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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 major new player in the land transaction, development and valuation market, has achieved strong growth to date in the NSW rural property market since it began operations in June.

It is aiming to grow from a team of eight to 25 by year’s end at which time an office will be opened in Brisbane.

Delta Agribusiness is a leading independent rural services company, with about 300 employees, including 60 farm consultants and agronomists, serving 8000 clients in 42 locations across southern Queensland, NSW and north-western Victoria.

Its diverse rural services platform encompasses merchandise, agricultural chemicals, agronomy and precision agricultural technologies, animal health, seed and fertiliser, grain marketing and real estate, finance and insurance.

The agreement will enable LAWD to offer its agribusiness transaction-based real estate services to Delta Agribusiness’ extensive client network. In return, LAWD’s broad service offering will be provided to Delta Agribusiness clients.

LAWD senior director Colin Medway said the strategic alliance highlighted LAWD’s commitment to growing its agribusiness platform.

“NSW is the largest rural transactions market in Australia, and this new relationship with Delta Agribusiness will provide considerable penetration into this important market,” Mr Medway said.

“We are confident this strategic alliance will ensure an exciting growth period for LAWD and Delta Agribusiness,” he said.

“Together, we look forward to developing the mutual opportunities presented by this agreement.”

Delta Agribusiness executive director group and co-founder, Chris Duff said the farm services company was proud to team up with LAWD.

“LAWD has a history of expertise in skills with its people, which provides opportunities with our farmer clients.

“We have a lot of well-founded relationships and trusted advisors to combine with LAWD’s reputation in the rural property market, which is a win for all parties.

“Through Delta’s extensive agronomic and advisory network and client relationships, we believe we can add significant additional value to prospective vendors and buyers through a pooling of knowledge, technology and expertise to maximise results.”