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Media release: Board member announcement

Wednesday 1 September 2021       MEDIA RELEASE FOOD AND FIBRE ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF TWO NEW BOARD MEMBERS   Food and Fibre Great South Coast today announced the appointment of two new Directors to our Board – highly experienced agribusiness banker Rhonda Henry and Camperdown organic dairy farmer Carlie Barry. The vacancies were created […]

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Media release: Infrastructure Victoria backs three-phase power plan

Friday 20 August 2021       MEDIA RELEASE INFRASTRUCTURE VICTORIA BACKS THREE-PHASE POWER PLAN Food and Fibre Great South Coast welcomes Infrastructure Victoria’s recommendation to upgrade the Great South Coast’s Tyrendarra, Strathdownie, Cape Bridegwater and Gorae West from single phase electricity lines to three-phase power. In its 30-year infrastructure strategy released on Thursday, Infrastructure […]

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Submission: Code of Practice for Timber Production

As part of Food and Fibre Great South Coast’s ongoing commitment to champion the food and fibre industry and the people who participate in it, we regularly make recommendations to policymakers about how best to support our sector. This policy submission welcomes updates to to the Code of Practice for Timber Production. We call on […]

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Submission: Primary Production Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan

As part of Food and Fibre Great South Coast’s ongoing commitment to champion the food and fibre industry and the people who participate in it, we regularly make recommendations to policymakers about how best to support our sector. This policy submission responds to the intentions of the Victorian Government’s draft Primary Production Climate Change Adaptation […]

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Agriculture Energy Investment Plan (Extension) assessments, rebates and grant funding webinar

Are you looking to reduce energy costs, improve energy efficiency and explore renewable energy options? On-Farm Energy Assessments: Available free of charge for eligible businesses under the AEIP to assist farmers in identifying where they may reduce energy costs. Applications for on-farm energy assessments will close on 15 July 2021.

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Succession Planning Media Release

Friday 23 April 2021 MEDIA RELEASE FOOD & FIBRE SHIFTS THE FOCUS TO SUCCESSION PLANNING Food and Fibre Great South Coast today laid the foundation for the ongoing success of the region at the inaugural Succession Planning Event held at Deakin University, Warrnambool, with around 50 guests in attendance. The event was proudly supported by […]

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Strategic Plan Launch Media Release

Friday 23 April 2021 MEDIA RELEASE FOOD AND FIBRE KICKS OFF BOLD STRATEGY TO GROW OUR REGIONAL FUTURES Food and Fibre Great South Coast today launched ‘Growing Our Regional Futures’, a strategic roadmap to realise the future prosperity of the Great South Coast. This roadmap looks beyond just food, and focuses more broadly on all […]

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Food & Fibre Strategic Plan

It is with great pleasure that I introduce the Food and Fibre Great South Coast – Growing Our Regional Futures Strategy 2021 – 2023. A commitment to grow and support our region to become Australia’s most productive, innovative, and sustainable food and fibre region is at the heart of our Strategy. To grow the value […]

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2 Minutes To Empower The Great South Coast

DO YOU HAVE 2 MINUTES TO HELP EMPOWER THE GREAT SOUTH COAST? What we’re doing? Calling the Victorian Energy Minister! – I’m calling to request that the Minister allocate $10 million from the $540 million Renewable Energy Zone fund towards upgrading the Tyrendarra, Strathdownie, Cape Bridgewater and Gorae West.

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Victorian Renewable Energy Zones Development Plan

Food and Fibre Great South Coast is the representative body for Victoria’s largest food and fibre region, producing $2.3 billion in agricultural output annually. We welcome the opportunity to provide a submission to the Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) Development Plan Directions Paper.

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Stakeholder Update – March 2021

The end of 2020 and start of 2021 was a seriously busy period for Food and Fibre Great South Coast. Instead of winding down, we ramped up to develop our shared value regional business case to the Australian Energy Regulator in support of Three-Phase Power for our region. We focused on highlighting two key issues.

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Submission to Great South Coast Draft 30-Year Infrastructure Priorities

 24 February 2021 Mr Michel MassonChief Executive OfficerInfrastructure VictoriaLevel 16, 530 Collins StreetMELBOURNE.  VICTORIA 3000via: Engage Vic website Dear Mr Masson, RE: SUBMISSION TO GREAT SOUTH COAST DRAFT 30-YEAR INFRASTRUCTURE PRIORITIES Food and Fibre Great South Coast welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to the Infrastructure Victoria 30-Year Draft Infrastructure Priorities consultation process. About […]

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