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
YOUTH SERVICES Policy Food is provided during cooking programs and may also be at the discretion of the Team Leader during programs and drop-in. Health and Wellbeing Education/events on food system issues NSW Singleton Regional
YOUTH SERVICES Policy The service recognises the responsibility they have to ensure that any food served to young people and workers is safe for consumption and will not cause any illness or injury Food Quality and Safety Education on/enforce food safety regulations NSW Singleton Regional
Youth Strategy To work in partnership with key agencies to ensure that young people have access to adequate housing Advocate for emergency housing options for young people in the Shire as needed. Staff time Housing organisations Young people are able to access safe and affordable housing when needed. Priority Advocate MEDIUM Social Policy Affordable housing Victoria Indigo Regional
Youth Strategy Beechworth Health Centre dietician Health and Wellbeing Education/events on food system issues Victoria Indigo Regional
Youth Strategy Beechworth Health Centre dietician G Health and Wellbeing Education/events on food system issues Victoria Indigo Regional
YOUTH STRATEGY 5.3.3 Delicious and Nutritious (ages 11–16) There is a lot of information out there about food and nutrition, but how do we make yummy and healthy food without much fuss and without spending too much money? Learn how to make some basic meals and snacks. Health and Wellbeing Education/events on food system issues NSW Mid-Western Regional Regional
YOUTH STRATEGY Co-design with young people youth-friendly public spaces that address a range of age specific needs such as seating, hanging out safely with friends, youth friendly cafes, multipurpose courts, playground / parkour equipment, interactive and colourful public art, food trucks, events etc. Economic Development Local food initiatives for economic development NSW Central Coast Regional
YOUTH STRATEGY NEW YEAR 1 - ONGOING implementation of the Central Coast Affordable and Alternative Housing Strategy. Strategy is adopted by Council. Implementation plan is developed. Strategy is implemented. Social Policy Affordable housing NSW Central Coast Regional
YOUTH STRATEGY NEW YEAR 2 - ONGOING Partner with Community Housing Providers (CHP) to develop well-located Council-owned sites for multi tenure affordable housing partnerships (including young people in tenure mix). Council owned land is identified. EOI process is undertaken to partner with a CHP. Development is constructed. Young people are included in development tenure mix. Social Policy Affordable housing NSW Central Coast Regional
YOUTH STRATEGY NEW YEAR 3 - ONGOING Partner with housing and homelessness sector to build capacity of programs for young people. Affordable accommodation options are provided for young people / their families. Social Policy Affordable housing NSW Central Coast Regional
YOUTH STRATEGY Somewhere to Live – is all about having somewhere affordable and safe to live – both now and in the future. This means: • Making sure that there are a range of appropriate housing options for young people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. • Making sure that there is a range of affordable housing choices for young people and their families. Social Policy Affordable housing NSW Central Coast Regional
YOUTH STRATEGY Y4Y team to work with stakeholders to develop and hold a life skills expo which will provide practical information and skills e.g. basic car maintenance, first aid, sustainable living, applying for housing, tax and financial advice, basic cooking. Health and Wellbeing Education/events on food system issues NSW Central Coast Regional
YOUTH STRATEGY Y4Y to research and investigate opportunities (e.g. a refill stations project) to reduce litter and single use of plastics in places where young people hang out. Health and Wellbeing Access to safe drinking water NSW Central Coast Regional
YOUTH STRATEGY Y4Y to research and investigate opportunities (e.g. a refill stations project) to reduce litter and single use of plastics in places where young people hang out. Food Waste Food losses and food waste NSW Central Coast Regional
Youth Strategy Facilitate opportunities for young people to build their capacity and learn new skills Work in partnership with relevant organisations to provide training for young people to enhance their employability, e.g. barista skills, event management skills, mock interviews, communication skills, customer service skills, financial management, car maintenance, cooking, etc. Resources Partners What success looks like Council’s role Cost to participants Wodonga TAFE Quercus NELLAN ACRE Beechworth Health Services Yackandandah Community Education Network Economic Development Food related job creation Victoria Indigo Regional
YOUTH STRATEGY Trade-based employment, eg. in mining and agriculture Economic Development Food related job creation NSW Mid-Western Regional Regional
YOUTH STRATEGY Regional shows provide an outlet for creative and agricultural skills Economic Development Local food initiatives for economic development NSW Mid-Western Regional Regional
Youth Strategy 2019-2022 2.4.2 Develop and adopt a regional housing strategy which includes a focus on affordable housing, land allocation and the specific needs of young people Social Policy Affordable housing NSW Snowy Monaro Regional
Youth Strategy 2019-2022 3.8.4 Continue to support stakeholders to deliver the Monaro High Breakfast Club Health and Wellbeing Nutrition in vulnerable populations NSW Snowy Monaro Regional
Youth Strategy 2019-2022 Image: The Monaro High Breakfast Club is an initiative of the Monaro Youth Interagency forum. The program runs every Thursday morning before school and feeds up to 200 students each week. Health and Wellbeing Nutrition in vulnerable populations NSW Snowy Monaro Regional
Youth Strategy 2019-2022 4.1.4 Seek grant money to install a water bubbler at the Cooma, Bombala and Berridale Skate Parks Health and Wellbeing Access to safe drinking water NSW Snowy Monaro Regional
Youth Strategy 2019-2022 5.1.2 Support the Youth Council to deliver a campaign advocating for a ban on plastic straws Food Waste Food losses and food waste NSW Snowy Monaro Regional
YOUTH STRATEGY AND ACTION PLAN Young people are exposed to healthier eating choices at Council owned sport and recreation facilities. Health and Wellbeing Healthy/sustainable LG food procurement policies Victoria Greater Shepparton Regional
youthplan 2030 For affordable and appropriate housing for young people, with particular attention to social housing, supported housing, housing for young women, and crisis housing Social Policy Affordable housing Victoria Whittlesea Metropolitan
ZERO CARBON EMISSIONS STRATEGY 2017–2020 Local and sustainable food Supporting sustainable and humane farming, promting access to healthy, low impact, local, seasonal and organic diets and reducing food waste Sustainability and Environment Sustainable local food production Victoria Greater Geelong Regional
ZERO CARBON EMISSIONS STRATEGY 2017–2020 Sustainable water Zero carbon Using water efficiently in buildings, farming and manufacturing. Sustainability and Environment Sustainable water management in food production Victoria Greater Geelong Regional
ZERO CARBON EMISSIONS STRATEGY 2017–2020 Local and sustainable food Supporting sustainable and humane farming, promting access to healthy, low impact, local, seasonal and organic diets and reducing food waste Sustainability and Environment Animal husbandry Victoria Greater Geelong Regional
ZERO CARBON EMISSIONS STRATEGY 2017–2020 Local and sustainable food Supporting sustainable and humane farming, promting access to healthy, low impact, local, seasonal and organic diets and reducing food waste Food Waste Food losses and food waste Victoria Greater Geelong Regional
ZERO CARBON EVOLUTION Getting on track to a carbon neutral Moreland community REFRESH to 2020 Case Study CERES Education is at the very core of CERES’ purpose, and it is the largest deliverer of environmental education in Australia. For the past 35 years it has been a place for innovative and immersive community-based learning and action focused on all aspects of sustainable living. As well as providing education pathways for adults and children, CERES runs a fully functioning urban farm, organic food market, nursery and café. It is a significant community sustainability hub and demonstration site for Moreland and the wider community. CERES’ contribution has been recognised at the Premiers Sustainability Awards, winning the Education Category in 2017. Economic Development Public food markets and distributors Victoria Moreland Metropolitan
ZERO CARBON EVOLUTION Getting on track to a carbon neutral Moreland community REFRESH to 2020 > Continue to support CERES in Brunswick, which runs extensive environmental education programs, urban agriculture projects, green technology demonstrations and social enterprises > Support school and early learning centre sustainability through: » Council’s waste education program » the ResourceSmart Schools program support, facilitated by CERES Health and Wellbeing Education/events on food system issues Victoria Moreland Metropolitan

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