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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ZERO NET EMISSIONS BY 2020 updaTE 2014 City of Melbourne will also: Waste separation and collection • Implement resource efficiency behaviour change programs targeting residents and the commercial sector. • Identify optimum waste separation methodologies for residential and commercial sectors. Food Waste Food losses and food waste Victoria Melbourne Metropolitan
ZERO NET EMISSIONS BY 2020 updaTE 2014 Decrease waste to landfill per resident by 5 per cent by 2018 City of Melbourne to trial seven precinct waste solutions by 2018 Food Waste Food losses and food waste Victoria Melbourne Metropolitan
ZERO NET EMISSIONS BY 2020 updaTE 2014 Embed waste management and resource recovery in our engagement programs for building owners and tenants. Food Waste Food losses and food waste Victoria Melbourne Metropolitan
ZERO NET EMISSIONS BY 2020 updaTE 2014 proposed approach City of Melbourne will work with businesses, residents, government and the waste management sector to manage waste more efficiently. City of Melbourne has already made improvements to commercial waste management collection and disposal through its precinct-based programs. These include the use of waste compactors, the Degraves Street Recycling Facility and the Love your Laneway program. City of Melbourne will continue to: • Review, update and implement our Integrated Waste Management Program, to maximise diversion of waste from landfill and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Waste generation • Work in partnership with the Victorian Government and businesses to enhance measurement and reporting of sustainable procurement, waste generation, composition and resource recovery trends. Food Waste Food losses and food waste Victoria Melbourne Metropolitan
ZERO NET EMISSIONS BY 2020 updaTE 2014 research • Research options to address commercial waste streams with no current recycling infrastructure available (for example office and retail tenancy fit-outs). • Research the greenhouse impacts of different waste separation and treatment approaches for residential and commercial sectors. Food Waste Food losses and food waste Victoria Melbourne Metropolitan
ZERO NET EMISSIONS BY 2020 updaTE 2014 Waste • Implement the waste management plan and conduct audits to track progress. Food Waste Food losses and food waste Victoria Melbourne Metropolitan
ZERO NET EMISSIONS BY 2020 updaTE 2014 WaSte ManageMent City of Melbourne will work to minimise the municipality’s waste through planning and innovative solutions. targets • decrease waste to landfill per resident by 5 per cent by 2018. • city of Melbourne to trial seven precinct waste solutions by 2018. Food Waste Food losses and food waste Victoria Melbourne Metropolitan
ZERO NET EMISSIONS BY 2020 updaTE 2014 Waste separation and collection • Trial local precinct solutions that improve resource recovery through behaviour change and technology. Food Waste Food losses and food waste Victoria Melbourne Metropolitan
ZERO NET EMISSIONS BY 2020 updaTE 2014 Waste treatment • Work with the Metropolitan Waste Management Group, councils, developers and building owners to develop alternatives to landfill disposal. • Explore waste-to-energy solutions, in partnership with key players and industry. Food Waste Food losses and food waste Victoria Melbourne Metropolitan
ZERO NET EMISSIONS BY 2020 updaTE 2014 What else needs to happen: Waste generation • All members of the community need to significantly reduce the quantity of waste generated. • Financial markets need to develop, resulting in all materials being recycled or reclaimed, and no waste being sent to landfill. • Products need to be designed for reuse and recycling. Waste separation and collection • Low emissions collection systems need to be developed for existing and new developments. • Organic waste to sewer to be further explored as an alternative to sending organic waste to landfill. • Victorian Government to ban unprocessed organic waste being used as landfill. Waste treatment • Innovative technologies to treat waste need to be identified and adopted on an ongoing basis. Food Waste Food losses and food waste Victoria Melbourne Metropolitan
   -    Outcome: We have access to a secure water supply that is well-managed to provide us with a reliable, safe and cost effective service as well as raw water supply to villages. Health and Wellbeing Access to safe drinking water NSW Bogan Regional
   -                                                                                 Sustainability and Environment Strengthen food chain connections/distribution NSW Bogan Regional
   -                                                        Sustainability and Environment Food supply and food system resilience NSW Bogan Regional
   -    Outcome: We have access to a secure water supply that is well-managed to provide us with a reliable, safe and cost effective service as well as raw water supply to villages. Sustainability and Environment Food supply and food system resilience NSW Bogan Regional
   -                                                        Food Quality and Safety Education on/enforce food safety regulations NSW Bogan Regional
  Develop a strategic plan to guide future residential housing development, including integrated, affordable and sustainable housing options and the provision of infrastructure and facilities to support a growing population. Social Policy Affordable housing Victoria Benalla Regional
  % of required food safety assessments undertaken Food Quality and Safety Education on/enforce food safety regulations Victoria Benalla Regional
ealth and Wellbeing lan for 201-2021 i. Increase healthy eating Strategy Partners1 a Improve access to and promote consumption of healthier food WCC AZ/ARC SWPCP SW Healthcare Schools WCG SWS Wannon Water ACCHOs Health and Wellbeing Education/events on food system issues Victoria Warrnambool Regional
ealth and Wellbeing lan for 201-2021 • Warrnambool Community Garden (WCG) Sustainability and Environment Food production on LG land Victoria Warrnambool Regional
ealth and Wellbeing lan for 201-2021 • Warrnambool Community Garden (WCG) Sustainability and Environment Home and community gardening Victoria Warrnambool Regional
ealth and Wellbeing lan for 201-2021 i. Increase healthy eating Strategy Partners1 a Improve access to and promote consumption of healthier food WCC AZ/ARC SWPCP SW Healthcare Schools WCG SWS Wannon Water ACCHOs Sustainability and Environment Home and community gardening Victoria Warrnambool Regional
aitland  • We will realise more new, aordale homes in Central aitland and other estalished uran centres • lanning and development of new suurs will provide for a mi of housing types • he diverse housing needs of our community will e met through active partnerships and development Social Policy Affordable housing NSW Maitland Regional
aitland  Diverse and affordable housing options are available for our residents throughout all life stages Social Policy Affordable housing NSW Maitland Regional
aitland  We will have access to a range of aordale housing options Social Policy Affordable housing NSW Maitland Regional
aitland  We will understand the impacts of our food, water and energy choices on the environment Health and Wellbeing Education/events on food system issues NSW Maitland Regional
aitland  ur economy is thriving We emrace an innovative and diversified mi of usinesses and have access to local os, shopping and produce Health and Wellbeing Accessible healthy food retail NSW Maitland Regional
aitland  We will support sustainale local food production and agriusiness opportunities, and uild healthy communities Sustainability and Environment Sustainable local food production NSW Maitland Regional
aitland  ur city provides a lend of housing including heritage uildings, inner city apartments and suuran homes, which are interwoven amongst the agricultural oodplains that make our city unique Sustainability and Environment Sustainable local food production NSW Maitland Regional
     OBJECTIVE 2 To maintain housing affordability and increase the range and variety of housing choices Social Policy Affordable housing Victoria Mansfield Regional
     Farming Sustainability and Environment Sustainable local food production Victoria Mansfield Regional

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