General Water Investment

Environmental watering by The Balanced Water Fund

During August 2017, The Murray Darling Basin Balanced Water Fund released a donation of 30 megalitres of water into Yambuna Lagoon.  This is the first time that environmental water has been delivered to this wetland.   The Murray Darling Basin Balanced Water Fund is an investment model that helps both nature and people while delivering […]

by admin • October 26, 2017
Investment Water Investment

Water Fund opens second capital raise

The Nature Conservancy Australia established the Murray-Darling Basin Balanced Water Fund to provide water security for Australian farming families while protecting culturally significant wetlands that support threatened species. The Fund will invest in permanent water rights in the Southern Murray-Darling Basin and allocate those rights in a smart way. When water is scarce and agricultural […]

by Kilter Rural • June 14, 2017
Farmland Investment Investment

Super funds finally get a taste for agriculture

The Australian, 29 Mar 2017: Local superannuation funds are waking up to the potential of Australia’s powerhouse agricultural sector following the flood of investment from overseas pension funds, sovereign wealth capital and foreign investors into farming over the past five years. VicSuper is one of the few funds openly committed to agriculture, after investing $180m […]

by admin • March 29, 2017
Farmland Investment General Investment Seasonal Update

Future Farming Landscapes in 1 minute

Here’s a quick overview in images of our Future Farming Landscapes investment, all in just 1 minute!

by Kilter Rural • March 27, 2017
Farmland Investment General Investment Water Investment

Investment and environment can be complimentary

According to Kilter Rural CEO, Cullen Gunn, there is a lack of policy around ecosystem markets. “Getting paid for producing improvements in ecological condition hasn’t happened yet” Gunn says. “There is a great deal of irrigation land which is underutilised or undercapitalised, and could be dealt with in a much more sustainable way.” Kilter Rural’s […]

by Kilter Rural • March 17, 2017
Investment Media Water Investment

Water leasing helps irrigators and investors

The Murray-Darling basin is one of the most secure irrigation systems in the world, and water leasing has a major role to play, especially in the light of climate change. Kilter Rural, who manage more than $214 million of water, farmland and ecosystem assets, lease water entitlements, for between three to five years to irrigators […]

by Kilter Rural • March 17, 2017
General Investment Media

California seeks advice from Australia on water management

Despite recent rains, more than half of California remains in drought and there is an urgent need to make changes to how water is managed. With Australia regarded as a leader in water management, three industry delegations from California have visited Australia over the past 18 months to meet with farmers and public policy experts […]

by admin • January 30, 2017

Australians buying back the farm

Just 0.3 per cent of the $1.2 trillion held in Australian super is invested in agriculture. Australian fund managers typically claim that annual returns are too low and variable, and the assets too illiquid, to make buying farms worthwhile. VicSuper chief executive Michael Dundon, who has $175m of the fund’s $16bn invested in rural land […]

by admin • January 6, 2017