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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Document titleRelevant text in the policyDomainTopicStateLocal Government nameCouncil type
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 Sustainability and Environment Animal husbandry 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. Sustainability and Environment Animal husbandry 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 Strengthen food chain connections/distribution 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). Sustainability and Environment Strengthen food chain connections/distribution 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. Sustainability and Environment Strengthen food chain connections/distribution 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 Sustainability and Environment Strengthen food chain connections/distribution Victoria Horsham Regional
2017 – 2021 Delivery Program, 2019-2020 Operational Plan, Revenue Policy and Budget Promote affordable housing in the Shire to external markets Social Policy Affordable housing NSW Lachlan Regional
2017 – 2021 Delivery Program, 2019-2020 Operational Plan, Revenue Policy and Budget All of the tasks Council undertakes, such as, building roads, delivering clean water, managing sewerage and other waste, child care, libraries, meals on wheels, driving tourism, health inspections, caravan parks and swimming pools are all placed under the seven key themes listed above Health and Wellbeing Nutrition in vulnerable populations NSW Lachlan Regional
2017 – 2021 Delivery Program, 2019-2020 Operational Plan, Revenue Policy and Budget Meals on wheels, garden maintenance and fitness/social programs in Condo, Lake C. & Tott. Health and Wellbeing Nutrition in vulnerable populations NSW Lachlan Regional
2017 – 2021 Delivery Program, 2019-2020 Operational Plan, Revenue Policy and Budget Investigate a Bush Tucker/ Bush medicine shop. Health and Wellbeing Traditional food cultures NSW Lachlan Regional
2017 – 2021 Delivery Program, 2019-2020 Operational Plan, Revenue Policy and Budget Capital Programs Selection Criteria (for individual projects listed inWater & Sewerage Asset Management Plans) Renewal: primarily focused on assets that are in poor condition, with critical assets (e.g. based on number of users and consequence of failure) given priority; new and upgraded assets based on improving drinking water quality and pressure Health and Wellbeing Access to safe drinking water NSW Lachlan Regional
2017 – 2021 Delivery Program, 2019-2020 Operational Plan, Revenue Policy and Budget Install drinking stations along shared paths Health and Wellbeing Access to safe drinking water NSW Lachlan Regional
2017 – 2021 Delivery Program, 2019-2020 Operational Plan, Revenue Policy and Budget Measure: prepare new Integrated Water Cycle Management Strategy, report on implementation of actions from Drinking Water Quality Management Plan, Water Efficiency Plan, Drought Plans; notable actions in relation to network protection e.g. trade waste, backflow protection Health and Wellbeing Access to safe drinking water NSW Lachlan Regional
2017 – 2021 Delivery Program, 2019-2020 Operational Plan, Revenue Policy and Budget Supply of potable (drinking) water to Condobolin, Lake Cargelligo and Tullibigeal (Tottenham and Albert supplied from Forbes Shire); supplying Kikoira and Gibsonvale (in Bland Shire) and Murrin Bridge (in Cobar Shire) and rural customers connected to potable trunk water mains Health and Wellbeing Access to safe drinking water NSW Lachlan Regional
2017 – 2021 Delivery Program, 2019-2020 Operational Plan, Revenue Policy and Budget Undertake operations and maintenance to achieve maintenance specifications (focused on performance and risk) meet regulatory obligations and implement actions identified in Water Loss Management Plan, Drinking Water Quality Management Plan, Strategic Business Plans, Demand Management Plan Health and Wellbeing Access to safe drinking water NSW Lachlan Regional
2017 – 2021 Delivery Program, 2019-2020 Operational Plan, Revenue Policy and Budget Farmland Land that is predominantly used for farming as defined in section 515 in the Local Government Act 1993 The following table provides details of the proposed Ordinary rates to be levied in each category and the estimated resultant yields for 2019/2020: Sustainability and Environment Sustainable local food production NSW Lachlan Regional
2017 – 2021 Delivery Program, 2019-2020 Operational Plan, Revenue Policy and Budget 6.6 Community gardens in the towns Sustainability and Environment Food production on LG land NSW Lachlan Regional
2017 – 2021 Delivery Program, 2019-2020 Operational Plan, Revenue Policy and Budget Outcome 6.6: Community Gardens in the towns CSP No Delivery Program Action (2017/2021) 6.6.1 Develop community Gardens in Lake Cargelligo and Condobolin. Operational Plan Action 2017/ 2018 Acquire Sites for community gardens 2018/ 2019 • 2019/ 2020 • 2020/ 2021 Performance Measure Construct community garden Establish S355 committees • • Investigate location for gardens and engage community interest for committee to manage gardens. Sustainability and Environment Food production on LG land NSW Lachlan Regional
2017 – 2021 Delivery Program, 2019-2020 Operational Plan, Revenue Policy and Budget 6.6 Community gardens in the towns Sustainability and Environment Home and community gardening NSW Lachlan Regional
2017 – 2021 Delivery Program, 2019-2020 Operational Plan, Revenue Policy and Budget Outcome 6.6: Community Gardens in the towns CSP No Delivery Program Action (2017/2021) 6.6.1 Develop community Gardens in Lake Cargelligo and Condobolin. Operational Plan Action 2017/ 2018 Acquire Sites for community gardens 2018/ 2019 • 2019/ 2020 • 2020/ 2021 Performance Measure Construct community garden Establish S355 committees • • Investigate location for gardens and engage community interest for committee to manage gardens. Sustainability and Environment Home and community gardening NSW Lachlan Regional
2017 – 2021 Delivery Program, 2019-2020 Operational Plan, Revenue Policy and Budget Follow up on the possibility of starting a feedlot in the shire. Sustainability and Environment Animal husbandry NSW Lachlan Regional
2017 – 2021 Delivery Program, 2019-2020 Operational Plan, Revenue Policy and Budget Maintain saleyards for use by industry Sustainability and Environment Animal husbandry NSW Lachlan Regional
2017 – 2021 Delivery Program, 2019-2020 Operational Plan, Revenue Policy and Budget Measure: number of stock, activities to maintain Sustainability and Environment Animal husbandry NSW Lachlan Regional
2017 – 2021 Delivery Program, 2019-2020 Operational Plan, Revenue Policy and Budget Tourism and Economic Development Destination (tourism) and industry (economic) development in collaboration with stakeholders; facilitating and/or staging events; saleyards Sustainability and Environment Animal husbandry NSW Lachlan Regional
2017 – 2021 Delivery Program, 2019-2020 Operational Plan, Revenue Policy and Budget Liaise with Graincorp to investigate the possibility of upgrading the Grain Receival terminals at Lake Cargelligo and Condobolin. Sustainability and Environment Strengthen food chain connections/distribution NSW Lachlan Regional
2017 – 2021 Delivery Program, 2019-2020 Operational Plan, Revenue Policy and Budget Longer-term issues for Council to monitor and respond to include changing demographics in tourism and changes in tourism networks; food security, water security, transport productivity and other drivers of changes in agriculture; mining and associated industries; access to and attraction of skilled staff Sustainability and Environment Food supply and food system resilience NSW Lachlan Regional
2017 – 2021 Delivery Program, 2019-2020 Operational Plan, Revenue Policy and Budget Other approaches include: Council has participated in a Mid-Lachlan Alliance in collaboration with Forbes Shire Council, Weddin Shire Council and Parkes Shire Council. This Alliance was designed to assist the member Councils address regional local government issues. Under the Alliance the Mayors and General Managers of the four Councils met to discuss regional issues. The Alliance was successful in obtaining grant funding under the NSW Government Innovation Fund for a Fitness Campaign that sought to improve financial sustainability and service delivery. Improvement Plan, included in the Resourcing Strategy. The key outcome from participation in this Alliance is a new Council The Alliance also provided an effective lobby to both State and Federal Governments on the issue of the drought that has severely impacted on the region over the last 10 years. The Alliance provided submissions (written and in person) that were presented to Ministers of both governments, The areas covered by CNSWJO are as far east 11 of 144 continuing to highlight the need for ongoing support for farmers and small business during the drought and post- drought period Sustainability and Environment Food supply and food system resilience NSW Lachlan Regional
2017 – 2021 Delivery Program, 2019-2020 Operational Plan, Revenue Policy and Budget Food Safety Food Quality and Safety Education on/enforce food safety regulations NSW Lachlan Regional
2017 – 2021 Delivery Program, 2019-2020 Operational Plan, Revenue Policy and Budget Implement Food Safety Program including overseeing education and inspection of premises. Food Quality and Safety Education on/enforce food safety regulations NSW Lachlan Regional
2017 – 2021 Delivery Program, 2019-2020 Operational Plan, Revenue Policy and Budget Measure: report on outcomes from implementation of Food Safety Plan Food Quality and Safety Education on/enforce food safety regulations NSW Lachlan Regional

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