About the bioHub, Casino NSW Apply Now
DomaCom, via the DomaCom Fund, and Utilitas, a bioHub developer, is launching Australia’s first crowdfunding campaign to secure a site in Casino, northern NSW and develop a bioHub to service the energy needs of its nearby industries and communities.
Every year Australia produces enough sewage, agricultural and processing residuals to power more than one million homes. Growing demand for food, increasing energy costs and energy supply risks are the main drivers of the emerging bioHub industry.
bioHubs can safely and reliably capture and utilise energy and nutrient from organic waste that would typically be disposed of to the environment at a cost.
Casino is a regional town in the Northern Rivers area of NSW that is known as the regional centre of a very large cattle industry. In fact, Casino positions itself as one of the “Beef Capitals” of Australia.
Consequently, the sheer size of biomass from agricultural and food processing industries in this region makes it an ideal place to develop a bioHub.
This project is aiming to raise a total of AU$4.3million to acquire the site and develop the bioHub. The bioHub will be leased to the operating business run by Utilitas, and an ongoing income stream, via leasing fee, will be paid to the investors in the DomaCom Casino bioHub sub-fund. Investors in this sub-fund are holding an interest in the land and the plant, and are not investing in the operating business.
About Utilitas and its role in this project
According to Regional Development Australia, “A bioHub is a system where councils and private businesses cooperate to recover the highest value from regional waste streams, offering new industry opportunities, revenue generation and bioenergy opportunities.”
Brisbane based Utilitas Group Pty Ltd is a bioHub developer, with a mission to deliver 100MW of dispatchable, reliable, local electricity and other bioproducts from 100 bioHubs in 100 regional communities by 2025.
Utilitas originates, designs, builds and operates bioHubs that convert manure, sewage, crop residuals and food processing waste into renewable energy and tradeable bioproducts.
Utilitas engages with large organic waste producers and energy consumers to treat their waste and supply energy (electricity, gas, fuel) at locked in long term prices.
Commercial agreements in place for this project
DomaCom will use Utilitas’ expertise to develop the bioHub in Casino, NSW following the successful acquisition of the site. Backed by multi-year energy purchase contracts with local industry, Utilitas will also become the tenant of the bioHub once completed.
With green pastures perfect for grazing cattle, Casino on the far North Coast of NSW is known as one of Australia’s beef capitals.
Casino lies on the banks of the Richmond River, approximately 700 km north of Sydney and just over 200 km south of Brisbane. Serviced by North Coast railway line between Sydney and Brisbane, Casino is also about half an hour drive from Lismore which has an airport with several daily flights to Sydney.
The town is named after the Casino Station, and is considered the country’s largest beef centre. With a population of over 10,000, Casino is a thriving rural town which relies heavily on the region’s cattle industry combined with the importance of the local timber industry.
To appreciate the scale of the local cattle industry, it is worth noting that approximately 120,000 head of cattle are sold at the Casino Livestock Selling Centre each year.
Please note that the return figures below are estimated returns only, and cannot be considered as a guarantee of investment performance.
|The investment||DomaCom, via the DomaCom Fund, and Utilitas, a bioHub developer, is launching Australia’s first crowdfunding campaign to acquire a site in Casino, northern NSW and develop a bioHub to service the energy needs of its nearby industries and communities.
The bioHub will be leased to the operating business run by Utilitas, and an ongoing income stream, via leasing fee, will be paid to the investors in the DomaCom Casino bioHub sub-fund. Investors in this sub-fund are holding an interest in the land and the plant, and are not investing in the operating business.
|Target crowdfunding raise||AU$4.3 million
|Estimated return on investment||Targeting a 20% uplift for the project during the 12-18 month development with ongoing gross rent of 8% p.a. with an annual increase of the greater of CPI or 3%.
|Investment term||There are no withdrawal rights from a sub-fund until it is terminated, however the DomaCom Fund provides a liquidity solution. This solution has not previously been available to the property sector.
· You can sell some or all of your units in a sub-fund through the DomaCom Fund’s liquidity facility provided there is a buyer for your units; or
· The Fund’s Constitution also provides that a sub-fund can be terminated at any time by a vote of unit holders that hold at least 75% of all units on issue and/or after 5 years with a 50% unit holder vote.
Please refer to the DomaCom Fund Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) for more information.
Investors are encouraged to submit their Application Form as soon as possible by clicking on the Apply Now button below.
Summary of Investment Opportunity
Through the DomaCom Fund, DomaCom is offering investors the opportunity to invest in a sub-fund that will:
- Secure a site in Casino, northern NSW; and
- Develop a BioHub to service the energy needs of its nearby industries and communities, with the aim to provide investors high yielding returns from both development and ongoing rental activities.
DomaCom will use Utilitas’ expertise to develop Australia’s first crowdfunded bioHub in Casino. Backed by multi-year energy purchase contracts with local industry, Utilitas will become the tenant of the BioHub once completed.
With many regional councils in Australia struggling with the rising cost of landfill and the need to divert more waste away from landfill, a bioHub can safely capture and utilise energy and nutrient from organic waste, typically disposed of to the environment, to generate revenue and power industries and homes in nearby communities.
If you would like to invest in the Casino bioHub, you can join this crowdfunding campaign by completing the application and lodging your investment funds through this General Advice page.
Please ensure that you first read the DomaCom Fund’s Product Disclosure Statement (PDS). For a copy of the current PDS, please click here or call your financial adviser.
When you have lodged your bid and the campaign is filled, you will also receive a Supplementary Product Disclosure Statement (SPDS) outlining the specific offer to invest in the Casino bioHub which will contain all the information required for you to make a decision. You are not bound to proceed with your bid amount for this Casino bioHub crowdfunding campaign until you accept the offer contained in the SPDS (which will include the specific details for the properties).
If you are new to DomaCom, click on the Apply button below to begin your application.
If you are an existing DomaCom Fund investor, you can login to access your account and all the other public crowdfunding campaigns by clicking the Investor Login button below.
General Advice Warning
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