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    Deputy Premier, Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning
    The Honourable Jeff Seeney

    Property sales crack the ton in the Mary Valley

    Deputy Premier, Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning
    The Honourable Jeff Seeney

    Saturday, December 07, 2013

    Property sales crack the ton in the Mary Valley

    The revival of the Mary Valley continues at a pace with sales of properties in the region reaching the century mark.

    Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said the sale of 100 properties was a great indication of the economic and community resurgence occurring in the region.

    “These property sales are a clear sign that confidence is returning to the Mary Valley and that people are being attracted to the picturesque surrounds and lifestyle the region has to offer,” Mr Seeney said.

    “Another pleasing aspect of the boom in property sales is that a number of people who were renting these properties are taking advantage of the government’s Tenant Purchase Scheme by becoming homeowners, with the 100th contract signed by an existing tenant.”

    “Tenant Purchase Scheme sales currently represent 14 percent of the total property sales in the Mary Valley with that number expected to increase significantly in the New Year.”

    Mr Seeney said the value of the 100 properties sold is close to $30 million and covered more than 1,290 hectares of land.

    “Interest in properties also remains high with a further eight released and open for inspection this weekend,” he said.

    “In the past month alone we have seen in excess of 3,000 visits to the Mary Valley website.”

    Mr Seeney said the abject failure of the Labor Government to properly plan for the residents of the Valley had left them facing an uncertain future.

    “We promised to provide certainty and revive what was a once flourishing community and we are delivering on that commitment,” he said.

    Member for Gympie and Chair of the Mary Valley Economic Development Advisory Group David Gibson said the Queensland Government’s Mary Valley Economic Development Strategy was helping to return the region to prosperity.

    “I’m delighted to say that thanks to the strategy, released a little over 17 months ago, the Mary Valley community is now once again flourishing," Mr Gibson said.

    “Not only are property sales taking off, but a number of businesses are also establishing themselves in the area, bringing jobs and economic growth to a region left decimated by Labor’s failed Traveston Dam Plan.

    “It really is great to see a community spirit returning to the region and this will be showcased at a community Christmas event that will be held next Friday 13 December.

    “The Mary Valley community now has a lot to look forward to as we approach a New Year with renewed certainty and a growing sense of community.”

    Visit for details of all properties listed for sale, and  for details of the Community Christmas event.

    [ENDS] 7 December 2013

    Media Contact: Jane Paterson 0417 281 754