Scenic Rim Regional Food Strategy

Scenic Rim Regional Food Strategy

Date:
27 May 2011

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Once completed, the Scenic Rim Regional Food Strategy will incorporate a number of key activities to develop a local food system that facilitates the trade of locally produced food to meet ever growing demand.

It is expected that these activities will assist the Scenic Rim to further become a destination that offers visitors a range of authentic experiences and connections to the region’s fresh and value added food systems.

By fully utilising the Scenic Rim Regional Food Strategy it is expected we will:

  • Identify opportunities to increase the variety and supply of quality fresh and value added food from the Scenic Rim;
  • Establish a local food supply chain that will support trading relationships between sectors;
  • Build demand for local food within the region from local residents and visitors;
  • Facilitate development of authentic local food tourism and AgriTourism enterprises and experiences;
  • Raise the region’s profile for both regional food and tourism by establishing common branding and marketing programs between both sectors.

The benefits of this approach are:

  • Agricultural and food industry development by increasing demand for agricultural production, attracting investment in agribusiness by creating viable high yield markets locally;
  • Regional development by supporting diversification with options for value adding and export;
  • Local economic development by increasing the use of local food and replacing food imported from other regions;
  • Tourism development by increasing the product and experience offerings available for visitors aiming to improve the appeal of the destination, duration of stay and expenditure;
  • Community health and sustainability by making fresh local food accessible with reduced food miles and carbon emissions.

For further information on this initiative please contact Councils Department of Regional Development – Economic Development on 5540 5314 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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