MORE NEWS: Coast agent selling Quade Cooper’s property A Gold Coast family dropped more than $15 million on three properties near Beaudesert. Supplied.Ray White Rural Queensland agent Peter Douglas said there were 45 registered bidders.“I am simply ecstatic with the result,” he said.“Throughout the campaign we had buyers come from interstate but today all three sold to one Gold Coast based family who have bought them to turn into a farm.”“It’s so brilliant to get every property sold under the hammer. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa14 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“We sold like a train today.”A 556ha holding sold for $11.5 million in a fast auction with 14 registered bidders while a multi-titled 146.6ha parcel sold for $3.1 million and a 75ha lot went for $1.2 million. THE FINAL three Queensland rural properties, once earmarked for the former Glendowner Dam project around Beaudesert, sold at auction yesterday for almost $15.8 million.A GOLD Coast family has dropped more than $15 million on three properties at an auction event.The three rural properties, owned by the State Government and once earmarked for the former Glendowner Dam project around Beaudesert, sold at auction on Friday for $15.8 million.In front of 200 people in Beaudesert, Ray White Rural sold the three properties to a mystery Gold Coast family who bought themto create one landholding. Aerial view of the multi-titled 146.6ha parcel that sold for $3.1 million.“I knew we’d have plenty of interest as these were genuine sales of good country which is very rarely available so close to the Gold Coast,” he said.The properties are about 60km from Southport and 70km from Brisbane.The listing described them as a combination of large agricultural holdings and lifestyle properties.“While each is different, they all enjoy wonderful views and are characterised by soft rolling river country,” the listing states. MORE NEWS: Sporting stars selling Gold Coast homes “All the country is predominately open.“These are very good country with some strong river flats and excellent water storages.”Ray White Rural Beaudesert principal Ed Dalton and sales agent Andrew Thomson marketed the properties along side Ray White Rural Queensland agent Peter Douglas.
MacArtney has secured an order for LISST instruments from University of Bergen, Norway.LISST instruments are manufactured by Seattle based oceanographic instrument manufacturer, Sequoia Scientific, and used for environmental monitoring, industrial, and scientific application.The order placed by University of Bergen with MacArtney consists of the LISST instruments LISST-VSF and LISST-200X. These products are to be used in the sea close to the Lofoten Islands in northern Norway for water optical property studies, the company informed.The LISST-VSF measures the volume scattering function (VSF) of water with depolarization capabilities. These measurements are used by oceanographers and physicists to develop models for light propagation in water.The LISST-200X, is capable of measuring sediment transport, dredge plumes, algae growth, and oil droplet dispersion in a wider size range, at larger concentrations, having a better depth rating, and with the ability to provide real-time output of mean particle size and concentration.In addition to the two instruments, supplied complete with battery packs, the order comprises MacArtney deployment frames for both instruments, and a two-day on-site training course in Bergen headed by MacArtney personnel.The training sessions will comprise both theoretical and practical sessions covering the fundamentals of light scattering as well as instrument deployment and subsequent data processing and interpretation.