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    LAWD supports Active Farmers

    LAWD is delighted to announce a new three-year sponsorship of charity, Active Farmers, to help support the improved health and wellbeing of residents in more than 50 small rural communities across Australia.    Founded by certified fitness coach, Ginny Stevens in 2015 from her family’s mixed farming operation in Southern New South Wales, the not-for-profit organisation partner...


    LAWD announces appointment of Enda Foley as CEO

    LEADING national real estate and advisory firm LAWD has today announced the appointment of Enda Foley to the position of Chief Executive Officer as the company continues to expand and elevate its services to Australia’s property sectors.   LAWD Senior Director, Tim McKinnon, said Mr Foley will come to the business in mid-August with an outstanding track record of leadership includi...


    Among last remaining PSP approved sites of scale in Melbourne hit the market

    TWO of Victoria’s last remaining Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) approved, large-scale industrial assets have been brought to market by national real estate and advisory firm LAWD, in conjunction with JLL. Positioned in Melbourne’s booming northern corridor, 910 Donnybrook Road (10.89 ha) and 960 Donnybrook Road (76.45 ha) are adjacent vacant land assets that are available individual...


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    More than $100 million of premiere horticulture assets placed on the market

    TWO superbly located, institutional-scale Queensland horticulture aggregations, Gemfields Portfolio (4,386 ha) and Elliot River Horticulture Portfolio (667 ha), have been listed for sale through Land, Agribusiness, Water and Development (LAWD).   Expected to achieve more than $100 million combined, Gemfields is an established macadamia, cotton and grazing enterprise near Emerald in the C...


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    Opportunity to purchase interest in Darlington Point Solar Farm rental

    •  Opportunity to secure rental income stream from lease to large-scale solar power generation plant •  Triple net lease, current annual rent $582,209 •  Darlington Point Solar Farm is located within historic Tubbo Station, 140km from Wagga Wagga   THE RENTAL income generated from New South Wales’ Darlington Point Solar Farm has today been listed for...


    Meet the next wave of rural property leaders in a booming agriculture sector

    Nick Houston feels privileged to have seen a lot of Australia in his seven years working as a registered rural property valuer.   “I have travelled everywhere from the Kimberleys to southern New South Wales to inspect world-class agriculture portfolios and gain insights into how the businesses are managed,” Nick said.   Nick knew younger than most what he wanted to do ...


    Significant industrial site sold in South East Melbourne

    ONE of South East Melbourne’s last remaining significant industrial landholdings, located at 1568 & 1580A Thompsons Road, has been acquired by Melbourne Property developer, MAB Corporation, with plans to transform the site into a $400 million industrial and logistics development.   The 32.57 ha property is strategically positioned within the Croskell Precinct Structure Plan in ...


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    Award winning winery presents unique opportunity

    More than 22 hectares of riverfront land housing 25,000 established vines and complemented by a cellar door that is consistently awarded five-star ratings from visitors is on the market for the first time in almost three decades. Riversands Winery, located on the picturesque banks of the Balonne River in St George, South West Queensland, has an established reputation for its award-winning wine...


    LAWD grows NSW presence with new Sydney office

    NATIONAL real estate agency and advisory firm Land, Agribusiness, Water & Development (LAWD) has today announced the launch of its Sydney office and two new key appointments, to further grow the strong presence it has built in New South Wales. Led by an experienced and highly regarded senior team from the farm and property sectors, LAWD has offered specialist transaction, advisory an...


    Sector profitability driving rise in de-aggregation of institutional farmland portfolios

    UNPRECEDENTED profitability across the agriculture sector is driving a notable rise in the number of institutional farmland aggregations being deconstructed and sold back to family enterprises well-positioned to pay premium rates to expand their own portfolios.   The trend, which has grown in prevalence over the past five years, has been evidenced by a number of recent sales in which inv...


    Strength of agriculture beats out lifestyle market on Southern Tableland property

    THE strength of the Australian agriculture sector has pushed out lifestyle buyers on a sought-after Southern Tablelands property just over 200km from Sydney.   ‘Petrichor’ rolls over 160ha of productive basalt soils 13km south-west of Crookwell and attracted widespread interest from diverse buyer groups. Reliably watered by springs, dams and the Wheeo Creek, the property was ...


    Barcaldine emerges as rural property hotspot as pastoral buyers move west

    CENTRAL West Queensland has emerged as one of the strongest performing rural property markets in the country following a sharp uplift in land values over the past 12 to 18 months, driven by transactions including the record-breaking sale of “The Patrick”.   Settled in December 2021, the 16,547-hectare Barcaldine district holding, comprising 14,155 hectares of freehold and 2,3...


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    Renowned Macedon Lodge on the market for immediate sale

    VICTORIA’S preeminent thoroughbred training facility is available for purchase, with Inglis Rural Property and Land, Agribusiness, Water and Development (LAWD) exclusively engaged by Advise Transact’s Mark Wizel to manage the immediate sale on behalf of the Williams family. Situated under the southern periphery of Mount Macedon, just 45km from the Melbourne CBD and 20 minutes from ...


    Coulton family purchases well-known Kalanga Aggregation

    THE highly productive Kalanga Aggregation at Toobeah, in the renowned Border Rivers Region of southern Queensland, has returned to local ownership following its acquisition by the Coulton Family’s Morella Agriculture from the United States-based Hancock Agricultural Investment Group (HAIG). Spanning approximately 12,840 hectares across the floodplains and terraces of the McIntyre River, ...


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    Settlement finalised for New England’s iconic Paradise Creek Station

    REGENERATIVE farming venture, Wilmot Cattle Company, has further expanded its growing New England district asset portfolio with the acquisition of historic ‘Paradise Creek Station’ at Inverell. LAWD Director, Simon Cudmore, who marketed and oversaw the transaction, said the sale of the premium 2,575ha holding attracted more than 80 enquiries from across multiple states, and marked...


    LAWD congratulates Zanda McDonald Award winner Charlie Perry

    National real estate agency and advisory firm Land, Agribusiness, Water & Development (LAWD) has congratulated young NSW beef producer and emerging industry leader, Charlie Perry, on receiving the prestigious Zanda McDonald Award for 2022. Now in its eighth year, the Zanda McDonald Award recognises people aged 21 to 35 working in the primary industry sectors of New Zealand and Australia, w...


    Charlie Perry takes out top agri-award in Australia

    Leadership, vison and humility were the standout qualities that resulted in Charlie Perry taking out the 2022 Australian Zanda McDonald Award on Thursday night. Perry, who lives and works on his family owned and operated wagyu beef farm at Gurya, in Northern NSW returned to his passion for agriculture after a successful career in business consulting, and hasn’t looked back. Since taking ...


    Expansion of local farm businesses will continue to drive property market

    ESTABLISHED farming businesses buoyed by strong returns, low interest rates and the option to grow efficiency through scale, are predicted to continue to be the primary drivers of the rural property market in 2022. Land, Agribusiness, Water and Development (LAWD) Senior Director, Col Medway, said local buyers had contributed to a notable farmland price escalation since 2015, and had played a k...


    2021 Has Disrupted The CBD Model

    MEDIA RELEASE 21 December 2021 2021 has disrupted the CBD model THE theory underscoring real estate industry valuation may need to be rewritten as a result of soaring development site transactions in 2021, as Australians look to change the way they live following the global COVID-19 pandemic. Land, Agribusiness, Water and Development (LAWD) Senior Director, Peter Sagar, said a combination o...


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    LAWD pleased to announce 2022 Zanda McDonald Award applications open this Sunday August 1, 2021

      As a proud sponsor of the Zanda McDonald Award, we are pleased to announce applications for the prestigious trans-Tasman agriculture award will open this Sunday 1st August. The search is on to uncover talented young individuals in agriculture, with applications for the 2022 Zanda McDonald Award opening this Sunday. The trans-Tasman award provides an opportunity for young Kiwis and A...


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    LAWD appointed to sell major Melbourne development site portfolio

    The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne has appointed agents LAWD to manage a portfolio of three infill development sites located within metropolitan Melbourne with price expectations of up to $20 million.    The sites in Point Cook, Lynbrook and Carrum Downs range in size from 0.65ha to 1.82 hectares and are zoned for residential use. The...


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    LAWD supports Zanda McDonald Award

      MEDIA STATEMENT: 27 May 2021   LAWD supports Zanda McDonald Award NATIONAL real estate agency and advisory firm Land, Agribusiness, Water & Development (LAWD) has today announced its sponsorship of the prestigious Zanda McDonald Award for the next three years to support industry in growing and mentoring the agriculture leaders of tomorrow. The Zanda McDonald Award recognis...


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    Top three Aussie dairy portfolio hits the market, PwC on board

    Duxton Asset Management is getting ready to milk its decade-long investment in Victorian dairy business Ace Dairy Holdings. Ace Dairy owns 4,000 cows, which produce 2 million megalitres of milk solids a year.  Duxton’s Ace Dairy has drafted in PwC’s dealmakers – and Victorian real estate firm LAWD – to help it find a new owner, in a deal expected to value the busi...


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    LAWD launches dedicated valuation business

    NATIONAL real estate agency and advisory firm Land, Agribusiness, Water & Development (LAWD) has announced the launch of a dedicated property valuation business, to provide a fully-integrated service offering, less than 12 months since commencing operation. A new, but fast-growing entrant to the market, LAWD was founded in July 2020 and is led by prominent agribusiness figure John McKillop...


    LAWD announces sponsorship of Humans of Agriculture

    The latest Australian podcast and blog series that is gaining increasing popularity among those with a passion for agriculture is Humans of Agriculture.   After operating without any funding in the 12 months of its existence, it has this month signed its first sponsor, national rural transaction, valuation and advisory firm LAWD.   The series is the brainchild of Oli Le Lievre, a ...


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    Leading land development advisors join LAWD

    Leading Melbourne real estate agents and land experts Peter Sagar and Paul Callanan have joined forces as directors with LAWD (Land, Agribusiness, Water, Development) a tier one agency and advisory firm.   LAWD have offices in Victoria, Queensland and NSW and aim to expand nationally within the next 12 months. LAWD has brought together a team of experts across the development and agrib...


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    Favourable conditions continue to bolster demand for rural property

    Good seasonal conditions throughout most of the eastern states, one of the biggest winter grain harvests on record and continued low interest rates continue to bolster demand for rural properties, according to real estate and land specialist firm LAWD.   “Operating returns remain strong so it’s not hard to see why people are chasing expansion opportunities in a low interest r...


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    Lifestyle property sales take off in the year of COVID-19

    A year dominated by a worldwide pandemic, lockdowns and working from home has hastened an exodus of those living in cities seeking a simpler life in the country. This has been particularly prevalent in the New South Wales Southern Tablelands where lifestyle properties of 40 hectares or less are often under offer within 48 hours of being listed for sale, according to Yass-based LAWD real estate...


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    Local buyers underpinning rural real estate market

      Local buyers, combined with metropolitan investor interest is helping maintain strong rural property values, according to southern New South Wales LAWD real estate directors Ian Robertson and Tim Corcoran. Other contributing factors bolstering the market were strong commodity prices, low interest rates, an excellent spring and landholders preferring to remain on the land. This was in ...


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    LAWD and Delta Ag announce strategic alliance

    LAWD (Land, Agribusiness, Water and Development) and Delta Agribusiness today announced a strategic alliance to provide an enhanced rural real estate services offering across NSW, southern Queensland and Victoria. The agreement will enable Delta Agribusiness and LAWD to offer a full suite of services that deliver wide-ranging benefits for clients of both companies. Melbourne based LAWD, a maj...


    NSW south west slopes in high demand

    Helped by a recovery from the prolonged drought the south west slopes of NSW has become one of the hottest rural real estate markets in NSW, according to Yass based LAWD senior director, Col Medway. With commodity prices, apart from wool, remaining high mixed farming properties in the region had jumped substantially in the last 12 months and were now making $5000 to $6000 an acre ($12,355 to $...


    2020 Global Food Forum: ‘Irrational fear’ of foreign investment

    LAWD executive chairman John McKillop has begun the panel by arguing that most of the resistance to foreign investments in Australian farms is an “irrational fear.” “The reality is we produce enough food for 60 million people and we have 20 million people,” he said. “Agriculture has a very strong history of foreign investment coming in, doing a lot of good for th...


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    The Land: Spring Property Guide

    Available online and as a free lift-out in todays paper


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    Rural Property Showing Promise

      Rural property is one sector in the Australian economy that is showing appreciable promise despite the current economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. A combination of improved seasonal conditions across the eastern states and generally good grain and livestock prices is prompting strong investor interest. It is also spurring a desire among young people to return to the ...


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    Beef Central - Movement at the Station: Properties for sale

    Property editor Linda Rowley, July 29, 2020 THIS week’s property review includes this wrap-up of interesting recent listings across the country, and a separate article on recently completed sales of note. Water and cattle on North Queensland’s Burlington Station Blue ribbon farming and grazing on Yeoval’s Netherwood Park Development and capital investment in the Maranoa ...


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    Beef Central Weekly property review: Bigger is not always better in agency role

    THEY often say bigger is better, but in the world of rural property sales and marketing, there is a growing number of individuals putting their own money down to show it may not always be the case. Over the past 12 months, a number of smaller alternatives have emerged in the rural property space, with well-known professionals leaving the security of major agencies in favour of going out on the...