Food System Strategy
Greater Bendigo’s Food System Strategy: supporting a healthy, local food system
The City of Greater Bendigo (the City) is leading the development of Greater Bendigo’s first Food System Strategy which is being developed to support a healthy, local food system in Greater Bendigo to improve the health and wellbeing of our community. The Strategy will look at everything that it takes to get food on our plate, from growing food, storing, processing and transporting food, to marketing, selling, eating and then disposing of our food waste.
Why is this important?
- Every person in the community is impacted by our food system on one level or another and we need to make sure Greater Bendigo’s food system is healthy and meeting the needs of the community
- Greater Bendigo has high rates of overweight and obesity and residents are not consuming enough fruit and vegetables each day
- Supporting local food systems can significantly enhance the health and wellbeing of communities, improve the availability of and access to nutritious food, strengthen the local economy, and revitalise urban and natural environments
Download a copy of the current Project Bulletin. This Bulletin includes an update of the community engagement process, key engagement outcomes and next steps for the project.
If you have any questions about Greater Bendigo’s Food System Strategy, please contact us on 03 5434 6000.