MEETING GLOBAL DEMAND FOR
SUSTAINABLE, SAFE & HEALTHY FOOD

 

MEETING GLOBAL DEMAND FOR
SUSTAINABLE, SAFE & HEALTHY FOOD

 

MEETING GLOBAL DEMAND FOR
SUSTAINABLE, SAFE & HEALTHY FOOD

 

MEETING GLOBAL DEMAND FOR
SUSTAINABLE, SAFE & HEALTHY FOOD

MEETING GLOBAL DEMAND FOR SUSTAINABLE, SAFE & HEALTHY FOOD

ABOUT COOLAMON

As the global population continues to rise and as arable land continues to diminish across the planet, food systems are under increasing pressure. Coolamon Farms is playing its part in feeding the world through a large-scale, environmentally sustainable horticulture development in the Riverland of South Australia. The diversified project comprises 3,000ha of premium horticulture – including almonds, citrus, grapes and avocadoes – sustained by a secure water supply and fuelled by renewable energy.

premium horticulture

With its fertile soils and effective biosecurity measures, South Australia’s Riverland is widely renowned for its high quality produce. Coolamon Farms’ is perfectly positioned to build on the region’s outstanding reputation for fresh, healthy produce and will establish a significant almond orchard, in addition to citrus fruit, table grapes and avocados for domestic and international consumption.

As one of the most unique projects of its type in Australia, at completion Coolamon Farms will produce approximately 30,000 tonnes of premium fruit and nuts annually, with a wholesale market value estimated at $75 million AUD. Coolamon’s regenerative approach is designed to maximise productivity whilst generating a range of environmental and social outcomes for the assets and region as a whole.

secure water

With all site use approvals in place, access to a consistent supply of water from the adjacent Murray River is an important strategic and economic consideration for successful delivery of the Coolamon Farms project.

A holistic approach has been undertaken to develop a comprehensive water security strategy, encompassing a range of sourcing, partnering and infrastructure related solutions specifically designed to meet the projected water supply requirements.

The Coolamon Farms design has incorporated the optimum on-farm water storage infrastructure and advanced irrigation technologies to minimise wastage and maximise water usage efficiencies.

clean energy

Coolamon Farms will establish its own renewable energy generation capacity (including battery storage) to support the irrigation and water pumping infrastructure on-site.

Importantly, this will not only provide an effective low-cost energy solution for the project to maximise profitability, but it will also deliver long-term energy security in an environmentally sustainable way.

The project, which will proudly maintain a low carbon footprint, is also assessing the feasibility of a utility scale renewable energy generation and storage facility to be co-located on the land, which would further highlight the project as a centre of excellence for sustainable agricultural production.

PROJECT STATUS

2016/17

Vendor feasibility and development works including lodgement of approval documentation,
water access and use license, and provision of civil engineering plans.

Q1 2018

Plans approved for pumping engineering, civil engineering
and horticulture development plan.

Q2 2018

Public access approvals and capital raise commencement.

Q3 2018

Finalise capital raising.

Q4 2018

Financial close.

Q2 2019

Commence construction.

2023

Production begins.

2027

Orchards reach maturity; production at capacity.

capability

Backed by an experienced development team with more than 25 years of orchard development and operations experience, the team behind Coolamon Farms has a long history of agricultural asset ownership and management, including the delivery of large-scale horticulture projects in the Riverland region.

Critically, the existing landowner John Gallard is committed to maintaining an equity interest in the project and, alongside a leading technical development and commercial team, will provide leadership and on-farm development capabilities and orchard management IP until completion of the project.

Coolamon Farms is a substantial and unique premium food production project. However, with support from the local regional council through to State and Federal Governments, it has the potential to become an iconic project in the region. To further this vision, Coolamon Farms will incorporate a centre of excellence to accommodate strategic partnerships in education, research, technology, social and not-for-profit sectors.

contact

Phone, email or fill in our contact form to speak to us about our investment opportunities.
Phone
+61 3 9521 3876
Email
enquiries@kilaracapital.com
Business Address
Kilara Capital, 5/125 High St
Prahran, Victoria, 3181
Farm Postal Address
Gallard Group, 20 Pennyfield Rd
Berri, South Australia, 5343