peri urban agriculture

Peri urban agriculture provides 17% of Victoria’s produce

We’re seeking comments and feedback on the Peri Urban Agriculture. Discussion Paper. June 2017 before 14 July 2017.

The peri urban region contains 10 per cent of Victoria’s productive agricultural lands and is responsible for 17 per cent of the primary produce (ABS. 2011). The industry generates almost $2 billion annually and accounts for 26 per cent of the peri urban region’s Gross Regional Product.

The Discussion Paper has been developed over the last year, to encourage a dialogue with stakeholders and the community about the role and value of agriculture in the region. The Discussion Paper frames the key challenges the PUGRC has identified for agriculture in the region and poses questions to illicit further information from stakeholders and the community.

The objective of the Discussion Paper and consultation process is to develop an informed and tested position on agriculture in the Peri Urban region, that can inform Local and State Government planning and policy for agriculture in the region.

Submissions can be sent to:

• Email: plawrence@moorabool.vic.gov.au
• Mail: PUGRC Agriculture Discussion Paper, c/- PO Box 18, Ballan VIC 3342

Submissions close Friday 14 July 2017. 

Contact plawrence@moorabool.vic.gov.au for more information or to obtain a copy of the Peri Urban Agriculture. Discussion Paper. June 2017