Welcome to Wandarra

Unlock The Future Of Australian Agriculture With Wandarra

As the world grapples with food security, climate change and sustainable products, the rediscovery of Industrial Hemp’s ability to feed, clothe, heal and house us,  is creating rapid demand. This is our mission, we’ve created a world class s agri-manufacturing food and fibre company, to provide a sustainable solution, to meet these growing needs.

Wandarra Is Delivering

Wandarra is delivering an integrated industrial hemp model based on utilising the latest solutions to supply both the domestic and global markets.

The Australian Government's Ag 2030 Aims To Achieve $100 Billion In Farm Gate Output. Generous Co-funding To The Agri-food Sector Is Available.

Our Story

MEANING OF WANDARRA

We set out to change that and Wandarra was born . Inspired by the Aboriginal term for Good. Wanadarra is an inspiration, in respect to the keepers of this sacred land, who lived in harmony with their environment, promoting “good health” in one existence with nature.

Wandarra was established to assist busy farmers and SMEs as a trusted advisor to help deliver business strategies, improve profits, transform operations and scale-up in confidence. This is a great era for Australian Agriculture but to achieve the Ag 2030 target a thriving Agri-Food sector is essential. Government and industry groups realise this and can fund existing or start-up enterprises to support business sustainability and sector expansion to meet the global demand for Australian products.

Business as usual will not work. In an increasingly connected world, domestic and global supply chains require Australian companies to take advantage of available Ag tech & digital platforms to collect and analyze data across production, process, systems and machines.

Regional Economic Development And Job Creation

The production and value adding of industrial hemp in North Queensland delivers a new agri-food sector into the region. Hemp cropping provides another broad acre rotational cropping option for the region’s existing irrigated and non-irrigated operations. Overseas experience tells us that Wandarra will need to invest into critical infrastructure, processing and manufacturing equipment. This means that a highly skilled workforce will have to grow and develop with the company.

Environmental Carbon Sequestration and Soil Health

Hemp sequesters more carbon per growth cycle than just about any other crop. It improves soil health, is water-loving, but water-efficient, and can be harvested in less than four months. Hemp relies less on pesticides than most other arable crops and can be grown organically. Rotational hemp crops will help reduce nutrient run-off into inland waterways and The Great Barrier Reef. The stability of products made from hemp biomass means that once their carbon content is permanently locked in – that is where it stays. It is not released as carbon dioxide or methane.

Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer

Wandarra is a technology-driven small to medium enterprise SME with access to hemp processing and manufacturing technological innovations from around the world. An embedded Research and Development culture, linked to technical collaboration, ensures the smart use of technology, including automation, energy use, plant nutrition, and water efficiency. All data collection is linked to information and communication technology (ICT) platforms.

Global Industry Expertise

Industrial hemp growing was deregulated nationally in the early 2000’s. Hemp food consumption was deregulated nationally in 2017, enabling Australia to participate in the global market. Wandarra has based its business model on successful Canadian and USA enterprises and has sought out hemp industry leaders to advise a strategy. Wandarra already has in place global network of off-take partners, technology/equipment suppliers, researchers, and product manufacturers to ensure its strategy management processes and systems are embedded before the trucks of material are ready to roll from farmers’ fields to the processing mills.

Vertical Integration

Vertical integration means the entire value chain is focused on building a flexible hemp growing and manufacturing enterprise linked to filling the global and domestic demand for a diversity of specific products. Hemp was deregulated in Canada in the mid 1990s and Wandarra will benefit from 25 years of trial and error related to how the Canadian’s developed its cottage industry into a billion-dollar Agri-Food sector.

Regional Economic Development And Job Creation

The production and value adding of industrial hemp in North Queensland delivers a new agri-food sector into the region. Hemp cropping provides another broad acre rotational cropping option for the region’s existing irrigated and non-irrigated operations. Overseas experience tells us that Wandarra will need to invest into critical infrastructure, processing and manufacturing equipment. This means that a highly skilled workforce will have to grow and develop with the company.

Environmental Carbon Sequestration and Soil Health

Hemp sequesters more carbon per growth cycle than just about any other crop. It improves soil health, is water-loving, but water-efficient, and can be harvested in less than four months. Hemp relies less on pesticides than most other arable crops and can be grown organically. Rotational hemp crops will help reduce nutrient run-off into inland waterways and The Great Barrier Reef. The stability of products made from hemp biomass means that once their carbon content is permanently locked in – that is where it stays. It is not released as carbon dioxide or methane.

Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer

Wandarra is a technology-driven small to medium enterprise SME with access to hemp processing and manufacturing technological innovations from around the world. An embedded Research and Development culture, linked to technical collaboration, ensures the smart use of technology, including automation, energy use, plant nutrition, and water efficiency. All data collection is linked to information and communication technology (ICT) platforms.

Global Industry Expertise

Industrial hemp growing was deregulated nationally in the early 2000’s. Hemp food consumption was deregulated nationally in 2017, enabling Australia to participate in the global market. Wandarra has based its business model on successful Canadian and USA enterprises and has sought out hemp industry leaders to advise a strategy. Wandarra already has in place global network of off-take partners, technology/equipment suppliers, researchers, and product manufacturers to ensure its strategy management processes and systems are embedded before the trucks of material are ready to roll from farmers’ fields to the processing mills.

Vertical Integration

Vertical integration means the entire value chain is focused on building a flexible hemp growing and manufacturing enterprise linked to filling the global and domestic demand for a diversity of specific products. Hemp was deregulated in Canada in the mid 1990s and Wandarra will benefit from 25 years of trial and error related to how the Canadian’s developed its cottage industry into a billion-dollar Agri-Food sector.

What We Do

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Hemp Whole Plant Utilisation

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Best Fibers

Industrial

Consumer Textiles

Paper

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Building Materials

Hurd (Pulp)

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Extracts

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Hempseed Oil

Foods

Industrial Products

Personal Hygiene

Seed Cake

Industrial Products

What We Do

Strategic business development, goals, models, strategies and collaboration

Wandarra works with clients to first understand their strategic visions and goals. We then formulate…

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Improving internal systems implementation

Your system is perfectly designed for the results you get”. All enterprises have operational systems. Wandarra places a great emphasis on…

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Digital enterprise solutions for the agriculture & food sectors

Internal Systems – Ag tech and services offered by digital platforms present great value for money in the new era of Industry…

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Leadership Team

Steve Tiley - Director & CEO

Daren Marks - Director & CFO

Keith Gracey - Director

Project Wandarra 2022-2027

The Sustainable Wonder Crop With Positive Environmental Impact

Utilising Australia’s Emission Reduction Fund – One ha of industrial hemp can absorb 22 tonnes of CO2 per ha. It is possible to grow to 2 crops per year in North Queensland so absorption is doubled. Hemp’s rapid growth (grows to 4 meters in 100 days) makes it one of the fastest CO2-to-biomass conversion tools available, more efficient than agro-forestry.

The Townsville Region Of North Queensland Has Been Selected For The Project

Queensland state hemp growing licenses have been registered in all planned growing regions

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