Our thesis is to own the critical input and most limiting factor to Australian agriculture production: water.See More
Blue Sky well understands that fresh water is the most limiting factor for the expansion of Australia’s agricultural sector; it is the lifeblood of our food and fibre production. Australia enjoys the most advanced regulatory framework in the world that has been set up to allocate scarce water amongst competing users, whilst preserving sustainable environmental water flows as a priority over consumptive use.
Australia’s bi-partisan National Water Initiative (2007) has led to the development of secure and relatively liquid markets for the trade of scarce water. Successive Federal and State Governments have continued to recognise and encourage a growing trade in water such that it will be allocated amongst competing users according to their ability to generate the highest economic returns. As a result, the Murray–Darling Basin is the world’s largest ‘cap and trade’ water market.
A Water Entitlement is a perpetual or ongoing right to access a share of annual water supplied from a specified water resource such as a river or underground aquifer.
Blue Sky’s Water Fund invests in the ownership and on-going management of a portfolio of Water Entitlements. In turn, this provides a new source of capital for Australia’s agricultural sector; new water risk management tools for irrigators; increased liquidity in water markets; and allows investors to participate in returns from Australia’s agricultural sector.