Make a meaningful change to wetlands environments.
The Murray-Darling Basin Balanced Water Fund has provided investors with a 13% return since inception in December 2015[i]. However this Fund is about more than just providing strong financial returns – it also facilitates wetland rejuvenation. The Fund achieves this by donating water each year to be used for the sole purpose of inundating scientifically […]
Rural Bank report delivers strong results for Australian rural land transactions
In early May, Rural Bank’s annual Australian Farmland Values Report was released. Widely regarded as the most comprehensive database of rural land transactions nationally, it disregards properties considered sub-scale for commercial farming operations (lifestyle properties) to deliver a report demonstrating the true rural land value trends across Australia. This year’s report delivered some very strong […]
On-Farm Tours showcase the Kilter Rural Story
With Covid-19 restrictions easing, Kilter Rural has been pleased to resume tours of the Future Farming Landscapes and the Australian Farmlands Funds Landscapes. In March, we safely resumed tours of the landscapes with a two-day tour of the FFL and AFF landscapes with the Kilter Board of Directors. Earlier this month, Cullen and Angus conducted […]
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (‘ACCC’) Final Report
On 26 March 2021 the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (‘ACCC’) Final Report on its inquiry into Murray-Darling Basin water markets was released to the public. There is also a Guide to the Final Report which provides a useful summary. This report builds on the preliminary findings detailed by the ACCC in their Interim Report, […]
Life and productivity returned to the landscape
The Winlaton depression has been looking the best it has in a long time, thanks to water for the environment. This depression, situated in northern Victoria, is a natural low point in the landscape and would have originally been a freshwater marsh that carried floodwater to the Loddon River. It has long since been cut […]
Your baked beans soon to be Australian grown
This summer Kilter Rural has planted a field trial of Haricot beans, more commonly known as Navy beans or baked beans. In Australia, Navy beans were historically grown in SE QLD to supply a nearby American army base that no longer exists. These days Australia imports more than 3,000t of baked beans annually with none […]
New IM released for Fund providing unique opportunity to secure water for agriculture and restore threatened wetlands
Kilter Rural with The Nature Conservancy have released an update of the Murray Darling Basin Balanced Water Fund Information Memorandum. Established in 2015 The Murray-Darling Basin Balanced Water Fund was established to demonstrate a new model for achieving enhanced water security for irrigators and benefits to rural communities while also providing water for the restoration […]
A year on, what the 2020 Fires taught us.
With all that has happened since, it is sometimes easy to forget that 2020 started with Australia burning. The 2019/2020 fire season in Australia saw over 17 million hectares of Australian landscape burnt. It is estimated that multiple billions of native animals will have perished. It was not uncommon to wake up to a blanket […]
Kilter putting numbers on nature
Kilter Rural has just learned of its success in having its native vegetation (NV) assessment method accredited by Accounting for Nature (AfN). This is the culmination of a long journey, including the first successful prototype of such a methodology completed at the farm scale on the FFL farmlands in 2018. Since then, Kilter has been […]
Kilter Rural announces the appointment of two new board directors.
Melbourne 25th November 2020: Kilter Rural is pleased to announce the appointment of two new non-executive directors, Jenny Morawska and Jacqueline Courtney, to the Kilter Investments Board. The new directors bring a wealth of experience across a diverse range of disciplines. With the appointment of Jacqui and Jenny the Board strengthens the gender balance and retains […]