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Ownership and Occupation

To enable the procurement of the physical facility itself, the Joint Venture parties, Victorian Government and La Trobe University (La Trobe) incorporated a dedicated entity, Biosciences Research Centre Pty Ltd to contract with Plenary Research to deliver the project.

Biosciences Research Centre Pty Ltd (BRC Co) was created and registered with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) on 11 September 2008.

The name “AgriBio” to describe for the facility was adopted in 2008 and registered with ASIC as a business name on 28 August 2019.

The name “AgriBio Australia” was registered with ASIC as a business name on 18 February 2019.

AgriBio Board

The AgriBio Board consists of three directors nominated by the State, and three directors nominated by La Trobe, with an independent Chairman.

Further details of the Board

AgriBio leases the land from La Trobe, and owns the facility as agent for and on trust for the shareholders.

Honeywell Limited is Plenary’s subcontracted maintenance provider for AgriBio, committed to ensuring the asset remains in peak condition for the full 25-year contract term.

Agriculture Victoria, a part of the Victorian Government occupies almost 75% of the facility.

La Trobe biosciences staff in plant and animal genomics, plant pathology, animal health and agricultural sustainability occupy almost 25%.

Part of the ground floor area is leased to Agriculture Victoria Services, a Victorian Government corporate entity, and to Dairy House, a group of organisations working for dairy herd improvement in Australia.

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Page last updated: 09-Jul-2020