Island paradise on sale for $350,000
By SAM BENGERsamb@gladstoneobserver.com.au
IT'S the sort of thing you would imagine buying if you won lotto.
But owning your own island is not just for the rich and famous.
An island just off the coast of Gladstone and only 15 minutes from the Gladstone Marina, is up for grabs.
For around the same price you would pay for an outer-suburbs house in Brisbane, you can purchase the 33 acre island, which currently has no name, for a measly $350,000.
Gladstone City Real Estate property consultant Ron Ritter said there had been a lot of interest in the island, but as yet no one had met the owner's price.
'There has been a lot of interest shown, mostly from people outside of Gladstone, and we've also had one interested party contact us from Switzerland, so there's a lot of talk about it,' he said.
He said islands rarely came up for sale and it was "a once in a lifetime'' opportunity.
However, there is a catch.
The island has no facilities on it whatsoever, so luxuries like water and power would need to be supplied by a generator or some other means.
'There are two or three dam sites on there, but no actual dams,' he said.
'It's a residential A zone, which means you can build a house on it, but there's no approval as yet for any commercial facility, but you could seek approval for it,' Mr Ritter said.