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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      Farming Zone (FZ)                            Sustainability and Environment Sustainable local food production Victoria Mansfield Regional
                                     Social Policy Affordable housing 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. Health and Wellbeing Access to safe drinking water NSW Bogan Regional
                                                 Sustainability and Environment Sustainable local food production NSW Bogan Regional
                                                                      Sustainability and Environment Strengthen food chain connections/distribution 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
D D A 2017-2021 AND ANA AN 2019-2020 Toronto Meals on Wheels carpark upgrade Health and Wellbeing Nutrition in vulnerable populations NSW Lake Macquarie Regional
D D A 2017-2021 AND ANA AN 2019-2020 The rating structure for the farmland category is based on a combination of a base amount of rate and an ad valorem component. The base amount for this category is set the same as the base amount for the residential category, with the ad valorem component being set at 70 per cent of the ad valorem component in the residential category. Sustainability and Environment Sustainable local food production NSW Lake Macquarie Regional
D D A 2017-2021 AND ANA AN 2019-2020 the innovative Lake Macquarie Organics Resource Recovery Facility are two landmark projects we have delivered for our City that demonstrate how strongly we believe in shaping our own future – not waiting for it. Food Waste Food losses and food waste NSW Lake Macquarie Regional
D D A 2017-2021 AND ANA AN 2019-2020 STRATEGY 2.1.3 Ensure public health premises and related services meet legislative requirements and community expectations ACTION 2019-2020 Inspect all food and regulated premises, including public pools, tattooists and cooling towers, in accordance with food authority partnership and relevant legislative requirements Food Quality and Safety Education on/enforce food safety regulations NSW Lake Macquarie Regional
   Annual Report advocating for affordable housing (neighbouring Councils) Social Policy Affordable housing Victoria Manningham Metropolitan
   Annual Report community services including school focussed youth services, affordable housing and      Social Policy Affordable housing Victoria Manningham Metropolitan
   Annual Report Councillors also represent Council on a number of external bodies and committees, including the below.         External Committee Eastern Affordable Housing Alliance Social Policy Affordable housing Victoria Manningham Metropolitan
   Annual Report Housing diversity options for all residents through advocacy and local planning policies Maintain or increase housing diversity    In progress • we continue to work with Eastern Affordable Housing Alliance to advocate to peak federal and state bodies for better housing choice for all age groups and income ranges to meet the diverse needs of the community • locally, we continue to negotiate for affordable housing to be incorporated into major residential developments and considered in any changes following the planning scheme review Social Policy Affordable housing Victoria Manningham Metropolitan
   Annual Report Our Community Services included school-focused youth services, affordable housing and       Social Policy Affordable housing Victoria Manningham Metropolitan
   Annual Report • collaborating to address nutrition and food security for the region with programs including: - Smarter Living Program, a seminar series run in partnership with Whitehorse City Council Health and Wellbeing Education/events on food system issues Victoria Manningham Metropolitan
   Annual Report Lead and educate the community in environmental services and programs Maintain or increase community initiatives    Achieved Programs included: • Spring Outdoors, Nature Walks, Environment Seminars, Smart Living, Lead to Sustain, Community Garden, Currawong Schools Environment • Education Days and WaterWatch events for the community. Health and Wellbeing Education/events on food system issues Victoria Manningham Metropolitan
   Annual Report We have engaged state and federal advocacy bodies to support our advocacy efforts for more federal funding, support and leadership for: • local waste initiatives including the promotion of composting Health and Wellbeing Education/events on food system issues Victoria Manningham Metropolitan
   Annual Report We offer a range of composting products for sale at cost price at our Garden Waste Recycle Centre and conduct composting and worm farm workshops at schools, daycare centres and kindergartens. Health and Wellbeing Education/events on food system issues Victoria Manningham Metropolitan
   Annual Report We rolled out local waste initiatives, including composting education, highlighting that         Health and Wellbeing Education/events on food system issues Victoria Manningham Metropolitan
   Annual Report      range of local waste initiatives, including providing composting education Health and Wellbeing Education/events on food system issues Victoria Manningham Metropolitan
   Annual Report Pursue a 20 minute neighbourhood (in line with Plan Melbourne where every home will be within 20 minutes of travel of local services and facilities). Priorities                     improved bus service coverage and frequency. Health and Wellbeing Accessible healthy food retail Victoria Manningham Metropolitan
   Annual Report Achieved Programs included: • Spring Outdoors, Nature Walks, Environment Seminars, Smart Living, Lead to Sustain, Community Garden, Currawong Schools Environment • Education Days and WaterWatch events for the community. Sustainability and Environment Food production on LG land Victoria Manningham Metropolitan
   Annual Report Lead and educate the community in environmental services and programs Maintain or increase community initiatives    Achieved Programs included: • Spring Outdoors, Nature Walks, Environment Seminars, Smart Living, Lead to Sustain, Community Garden, Currawong Schools Environment • Education Days and WaterWatch events for the community. Sustainability and Environment Home and community gardening Victoria Manningham Metropolitan
   Annual Report We have partnered with ‘Compost Revolution’ to encourage residents to reduce their food waste. The program entitles Manningham residents to purchase one composting                                 Sustainability and Environment Home and community gardening Victoria Manningham Metropolitan
   Annual Report We offer a range of composting products for sale at cost price at our Garden Waste Recycle Centre and conduct composting and worm farm workshops at schools, daycare centres and kindergartens. Sustainability and Environment Home and community gardening Victoria Manningham Metropolitan
   Annual Report We rolled out local waste initiatives, including composting education, highlighting that         Sustainability and Environment Home and community gardening Victoria Manningham Metropolitan
   Annual Report      range of local waste initiatives, including providing composting education and partnering with Compost Revolution to encourage residents to reduce their food           Sustainability and Environment Home and community gardening Victoria Manningham Metropolitan
   Annual Report We are committed to supporting a resilient environment and are proud that we have               range of local waste initiatives, including providing composting education and partnering with Compost Revolution to encourage residents to reduce their food           Food Waste Food losses and food waste Victoria Manningham Metropolitan

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