Welcome to the Australian Local Food System Policy Database. This is a collection of policies from New South Wales (NSW) and Victorian local governments that relate to healthy, sustainable, and equitable food systems.

For further information about using the database and how it was created see How to use the database. You can search the database by using the fields below. Domain refers to eight broad categories under which various topics are situated. The domains and topics are based on a framework of recommendations for local government action on creating a healthy, sustainable, and equitable food system (also located on the ‘How to use the database’ page linked above).

To cite the database: Reeve B, Carrad A, Rose N, Charlton K & Aguirre-Bielschowsky I (2021) Australian Local Food System Policy Database. Available at: https://law-food-systems.sydney.edu.au/policy-database (access date).

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2017 - 2021 Promote the competitive advantages of the region to attract and develop agricultural supply chain businesses such as: - Warehouse and storage (storage cleaning, splitting, packaging); - Transport and distribution (freight services, logistics); - Food manufacturing (cereals, protein powder, seeds and oils, abattoir). Develop a prospectus which identifies key opportunities and supporting information and make contact with businesses out of region to understand prerequisites for establishing businesses in Horsham Rural City. Economic Development Food related job creation Victoria Horsham Regional
2017 - 2021 TARGETS AND MONITORING • • Employment growth; • • • • Increase in agricultural Economic Development Food related job creation Victoria Horsham Regional
2017 - 2021 - Tourism product and attractions (e.g. Mount Arapiles Lakes and Waterways, Town Hall, food and beverage, festivals and events). Economic Development Local food initiatives for economic development Victoria Horsham Regional
2017 - 2021 ACTION 15.3 Review the Grampians Destination Plan and undertake a tourism masterplan for the Western Grampians. This will investigate private and public-sector investment opportunities and marketing approach. This should consider: - New food, beverage and accommodation opportunities in the scenic Mount Zero area. This will identify ways to leverage from the Peaks Trail; - Nature based and indigenous tourism opportunities in the Wartook Valley and Grampians National Park. This should explore accommodation investment, tour operators, indigenous interpretation and a near complete gravel cycling loop; - Implementation of recommendations from the Grampians Ring Road Study; - Wimmera River Trail, linking Wartook with Horsham. Economic Development Local food initiatives for economic development Victoria Horsham Regional
2017 - 2021 ACTION 4.2 Promote agri-tourism opportunities to industry. Establish an information kit which exposes primary industry to agri-tourism opportunities including case studies and information of the local market. Economic Development Local food initiatives for economic development Victoria Horsham Regional
2017 - 2021 Further development initiatives should be explored in order to capture a proportion of passing trade. Examples may include: • • Improve wayfinding signage; Improve promotional signage for local attractions, entertainment and food and beverage; • Continue to develop food and beverage product produce); Economic Development Local food initiatives for economic development Victoria Horsham Regional
2017 - 2021 High quality dining options such as cafés, a gastronomic pub/hotel, provedore, microbrewery and/or wine bar should be considered for Horsham’s CAD to contribute to a vibrant town centre and attract visitors. The development of food and beverage offer in line with regional produce strengths such as regional pulse production could be a point of difference for Horsham. Economic Development Local food initiatives for economic development Victoria Horsham Regional
2017 - 2021 Horsham will become a strong recognisable brand in key markets and be renowned for its liveability, quality service sector, strong community values, food and creative industry. Economic Development Local food initiatives for economic development Victoria Horsham Regional
2017 - 2021 Promote the CAD to potential hospitality operators to attract high quality food and beverage product such as: - Gastronomy pub; - Restaurants and cafés; - Provedores; and Economic Development Local food initiatives for economic development Victoria Horsham Regional
2017 - 2021 STRATEGY 15 Promote and facilitate private and public sector tourism development opportunities Actions ACTION 15.1 Ensure the Wimmera River Corridor Master Plan considers tourism uses such as: - Recreational boating infrastructure; - Fishing infrastructure; - Picnic/BBQ; - Food and beverage; - Accommodation; - Public art installation; - Conference/function centre; - Recreational tracks and trails (walking and cycling); and - Open water swimming. Lead and Partners Timeframe Planning & Economic Development / Technical Services / CMA / GWM / Barngi Gadjin Land Council / Parks Victoria / DELWP Short term Economic Development Local food initiatives for economic development Victoria Horsham Regional
2017 - 2021 STRATEGY 16 Promote the development of food and beverage tourism leveraging from regional produce strengths Actions ACTION 16.1 Attract experienced hospitality operators to Horsham to establish destination dining. ACTION 16.2 Encourage the use of local produce in restaurants and cafes by: - Providing information to local producers in conjunction with local produce stores promoting opportunities to sell locally; - Develop a regional produce brand; and - Encourage the use of native ingredients. Lead and Partners Timeframe Planning & Economic Development Planning & Economic Development Economic Development Local food initiatives for economic development Victoria Horsham Regional
2017 - 2021 THEME 5 Destination Horsham Horsham will become a strong recognisable brand in key markets and be renowned for its liveability, quality service sector, strong community values, food and creative industry. Tourism product and events will develop to drive visitors to the region to explore nature based assets and attend unique events and festivals. Economic Development Local food initiatives for economic development Victoria Horsham Regional
2017 - 2021 There is an opportunity to increase the provision of events in Horsham Rural City that align with the region’s competitive strengths and may include: • Fishing and boating; • Food and wine; • Outdoor and adventure (e.g. rock climbing); • Arts and culture; • Motorsport (go-cart track / Speedway); • Motocross and 4WD; • Agriculture / farm gate; and • Sport and recreation. Economic Development Local food initiatives for economic development Victoria Horsham Regional
2017 - 2021 7.1. OBJECTIVE Horsham Rural City and its partners will continue to facilitate growth in primary industries including agriculture, processing, mining and renewable energy. Economic Development Local food producers Victoria Horsham Regional
2017 - 2021 ACTION 19.6 Complete the Master Plan for the Horsham Regional Livestock Exchange, and lobby for support to develop a roof over the saleyards. Technical Services Economic Development Local food producers Victoria Horsham Regional
2017 - 2021 Address challenges facing retailers (e.g. online retail, impact of seasonal agriculture production on retail expenditure, customer service & satisfaction); Economic Development Local food producers Victoria Horsham Regional
2017 - 2021 Based on the review of local and regional strategy and policy, the priority objectives for economic development in Horsham and the broader Wimmera Southern Mallee are focussed around supporting major industry such as Agriculture and Manufacturing, improving liveability, and providing opportunities for all members of the community, fostering growth opportunities in new and emerging industries and attracting business, investment, residents and visitors. Economic Development Local food producers Victoria Horsham Regional
2017 - 2021 Diversify the Agriculture industry through value-adding, new commodities, specialist services, research and education, innovation and mechanisations, and transport network efficiencies. Economic Development Local food producers Victoria Horsham Regional
2017 - 2021 HORSHAM REGIONAL LIVESTOCK EXCHANGE Horsham Regional Livestock Exchange, located at Burnt Creek Industrial Estate since 1999, is the 4th largest sheep and lamb saleyards in Victoria with a throughput in the order of 500,000 sheep and lambs per year (437,035 in 2016-17). Preparation of a Master Plan for the site is nearing completion. This Plan will guide future development of the site. Roofing the saleyards is a significant infrastructure priority for the Livestock Exchange with a projected cost of $2.5 million. This project will add to Horsham’s competitive advantage as a livestock exchange, in addition to providing a range of human and animal welfare benefits. Economic Development Local food producers Victoria Horsham Regional
2017 - 2021 Horsham will become a strong recognisable brand in key markets and be renowned for its liveability, quality service sector, strong community values, food and creative industry. Economic Development Local food producers Victoria Horsham Regional
2017 - 2021 Promote the competitive advantages of the region to attract and develop agricultural supply chain businesses such as: - Warehouse and storage (storage cleaning, splitting, packaging); - Transport and distribution (freight services, logistics); - Food manufacturing (cereals, protein powder, seeds and oils, abattoir). Develop a prospectus which identifies key opportunities and supporting information and make contact with businesses out of region to understand prerequisites for establishing businesses in Horsham Rural City. Economic Development Local food producers Victoria Horsham Regional
2017 - 2021 Promote the competitive strengths (e.g. Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline, WIFT) to encourage new agribusiness to establish in the region. WDA/ Planning & Economic Development / Agriculture Victoria / DEDJTR Medium term Economic Development Local food producers Victoria Horsham Regional
2017 - 2021 STRATEGY 5 Actions ACTION 5.1 ACTION 5.2 Develop a business database of agri-business firms (this may be undertaken as part of Action 2.1) Ensure there is an experienced economic development officer responsible for engaging with the Agriculture sector. This includes developing strategic relationships with: - Businesses; - Relevant State and Federal government personnel (e.g. Agriculture Victoria, GWM Water); - Industry groups; and - Education institutions (e.g. Longerenong College). The nominated staff member should have a strong understanding of local agricultural conditions. ACTION 5.3 Participate in an annual roundtable event for the Agriculture industry representatives. Discussion points should include, but are not limited to the following: - The current state of the industry (economic conditions); - Current challenges/barriers to industry growth; - Opportunities for industry growth; - The regulatory environment; and - Research and innovation. ACTION 5.4 Develop strategic relationships with key personnel of large businesses in the region, and encourage them to become active in the local industry to share their expertise. Planning & Economic Development / WDA Short term Engage and support the agricultural business community, and ensure the region remains the leader in grain production, research, education and innovation Lead and Partners Planning & Economic Development Planning & Economic Development / WDA Timeframe Short term Short term Economic Development Local food producers Victoria Horsham Regional
2017 - 2021 Support and protect the Agriculture industry and recognise its importance as a key sector in the Wimmera. Economic Development Local food producers Victoria Horsham Regional
2017 - 2021 TARGETS AND MONITORING • • Employment growth; • • • • Increase in agricultural production; Economic Development Local food producers Victoria Horsham Regional
2017 - 2021 The key economic development initiatives supported by local businesses and the community include: • Further support and develop the Agriculture and Manufacturing industries; Economic Development Local food producers Victoria Horsham Regional
2017 - 2021 Holy Trinity Lutheran School in Horsham is undergoing a signification expansion. When completed, the School will boast several new classrooms, a large collective learning area, 2D and 3D art rooms, staff rooms, a food technology centre, music and drama rooms, and a video and audio recording studio. Health and Wellbeing Education/events on food system issues Victoria Horsham Regional
2017 - 2021 STRATEGY 16 Promote the development of food and beverage tourism leveraging from regional produce strengths Actions ACTION 16.1 Attract experienced hospitality operators to Horsham to establish destination dining. ACTION 16.2 Encourage the use of local produce in restaurants and cafes by: - Providing information to local producers in conjunction with local produce stores promoting opportunities to sell locally; - Develop a regional produce brand; and - Encourage the use of native ingredients. Lead and Partners Timeframe Planning & Economic Development Planning & Economic Development Health and Wellbeing Traditional food cultures Victoria Horsham Regional
2017 - 2021 Diversify the Agriculture industry through value-adding, new commodities, specialist services, research and education, innovation and mechanisations, and transport network efficiencies. Sustainability and Environment Sustainable local food production Victoria Horsham Regional
2017 - 2021 The Wimmera Mallee Pipeline, established in 2010, replaced 17,500 km of inefficient channels providing approximately 9,000 km of rural pipeline. It is estimated that the pipeline saves an average of 103 billion litres of water per annum and provides a continuous water supply to approximately 7,000 rural customers and townships across the Wimmera and Mallee. The Pipeline provides water security for the Agriculture sector and is of major benefit to the region. The Pipeline could be promoted to potential new agri-business that are looking to establish in the region. Sustainability and Environment Sustainable water management in food production Victoria Horsham Regional

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