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Real Estate Agents Port Wakefield – 2016/17 Performance

Port Wakefield Real Estate Agents sold 12 houses over the last 12 months.

The best Port Wakefield Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Port Wakefield 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 3 agents operating in the Wakefield council area servicing the Port Wakefield market and 1 agencies, vendors should only use those Port Wakefield agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Port Wakefield property.

Growth in Port Wakefield houses over the last year has been poor, coming in at -6%

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

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

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

Suburb Overview

Port Wakefield was the first government town to be established north of the capital, Adelaide, in South Australia.

Port Wakefield is situated approximately 98.7 kilometres from Adelaide and lies on the Port Wakefield Road section of the A1 National Highway. Port Wakefield is situated on the River Wakefield, at the head of the Gulf St Vincent.

Port Wakefield was first visited by Matthew Flinders in 1802, while he was travelling to the Flinders Ranges and was originally named Port Henry. The name of the town was, around 1849, changed to Port Wakefield, the surname of Edward Gibbon Wakefield, a former British Politician who was the driving force behind the colonisation of South Australia.

Port Wakefield is a major stop on the Adelaide

Located thus, Port Wakefield is known mostly for its roadhouses and trucking stops, including Shell, United, Tucker Time and, the recently upgraded BP. The BP is open 24/7, providing dine in and takeaway foods, and freshly ground coffee. Port Wakefield hosts travellers to the Flinders Ranges, Yorke Peninsula, Eyre Peninsula or the Nullarbor Plain will travel through this town.

Port Wakefield has several adjacent beaches and caravan parks. Popular places to stay include the Port Wakefield Motel and the Port Wakefield Caravan Park.

In 1848, the Patent Copper Company agreed to build and operate a smelter at Burra. Seeking to reduce cartage costs, a track was surveyed to its port established at the mouth of the River Wakefield. By securing leases of the appropriate Crown Land, the company obtained a monopoly of the port. The Government declared the track the Great Western Road. The wharf was constructed along the bank of the river and cargo was transferred between the wharf and ships at anchor in the Gulf on lighters.

With the opening of the railway from Adelaide to Gawler in 1857, the Copper Company's traffic came to a sudden end, leaving only pastoral produce to flow to the port. Mixed farming was established on lands opening up by the Government along the River in the mid 1860s and this called for improvement in transport to the Port.

William Hanson, Manager for Railways, selected a route for a horse-drawn tramway terminating at Hoyles Plains, later renamed Hoyleton. The enabling Act provided for a tramway of 28 miles 41 chains in length to a gauge of 1,067 mm, the first line in South Australia built to that gauge. Subsequently, the Government agreed that the line should be operated by a private body. The successful tenderer was one Paul Badcock who opened the line to traffic on 4 January 1870. Horses were worked in three relays between the stations on the route.

The choice of gauge was influenced by the argument that costs varied with the cube of the gauge. As this railway had its own port, it wasn't expected to link up with any broad gauge railways which avoided of course any break of gauge problems.

Following a surrender of the lease, the line was taken over by the Government at the end of 1870.

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