Supporting the Sunshine Coast Food Industry
  • Friday 12 December 2008

Following the successful, ‘Local Food Value Chain Workshop’ held in May, an interim working group has continued the momentum, and reconvenes tomorrow to report on developments.

The group (consisting of industry, government, and community) is interested in developing, a Sunshine Coast Regional Food Alliance, and investigating wholesale distribution opportunities.

A broad spectrum of stakeholders from farmers to government representatives will attend. The day will include a range of short presentations to inspire and build understanding of the breadth of the diversity of interests and needs, linked to the local food industry.

Michelle Cozzi, Director of Marketing for Granite Belt Wine and Tourism, will deliver the keynote presentation on the Granite Belt food group’s journey. Other presentations will include topics on rural planning, public health and local innovators such as 'Local Harvest '.