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Woomera Real Estate Agents – Choose The Best

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The best Woomera Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than industry average figures, no matter whether it is in Woomera or the Unincorp. Far North area or all of SA. We detail who these Woomera agents are in our free report.

Importantly it is the performance of the individual real estate agent rather than the agency used that matters. Vendors should only use those Woomera agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Woomera property.

While we can review agent performance right across the country, we suggest focusing on those individual real estate agents in Woomera or the 5720 postcode and immediate surrounds.

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

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

Suburb Overview

The town, or village, of Woomera is located in the south east corner of the Woomera Prohibited Area, colloquially known as the Woomera Rocket Range. Established as a restricted access township in 1947, Woomera Defence Village is an Australian Defence Force facility supporting the Royal Australian Air Force Woomera Test Range which, today, is used to evaluate military and civilian missile, ordnance, and aerospace systems. Woomera is in the 'outback' desert area of South Australia, approximately 488 kilometres north of Adelaide. An easement through the WPA allows public transit on the Trans-Australian Railway, The Central Australia Railway, and the Stuart Highway. Travellers are prohibited from leaving these routes. In 1982 restrictions on public access to Woomera township were lifted, allowing the town to develop as a tourist destination, while maintaining its support role for the WTR.

Construction of Woomera Village began in mid-1947 to cater for thousands of people moving there as part of the Anglo-Australian Project. The project lasted for 30 years and saw Woomera become one of the most secret allied bases established during the Cold War. During its heyday, the village population reached around 7,000. However, by the end of the 1960s the Anglo-Australian Project was rapidly winding down following the UK Government's dwindling interest in further experimental work. Additionally, and in the absence of any long-term plans for Woomera by the Australian Government, the test-range elements of Woomera were destined for a long period of withering

For both Woomera and Australia, there was no vision from the politicians at the time to continue development in such technologies, and the continued use of the purpose built facility. The two historic old 'Eldo' rocket launch sites at Lake Hart, towering ten stories high over the northern side of this inland dry salt lake, are now mute testament to Australia's once renowned position in space research and development that once saw Woomera as second only to Cape Canaveral in the number of annual rocket and missile launches.

The name 'Woomera' was suggested by Group Captain Alfred Pither of the RAAF and subsequently chosen by the Board of the Long Range Weapons Establishment in April 1947. The new town was established on Commonwealth land procured for the purpose, and named after the Aboriginal spear throwing implement the woomera which extends the range a spear can be thrown. During the 1960s, over 7,000 people lived and worked at Woomera and at Koolymilka campsite near RangeHead, approximately 42 kilometres west of Woomera village within the Woomera Prohibited Area.

During the early 1960s, Woomera participated in the Mercury and Gemini space programs. Specialised tracking and communications stations were set up at Red Lake about 50 km north of Woomera and at Mirikata about 200 km west of Woomera. These stations also played an important part in the first Moon landing mission. However, one of the most significant facilities installed by the United States was the nearby, and highly specialised, 'Deep Space Station 41'. This facility was constructed at the edge of Island Lagoon about 25 km south of Woomera and was directly supported from the Woomera Defence Village. DSS-41 played a role in the 'race for space' from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s when the main tracking systems were dismantled and returned to the United States. While none of the DSS-41 facility exists, the roadworks and building sites for this historic facility can still be seen.

In 1969, as the Anglo-Australia Project was winding down, the United States Air Force began construction and installation of the Nurrungar Joint Tracking Facility. This facility was located approximately 18 kilometres south of Woomera. Over the next 30 years, this project ensured the maintenance of Woomera village infrastructure, with improvements and modernisation of facilities. During the period of operations, around 1,100 USAF and ADF personnel and their families were accommodated at Woomera, and the population was around 4,000.

When the Nurrungar Project came to an end in 1999, the future of the village looked bleak. However, the RAAF was set to take over the range following a long-term study of Defence needs through to 2035, which found that the Woomera Test Range was the only test and evaluation range left in the western world capable of testing the next generation of ADF defence systems within its land borders

The establishment of the Woomera Immigration Detention Centre in 1999, through the refurbishment of the original Woomera Village construction camp at 'Woomera West', eventually brought in new permanent staff to settle and maintain the village population at around 1,200. The immigration detention centre, however, proved to be a highly controversial facility and it closed in early 2003 after only about 36 months of operation, at which point the land and buildings were handed back to the Defence Department.

Following the closure of the Immigration Detention Centre, and the return of the site to the ADF, Woomera West was redesigned, altered, and re-established as a secure Defence garrison support facility and renamed 'Camp Rapier'. It is now frequently used by the Australian Army and squadrons of the RAAF's Airfield Defence Guards as a base camp for specialised training and testing activities.

Post-2003, the village population stabilised at about 400. When the RAAF assumed operational command of Woomera in 1999, there was a marked increase in the number of 'temporary residents' associated with the conduct of test and evaluation activities on the range. Woomera Village is still the largest ADF domestic base support facility in Australia, and the village is open to public access. There is a high visitation rate by tourists to view the 'National Missile Park' in the centre of town, the 'Woomera Heritage Centre', and the 'Community Museum' that is maintained by the town's volunteer community board and which is located within the missile park precinct.

Generally, the residents of Woomera are Defence workers or contractors. There are no privately owned homes in the town although some are leased to agencies such as the Bureau of Meteorology. The facilities in the town include a gym, hotel, swimming pool, hospital, picture theatre, school, the two museums and the famous missile park. There is also a large IGA Supermarket, a radio station, post office, bank, bowling alley and an active football sports club, Returned Services League and lawn bowls club.

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