Geographic Benefits

Western Australia offers numerous benefits associated with this massive yet isolated geography:

  • Environmental purity
  • Climatic variation
  • Surplus product available for export
  • Rigorous food and production safety standards
  • Long standing supply and trade relationships
  • Short supply chain
  • Limited biosecurity risks given isolation
  • Cattle diversity
  • Strong economy
  • Good infrastructure

Market Proximity

A key advantage of our Western Australia base is our close proximity to South East Asia, China and India/Middle East. Reduced  containerised transportation and supply chain time and cost make Western Australia the premier location for agricultural export to Asia and China.

Community Involvement

  • Hamersley Agriculture has strong State and Local Government support for the economic, employment and social benefits of the project.
  • The project is estimated to generate over 800 jobs, mostly in regional WA, and a further 1250 jobs during the construction phase.
  • Jobs will be created in a wide range of sectors – farming, transport, technology, renewables, food processing and exporting.
  • Hamersley Agriculture is committed to exploring opportunities to support local communities and source services locally where possible. The project will provide significant training for Western Australians, world-leading research and development and technology opportunities.

Water Resources

 

  • The MidWest region of Western Australia has significant water resources.
  • Hamersley Agriculture is in the process of developing groundwater for pasture irrigation, with our project partners Global Groundwater.