Former Ballina shire councillor’s island is on the market for $5 million

first_img771 Goodwood Island Road Goodwood IslandLocated in south of Ballina, New South Wales, Goodwood Island sprawls 306 acres and comes with its own 800m airstrip and boat ramp. The property includes two renovated cottages.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“I bought the property 10 years ago at an auction just on a whim,” she said.“I thought why not?”“I had just sold a farm at Lennox Heads and so I had a bit more time to spend on taking care of the land and cleaning it up.” 771 Goodwood Island Road Goodwood IslandEVER dreamt of owning your own island?Former Ballina councillor and pilot Margaret Howes is selling her private island — it’s on the market for offers over $5 million. 771 Goodwood Island Road Goodwood IslandThe property is now fenced, gated and features roads as well as a gazebo.“I built the airstrip a few years ago so I could land straight on the island,” she said.“I always go out flying on a Sunday and my flying friends from Grafton and I land on the island and have a barbecue. It is a great place for someone who wants peace and quiet.” Mrs Howes, who is almost 80, said she loved living in the country and bought her own bulldozer and tractor to landscape the property. “I always like to leave things in better shape,” she said.Harcourts Northern Rivers agent Steve Leslie is marketing the property.last_img