In earlier times, there was a clear distinction between the 'bush' and an urban metropolis but now, whilst the bush retains its singular character the metropolitan regions have absorbed and control the surrounding country sides now classified as rural.
These rural zones retain vestiges of natural landscape, the productive uses are now more sophisticated as the proprietors forge links with urban activities and services.
The rural properties cited in the following projects whilst productive enterprises, reflect these strong urban links and are generally located within 1.5 hour drive from Melbourne. The exception being Crawford River which is relatively remote from Melbourne and which remains one of the earliest of Victoria’s settlement properties.
As distinct from single houses, rural properties are by virtue of their productive programs more complex in terms of planning and servicing, and diversity of building types.
The projects covered include wineries, cellar door sales, mixed farming and an equestrian estate.