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Want to know what the best kept secret in the world of investment is?
Timber!

Considered an emerging asset class in Australia, Timber has long been regarded as an attractive investment both in the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

“…Timber is the only reliable negatively correlated asset class when you really need it to be. One of the reasons for that is you can withhold the forest. If you find the price of lumber is no good, you don't cut. Not only is there no cost of storage, the tree continues to grow and it gets more valuable. That is a very, very nice virtue…”

Source: Jeremy Grantham, founder of US fund manager Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo

 

“…Over the last 30 years, annualised returns on timber have averaged 15.2% compared with 13.2% for the S&P 500 stock index…”

Source: Elizabeth Reed Smith “Timber is a commodity for the long run” (New York Times, 26/8/2001 )

 

Following on from the successful launch of the Australian Oak Project which closed June 30, 2005 we are please to announce the release of Stage 2.


Stage 2 offers investors who might have missed out the initial launch the opportunity to participate in the ongoing development of Australia 's only Commercial River She-oak Plantation located at Gingin , Western Australia .

The Australian Oak project is based on the Australian River She-Oak (Casuarina Cunninghamiana), a lovely high-grade hardwood timber suitable for both furniture and flooring. The harvest cycle is a relatively short 10-15 years.


Opportunities to be a part of Stage 2 are limited.
To avoid missing your opportunity to be a part of this exciting project request your copy of the Product Discloser Statement (PDS) today or speak to an Australian Oak representative.


An investment in Australian Oak not only provides you with an opportunity to secure a better financial future but also builds jobs and a stronger economic outlook for all West Australians.  

Thinking of the Environment?

Australian Oak presents a commercially viable alternative to Australian Old Growth resources, helping to satisfy the demand for the ongoing supply of Quality Grade Hardwood to both domestic and export markets.

  • The Global demand for Quality Grade Hardwood continues to grow at 1.2 to 1.5% pa.
  • Protection of the worlds Old Growth Forests has seen a reduction in harvesting.
  • Asian Markets have seen increased importation of Sawn Hardwood of up to 121% over the last 14 years.
  • Due to its close proximity, stable social, political and economic environment, Australia is perfectly placed to satisfy growing Asian demands.      

 

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