Food Bowl protection and residential development

Food Bowl protection is an issue that is generating a lot of discussion, whether Australia is to become Asia’s food bowl or securing Australia’s own  food supply

A FREEZE on residential development beyond what is outlined in the State Government’s 30 Year Plan for Adelaide’s northern food bowl is needed to help farmers, according to a report released last week.

The report, commissioned by Playford, Mallala and Barossa councils, the State Government and farming organisations, makes about 100 recommendations to help support the growth of the horticulture industry in the Virginia and Northern Adelaide Plains horticultural region.

Among the recommendations are a dedicated zone for greenhouse production, a study of water delivery and re-use options, better waste disposal practices and the establishment of a regional brand.

Read more Holly Petersen    Northern Messenger August 27, 2013 10:47AM

Regional Development Australia: The Conference will feature discussions on Food Bowl protection and residential development . It will be held in Albury NSW on the 15 – 16 October 2014 with a focus on the broad issues of economic, planning, environment and community development.

The Regional Development Australia: Innovation Awards are being held in conjunction to the conference with an aim to recognise and showcase individuals and organisations in four categories: economic development, planning and building, environment and resilience and community development.

Australian Regional Development Conference

15-16 October 2014, The Commercial Club Albury
Secretariat: (T) 61 7 5502 2068 (F) 07 5527 3298
Email: secretariat@regionaldevelopment.org.au URL: www.regionaldevelopment.org.au