The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the Great South Coast Group to grow the
food and fibre industry in Victoria’s south-west.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP, in partnership with the Regional
Development Australia (RDA) – Barwon South West, today announced $40,000 to support the continued development of the Great South Coast Group’s Food &
Fibre Strategic Action Plan.
The food and fibre sector contributes more than $11 billion to the Victoria’s economy and is one of the Labor Government’s six priority sectors identified for high growth.
The RDA Barwon South West Regional Roadmap also identifies food and fibre as a priority for the region and has a vision to achieve a 50% increase in the production of food
and fibre taking its value to the region to at least $3.286 billion.
Completion of the Great South Coast Group Food & Fibre Strategic Action Plan will build on regional strengths in primary and secondary food and fibre production to improve productivity, boost growth and support local jobs.
Funding support of $40,000 for the project was provided through the Regional Development Australia – Barwon South West Committee.
In Victoria, Regional Development Australia is a joint initiative between the Australian and Victorian Governments.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney MP:
“This project will provide the Great South Coast food and fibre industry with the right tools to capitalise on new opportunities for it to grow and remain competitive.”
“We’re supporting the Great South Coast Group to build a resilient food and fibre sector to take advantage of domestic and international markets, boost economic growth and support local jobs in the region.”