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Namoi Investment Prospectus

Client: Namoi Joint Orgranisation of Councils
Year: 2016

The Namoi region is the premier agricultural region in the state of New South Wales, Australia, producing over $2 billion annually in agricultural production.

The Namoi Joint Organisation of Councils included the Local Government Areas of:

  • Gunnedah
  • Gwydir
  • Moree Plains
  • Narrabri
  • Quirindi
  • Tamworth
  • Uralla
  • Walcha

The region boasts some of the most productive agricultural land in Australia. The rich and fertile black soils of the Liverpool Plains in the eastern part of the region, and highly productive black, red and brown earths to the west and up to the Moree Plains Shire are ideal locations for agricultural investment in value-added production. At the time of the report, the Namoi region is experiencing strong economic growth, particularly in the agricultural sector. Australia is renowned for its stable investment environment.

Investment opportunities exist now to value-add and capture the benefits of enhanced supply chain logistics from the abundant agricultural production in the Namoi
region.

The investment prospectus highlights the following competitive advantages for agricultural investment in the Namoi region:

  • Highly productive soils
  • Abundant and legally secure irrigation water
  • Grow two crops per year
  • Located between Sydney and Brisbane = market/port access
  • Proposed inland rail link to open up market opportunities to Melbourne & Brisbane
  • Highly developed agricultural support services
  • Centre of broad-acre crop and cotton research
  • Welcoming outdoors lifestyle and facilities
  • Ample educational opportunities
  • Investment-ready and supportive local government

The following investment opportunities were identified:

  • Clean/green premiums & market access in North Asia - food safety is a unique selling point with growing Asian affluence. Price premiums can be gained by becoming a trusted supplier. This is brand recognition – not just ‘branding’. There may be opportunities to produce stock feeds for the Asian market as they seek to expand their animal-based protein consumption. Investors can secure strategic supplies of high quality grains, oilseeds and legumes.
  • Research & Development – the region is a national leader in crop and irrigation research. This opens up opportunities for partnerships with North Asian countries who are trying to increase their food production, and for exporting related technology. This will boost high value knowledge driven jobs in the local economy, leading to higher flow-on expenditure in other sectors.
  • Development of just-in-time supply chains – for niche premium customers. Will require investment in improved supply chain logistics.
  • Local processing/value-adding – there are opportunities for further investment in local grain processing, particularly the production of stock-feeds for domestic and export markets.
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