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SOUTH WEST VICTORIA UNITED IN CALLS TO EMPOWER GREAT SOUTH COAST

Over 70 letters of support have been lodged by Great South Coast businesses and residents urging the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) to reverse its recommendation against Powercor’s draft proposal to upgrade electricity infrastructure in Tyrendarra, Strathdownie, Cape Bridgewater and Gorae West. “Whether you work in banking, agriculture, forestry, food processing, education, recreation, tourism or local […]

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Let’s Empower the Great South Coast

   

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FOOD & FIBRE WELCOMES $200M RAIL BOOST

Food & Fibre Great South Coast Inc. today welcomed the Federal Government announcement of $200.2 million toward the completion of the Murray Basin Rail Project. The new plan involves the re-railing the Maryborough–Ararat line to improve journey times and increase axle loads to 21 tonnes and new passing loops as well as new or upgraded […]

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Georgina Gubbins: Championing An Industry

Original Post: Click Here HEYWOOD farmer and red meat producer, Georgina Gubbins is a passionate advocate for the local food and fibre industry. With over 20 years of experience, she hopes to use her role as Food +Fibre Great South Coast chairwoman to promote and champion the industry. Ms Gubbins has now been part of […]

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Stakeholder Update – December 2020

Food & Fibre – Great South Coast is the representative body for food and fibre on the Great South Coast.  Great South Coast is Victoria’s largest food and fibre region, producing $2.3 billion in agricultural output annually. The food and fibre industry accounts for 60% of the region’s GDP and 21.6% of total jobs. Our […]

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Something different every day

Lexie Leonard has a quite simple message for the people of the Great South Coast. “Australian agriculture is booming.” The final ambassador of the Great South Coast’s Food + Fibre 2020 campaign, Lexie says agriculture is an exciting and important space to be in – and one she highly recommends. “This industry is a vital […]

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The world is your oyster

Aquaculture technician Lachlan Hulands is proof that the world truly is your oyster. The Assistant Production Manager at Southern Ocean Mariculture has been at the abalone farm for five years, working as an aquaculture technician. “I do a lot of animal husbandry with abalone, grading abalone and getting them ready for market,” Lachlan says. “We […]

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On the other side of the world – and loving it

Seven years ago Franzi Riegger boarded a plane in Germany, destined for Australia. Backpacking around, she soon stumbled upon south-west Victoria. And while we know it’s the heart of Australia’s food and fibre sector, it didn’t take long for Franzi to also work this out. “I started working at Treloars Roses and also as a […]

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Great South Coast Women Leaders Best In Field

Food and Fibre – Great South Coast marked the occasion of International Rural Women’s Day on 15 October 2020 with a two-week showcase of the Great South Coast’s outstanding women leaders. Closely aligned with Great South Coast Food and Fibre’s strategic platforms, the aim of the campaign was to celebrate and encourage rural women’s leadership […]

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FOOD & FIBRE ANNOUNCE THREE NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS

Food & Fibre Great South Coast Inc. today announced the appointment of three new Council Members. The new appointees bring a diverse range of experience, representing a variety of sectors imperative to the growth of food & fibre in the Great South Coast. Chair Georgina Gubbins welcomed Penshurst’s Jonathan Jenkin, who brings expertise in beef […]

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FOOD & FIBRE ANNOUNCE NEW EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Food & Fibre Great South Coast Inc. today announced the appointment of experienced and innovative senior executive, Ms Natalie Collard, as their new Executive Officer. Chair, Georgina Gubbins, said the Food & Fibre Council was very excited about the appointment, and they are looking forward to working with Ms Collard to increase the value and […]

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FOOD & FIBRE GREAT SOUTH COAST COUNCIL POSITIONS

Food & Fibre Great South Coast is seeking expressions of interest from passionate individuals wishing to join their volunteer Council to oversee the strategic direction of the not-for-profit organisation.  Applicants will be assessed on the following criteria: Proven credibility within the industry Understanding of the various sector supply chains An understanding of agricultural education/training and […]

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