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Community Food Strategy

The Community Food Strategy 2018–26 aims to establish a healthy, delicious, sustainable and fair food system for all residents of Cardinia Shire.

  • The strategy is the first of its kind for Cardinia Shire.
  • To help shape the strategy, extensive community consultation took place between February to September 2018.
  • It provides integrated strategic direction and action to focus and align all of Council's existing and future work across the food system.
  • It identifies the issues facing the municipality and sets out a plan for how we can work together as an organisation, and with the community, to ensure future generations have access to affordable, nutritious food. 

The strategy's 5 key areas 

  • Protect and utilise fertile land as a source of fresh food for current and future generations. 
  • Grow a vibrant local food economy which supports growers and enables people to access locally produced food. 
  • Enhance food knowledge, skills and culture within schools, workplaces, clubs and the wider community. 
  • Reduce and divert food waste from landfill and reuse water to grow food. 
  • Build capacity across the community to lead, participate in and support food system work.

Download the Food Strategy

To get involved, visit the Cardinia Food Movement website.

Contact the Healthy Communities Coordinator on mail@cardinia.vic.gov.au or 1300 787 624.