating in the Coomalie council area servicing the Batchelor market and agencies, vendors should only use those Batchelor agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Batchelor property.

With total house price growth of 115% over the last five years Batchelor agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market. Growth in Batchelor houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at 4% (5yr average 23%).

Request your free report for the individual performance details of real estate agents in Batchelor and the properties they have sold over the last couple of years.

With Batchelor property transactions only occurring on average every 7 years, securing the best Batchelor real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

At the end of the day choosing the best Batchelor real estate agent to sell your property can make years of difference to your personal financial situation.

Suburb Overview

Batchelor is a town in the NT of Australia. The town is the current seat and largest town of the Coomalie Shire Local Government Area. It is located 98 kilometres south of the territory capital, Darwin. A number of residents commute to Darwin and its suburbs for work. At the 2006 census, Batchelor had a population of 481 with 49% of indigenous origin.

The first inhabitants and traditional owners of the land surrounding the town were the Warrai and Kungarakany indigenous groups.

A site near Rum Jungle was selected for one of two demonstration farms established by the Commonwealth to investigate the economic potential of the NT following the administrative hand over from South Australia in 1911. The farm and an associated railway siding were named in 1912 after Lee Batchelor, the first minister responsible for the NT who died in office during the previous year. The farm operated until 1919, experimenting with different crops and livestock with varied results. The farm suffered from problems attracting and retaining experienced workers amid the strikes and industrial relations turmoil that led to the Darwin Rebellion. Among the crops successfully produced at the farm were melons, pumpkins and cabbages. From 1919, the farm was used both as a private cattle station and an Aboriginal compound.

A portion of the land formerly used for the demonstration farm was cleared during 1933 for use as a civilian aerodrome. This airfield would be substantially upgraded during World War II, becoming a major base for both Royal Australian Air Force and United States Army Air Force in the defence of Australia. Units of the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army Air Force also operated from Batchelor. To support the airbase, the railway siding formerly used by the demonstration farm was extended and a petrol unloading point installed.

Following the discovery of uranium at Rum Jungle by prospector Jack White in 1948, Consolidated Zinc Pty Ltd began mining and processing the uranium on behalf of the Australian Atomic Energy Commission. A subsidiary company named Territory Enterprises Pty Ltd was created to manage the project, and in co-operation with the Commonwealth government constructed much of the present day town from August 1952 onwards, creating housing and amenities for workers on the project. The original design had been based around a permanent population for some 600 persons, but during the years the mine was operating, this number was regularly exceeded.

Processing and extraction of uranium ore at the Rum Jungle mine had ceased by 1971, and the control of the township was handed back to the NT Administration. The administration would oversee the establishment of new industries beginning in 1974, with the training of Aboriginal teachers aides and classroom assistants for remote schools through the Aboriginal Teacher Education Centre annex of Kormilda College. In 1979, the NT Government sold many houses in Batchelor to existing residents and encouraged the development of private sector industries, including the Meneling Abattoirs and Woodcutters Mine to establish a permanent population base to ensure the ongoing viability of the town.

The major employment industries in Batchelor are education, tourism and horticulture. The town is home to a TAFE and higher education college, the Batchelor Institute, with a strong focus on delivery higher educational outcomes for indigenous students from around Australia. The Institute has been located at its current location since 1982. At the 2006 census, 29.6% of the Batchelor's workforce were employed in the tertiary education industry. A further 9.6% were employed in school education.

The town is an entry point for travellers to Litchfield National Park which attracts approximately 280,000 visitors annually. Seven rangers of the NT Parks and Wildlife Service and the Litchfield National Park office are based in the town. As the town is situated on the only all weather access road to the park, a number of accommodation options are available as well as services including mechanical repairs and a supermarket. There are a number of attractions in the town area for visitors travelling between Darwin and Litchfield Park including a museum, cultural centre, butterfly sanctuary and miniature replica of Karlstein Castle. The airfield also offers scenic flights and sky diving for visitors.

In 2011, it was announced the Windy Hills Australian Game Meat company has signed an agreement to re-open and operate the Batchelor abattoirs to process cattle, buffalo and camel meats over an initial period of five years. The abattoirs previously contributed significantly to the local economy and jobs market, but have been closed in recent years due to unfavourable industry conditions.

Mining company Compass Resources applied in 2005 to commence mining operations on the Browns Oxide project site adjacent to the former Rum Jungle mine, 7 kilometres north of Batchelor. While approval was granted for this project in 2006, the company was placed in voluntary administration in 2009. The future of the project is now in doubt.

Batchelor experiences a tropical savanna climate with distinct wet and dry seasons. The annual rainfall is 1544.9mm with the heaviest falls occurring during the wet season months November

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