Platform: BUILD OUR REGIONAL IDENTITIES

To grow awareness of the Great South Coast’s food & fibre regions, credentials and areas of competitive advantage

“We will  grow awareness of the Great South Coast’s food & fibre regions, credentials, areas of competitive advantage and opportunities.”

Today there is considerable interest in investing in agriculture from Australia and overseas but in the Great South Coast region there is a lack of businesses and projects that are currently “investment ready” to attract this investment. Particularly pertinent is that there is no visible and cohesive profile of the Great South Coast region regarding potential which means that investors overlook the area. A current and dynamic e-prospectus will showcase what resources in land, water and expertise the region has in abundance to potential investors.

The challenge is to attract investors to look at the region and then facilitate local businesses with investment ready business opportunities to connect. Innovative proposals from throughout the region do currently exist and are capital starved through a lack of avenues to source equity investors. Other opportunities exist including building business groupings to be a shop front to the world and indeed a one stop shop for overseas service and product customers.

Latest updates

CLIMATE SNAPSHOT OF THE LAST 30 YEARS IN THE GLENELG HOPKINS REGION

Annual rainfall has been relatively stable Dry years have occurred 13 times and wet years seven times Rainfall has decreased in autumn months Winter rainfall has been reliable; summer has been unreliable The autumn break typically occurred in early May across most of the central and southern parts of the region, and in mid-to-late May […]

SPRING IN THEIR STEP – FARMERS LOOKING FORWARD TO GOOD SEASON IF RAIN CONTINUES

Local farmers are cautiously optimistic about the season ahead, with strong prices balanced by the need for continuing good rain. With strong prices in the sheep, cattle and dairy sectors, prospects are looking as good for those on the land as they have for some time.  Courtesy of the Portland Observer, read more here and […]

FOCUS GROUPS IDENTIFY GAP BETWEEN PERCEPTION AND REALITY

The Great South Coast Food & Fibre Council recently contracted Meridian Ag to conduct a series of focus groups with young people working in the food & fibre sector across South West Victoria.  Participants developed an insight to the brand personality perception of agriculture in South West Victoria, as well as aided in defining the […]