Local, sustainable food production

Securing local markets and sales across the Mornington Peninsula

  • Mornington Peninsula Produce brand to drive local sustainable food production
  • Create and implement a local procurement framework

Themes and Local Areas

Primary Theme:Sustainable agriculture
Other Themes:Water Supply and Use, Groundwater, Land Use, Soil Health, Marine Environments, Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Victorians, Communities, Climate Change
Primary Local Area:Mornington Peninsula
Other Local Areas:Bass Coast, South Gippsland & islands, Casey, Cardinia & Baw Baw, Yarra Ranges & Nillumbik, Urban Melbourne, Port Phillip Bay, Western Port
Project location:Mornington Peninsula and broader Melbourne inner region
Scale of the project:Local
New or continuing work:Continuing/building on previous work

Project partners

Lead organisation:Mornington Peninsula Shire Council
Key partners:Representative organisations (including the Shire, industry groups, philanthropists) as well as from external organisation and agencies such as education, traditional owners and Aboriginal Victorians, State / Federal Government, community banks and funding bodies
Registered Aboriginal Party/s relevant to the project or its area:Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation

Investment opportunities

Opportunities for investors within this project start from: $$ (Tens of thousands of dollars)
Estimated scale of investment for full project implementation:$$$ (Hundreds of thousands of dollars)
Estimated timeframe for full project implementation:2-10 years

Contribution toward targets

Primary Regional Catchment Strategy target:Sustainable agriculture – The Green Wedges and high value agricultural land of this region are retained for agricultural use and are supporting diverse and profitable agricultural enterprises
Relevant Biodiversity 2037 goal:
Relevant National Landcare Program priority:Agriculture systems – Projects that assist agricultural systems (including marine) to adapt to growing market preferences for products with demonstrable traceability and sustainability

More information

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council’s Regional Agribusiness & Food Industry Facilitation Officer vinnie.morris@mornpen.vic.gov.au