Local and Sustainable Food

Local and Sustainable Food is a Sustainability Pillar in our Sustainability Strategy 2021 - 2031. The relevant key principle is: 'A sustainable food system that focuses on the production, processing, distribution and disposal of health food to the community in ways that contribute to the health of the local economy'.  Our objectives related to this pillar are:

  • Enable a local circular economy
  • Support businesses seeking to develop food production facilities
  • Support sustainable farming practices
  • Support programs for local sustainable food innovations

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What We're Doing

Some current projects related to the Local and Sustainable Food pillar include:

  • Shire Seed Library - a collection of heirloom and locally grown seeds for growers to plant, harvest and return the seed to the seed library so it continues to circulate for others to enjoy.
  • The Shire is a supporter of the Wilson Inlet Catchment Committee's Biochar research project
  • In the 2023/24 Annual Budget, Council has committed more funding for our roads network on the back of strong community feedback during the Strategic Community Plan major review.
South Coast Biochar Forum: Free Event 17 June
Posted 14 May 2024 South Coast Biochar Forum: Free Event 17 June

Shire-supported event by Wilson Inlet Catchment Committee

Free Soil Health Workshop Monday 10 June
Posted 06 May 2024 Free Soil Health Workshop Monday 10 June

Event proudly supported by the Shire's Sustainability Environmental Education Program

Climate Dashboard Launched to Promote Awareness and Action
Posted 28 November 2023 Climate Dashboard Launched to Promote Awareness and Action

Online dashboard created to boost connections with South Coast Alliance funding

Roads a Major Priority in Council's 23/24 Budget
Posted 02 August 2023 Roads a Major Priority in Council's 23/24 Budget

Roads across the Shire set to be upgraded in the year ahead following community feedback

Council Adopts Budget to Fund Community Priorities
Posted 02 August 2023 Council Adopts Budget to Fund Community Priorities

Renewed focus on areas such as roads and youth in line with community feedback

Funding Secured for 2023/24 Roads Program Across Shire
Posted 23 May 2023 Funding Secured for 2023/24 Roads Program Across Shire

More than $1.5M secured to enable roads program from Hay to Nornalup

Shire Supports Community Environmental Education
Posted 21 March 2022 Shire Supports Community Environmental Education

Variety of programs receive support to encourage environmental education

Foodscraps to Fertiliser Community Workshop
Posted 01 November 2021 Foodscraps to Fertiliser Community Workshop

Community invited to learn more about composting on Saturday 13 November

Denmark Seed Library Springs into Action
Posted 04 January 2021 Denmark Seed Library Springs into Action

Community members share seed at Denmark Public Library

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Other Local Initiatives

Information about relevant Shire supported and community-led initiatives and organisations related to the Local and Sustainable Food pillar will be listed here.

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Related Documents

Documents for Sustainability Pillar 06: Local and Sustainable Food
DocumentsDocument Date
Seed Library BrochureMay 6, 2024
Seed Library at the Denmark Public Library Information Sheet (2022)May 7, 2024

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Contact

Our Sustainability Officer can be reached at (08) 9848 0300 or enquiries@denmark.wa.gov.au. 

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