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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   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 Food Waste Food losses and food waste 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                                 Food Waste Food losses and food waste 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. Food Waste Food losses and food waste Victoria Manningham Metropolitan
   Annual Report We rolled out local waste initiatives, including composting education, highlighting that         Food Waste Food losses and food waste Victoria Manningham Metropolitan
   Annual Report Approvals and Compliance Services This service protects the community’s health and wellbeing by coordinating food safety programs, immunisation, animal management, litter, building services, public health, parking and administration and enforcement of local laws. Budget $'000  Actual $'000 201 Variance $'000     4,202     47  2,265     Food Quality and Safety Education on/enforce food safety regulations Victoria Manningham Metropolitan
   Annual Report Food Safety Timelines Time taken to action food complaints                  1.10 days  days 1.40 days  days There were fewer food complaints across Manningham compared to previous years. This has resulted in a decrease in response times, with a continued average result of just over one day. All priority cases including food poisoning are seen to as quickly as possible. Service standard Food safety assessments    class 1 and class 2 food premises that receive annual food safety assessments in accordance with the Food Act 1984    these premises that require an annual food safety assessment in accordance with the Food Act 1984  100 Service cost                food premises registered or     Food Act 1984     We continue to inspect premises across Manningham. Community safety remains a priority in ensuring that food quality is of the highest standard in our community.     The cost to operate our food safety service has decreased due to decreasing operating expenses. Food Quality and Safety Education on/enforce food safety regulations Victoria Manningham Metropolitan
   Annual Report Health and safety     compliance outcome      compliance outcome      about a food premises      critical non-compliance    major non-compliance            We are vigilant in ensuring food premises in Manningham are followed up      non-conformance is found, as shown with the high follow       year. Five premises were followed up outside of the reporting period. Food Quality and Safety Education on/enforce food safety regulations Victoria Manningham Metropolitan
   Annual Report Protect and promote community safety, the environment and the amenity of the municipality Maintain or improve standards of LGPRF — Food Safety Animal Management Waste Management    Achieved There has been sound performance across all indicators. Food Quality and Safety Education on/enforce food safety regulations Victoria Manningham Metropolitan
   Annual Report we performed 1,613    inspections on 1,067        Food Quality and Safety Education on/enforce food safety regulations Victoria Manningham Metropolitan
   Annual Report we undertook 73 inspections on mobile and temporary food premises on weekends Food Quality and Safety Education on/enforce food safety regulations Victoria Manningham Metropolitan
   Annual Report We undertook assessments on all food and health businesses in Manningham. Food Quality and Safety Education on/enforce food safety regulations Victoria Manningham Metropolitan
   This Policy applies to regulatory issues within Council’s area of responsibility including but not limited to:                    Food Quality and Safety Education on/enforce food safety regulations NSW Bega Regional
        Food Waste Food losses and food waste NSW Lane Cove Metropolitan

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