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In addition to delivering an average annual return^ of 8.89% over the last 39 years for the Growth (MySuper) investment option, the Fund has a history of investing back into our community – supporting industries that are important to our members and creating better retirement outcomes. By acting as a direct investor on our member’s behalf, the Fund is a provider of significant capital to businesses around Australia. This funding will help to strengthen the Australian economy and drive higher returns for our members.
In February 2022, the Fund, investing alongside leading integrated real estate group, Dexus, acquired a 33.3% stake in the Jandakot joint venture.
The Jandakot joint venture holds the Jandakot general aviation airport, existing industrial properties and developable land in Perth, Western Australia. When the development of the industrial land is complete, the property will provide over 700,000m2 of high quality industrial and logistics accommodation.
The approximately $1.3 billion joint venture is expected to create opportunities for West Australian industrial and logistics businesses to expand and upgrade their accommodation as well as creating new construction jobs and ongoing work for the local community.
Dexus will oversee the management and development of the property, with the Fund benefiting from Dexus’ industrial development capability and fully integrated real estate management offering.
Not only does the Fund support members in the print, media, entertainment and arts industries, we are also helping bring entertainment to the big screen and into all our members’ homes..
In an arrangement with Fulcrum Media Finance, the Fund provides access to pre-sale advance loans for film and TV productions across Australia and New Zealand.
Originally launched as a $30 million revolving loan in 2010, the investment was doubled to $60 million in 2015 to meet funding demand. Following Cbus’ merger with Media Super on 9 April 2022, support continued with the limit increased to $80 million.
Some of the productions supported over the years include The Dressmaker, Lion, Top End Wedding, Breath, Last Cab to Darwin, Sweet Country, Upper Middle Bogan, Rake, Top of the Lake, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, Cleverman, Struggle Street, The Family Court Murders, The Newsreader, Bump – Series 3, as well as a host of children's programming.
With construction well underway, the partnership between Cbus Property# and the South Australian Government to deliver a new $300 million office building development in the heart of the Adelaide CBD is on track.
Located at 83 Pirie Street, the 20-storey complex will set a new benchmark for office developments in South Australia, catering to the ever-changing needs of today’s tenants with truly best-in-class amenity. The major tenant will be South Australia’s Department of Infrastructure and Transport (DIT).
The complex is Cbus Property’s first net-zero carbon-designed development, targeting world-leading performance in sustainable design and delivery of commercial buildings. In addition to a recently awarded 6 Star Green Star Design Review rating, the 83 Pirie Street commercial office is designed to achieve a 5.5 Star NABERS Energy rating and will use no natural gas.
With the building structure completed and internal fit-out works progressing, Cbus Property looks forward to building handover and occupation, anticipated to take place in Q3 2022.
#Cbus Property Pty Ltd is a wholly-owned entity of Cbus Super and is responsible for the development and management of a portfolio of Cbus Super’s property investments.
To date, the Fund has successfully invested just under $150 million into the bond issuance from the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC).
The Fund has been a long-time supporter of the NHFIC. The NHFIC acts as Affordable Housing Aggregator (AHBA) and provides low-cost, longer term loans to registered community housing providers (CHPs) to support the provision of more social and affordable housing. NHFIC funds AHBA loans by issuing Commonwealth Government guaranteed, social bonds into the wholesale capital market.
The funds raised by NHFIC enables CHPs to finance the construction and supply of new social and affordable dwellings. This investment not only meets Cbus’ investment risk-return criteria, but it also contributes to the supply of housing for Australians in need and job creation through construction projects for years to come.
Linda Cunningham is the Head of Debt and Alternatives at Cbus Super, and one of the leading experts in this type of investing. Watch our video below.
In November 2022, Cbus announced half a billion dollars to support the Housing Australia Future Fund to support the National Housing Accord. Read our media release.
The Fund has partnered with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) by acquiring a 10% stake in CIP’s Australian offshore wind project, Star of the South. CIP specialises in energy infrastructure investments, being one of the largest developers of offshore wind projects globally.
Star of the South is Australia’s most progressed offshore wind project, to be located off the south coast of Gippsland in Victoria, with a capacity of up to 2.2 GW. The new partnership demonstrates confidence in Victoria’s offshore wind sector, with Star of the South forging the way for a new local industry to deliver a clean energy boost, create thousands of jobs and reduce carbon emissions.
Star of the South aims to deliver on the Victorian Government’s strong policy ambition for offshore wind, with the Government targeting at least 2 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2032 and up to 9 GW by 2040, establishing an entirely new clean energy sector in Victoria. Offshore wind will transform energy supply in Victoria, complementing other forms of power generation. Star of the South alone has the potential to power around 1.2 million homes and supply up to 20% of Victoria’s electricity needs while creating jobs and investment in the Gippsland region.
As at June 2023. Based on an income of $80,000 and a starting super balance of $50,000 modelled by SuperRatings. Full assumptions available on SuperCalculator.
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United Super Pty Ltd ABN 46 006 261 623 AFSL 233792 as Trustee for the Construction and Building Unions Superannuation Fund ABN 75 493 363 262 (Cbus and /or Cbus Super).
^ Since inception to 30 June 2023, based on the crediting rate, which is the return minus investment fees, the percentage-based administration fee and taxes. Excludes weekly administration fees. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.