The OzGREEN North Coast team is super excited to be embarking on a Food Resilience Vision project for the Bellingen Shire!
The vision will capture our Shire's local food concerns, our local food aspirations and a set of locally developed actions to achieve the things our community needs. Together we seek to build a local food system that is socially, economically and environmentally sustainable and to do that we need your help.
Please watch the three short and engaging videos below before completing the questionnaire.
Following our stakeholder consultation, OzGREEN will be running community engagement workshops for the general public in Dorrigo, Bellingen and Urunga.
Why do we need to change our food system? (4 mins)
What is a local food system? (3 mins)
Does Australia have food security? (2mins)
Do you have any SOCIAL concerns with the way food is produced, processed, distributed and consumed in Bellingen Shire? (Please consider things like equity, inclusiveness, local employment opportunities, health, nutrition and wellbeing).
Can you suggest some things we can do as a community to address your SOCIAL concerns above?
Do you have any ENVIRONMENTAL concerns with the way food is produced, processed, distributed and consumed in Bellingen Shire? (Please consider things like climate change, biodiversity, water, soil, animal and plant health, carbon footprint, water footprint, food waste and food toxicity).
Can you suggest some things we can do as a community to address your ENVIRONMENTAL concerns above?
Do you have any ECONOMIC concerns with the way food is produced, processed, distributed and consumed in Bellingen Shire? (Please consider things like operational costs, overheads, wages, taxes, profit, food prices etc.)
Can you suggest some things we can do as a community to address your ECONOMIC concerns above?
Are there any additional food system tools, infrastructure, services or initiatives you would you like to see in Bellingen Shire to support the food needs of our community? For example:
Local harvesting services
Local industrial washing facilities
Local packaging facilities
Local storage facilities
More food retailers
Local brokerage services
Local logistic management
Local delivery trucks
Local food marketing cooperatives and food marketing campaigns
Local food roadside stands
Local farmers markets
Community supported agriculture
Local food cooperatives
Institutional food procurement programs
Farm to school networks
Produce and livestock auctions
Community foodbanks and food pantries
Do you have any suggestions about how Bellingen Shire can obtain or achieve the food system tools, infrastructure, services or initiatives that you would you like?
If you grow, produce, manufacture or distribute food in Bellingen Shire where does your food go?
If you sell or distribute food in Bellingen Shire where does your food come from? (e.g. 20% from Bellingen Shire, 10% from NSW, 40% from other areas in Australia, 20% from Australia with imported ingredients, 10% imported from overseas)
Would you like OzGREEN to contact you via phone you to discuss your Bellingen Shire food resilience ideas further?
Would you like to attend a stakeholder meeting in Bellingen in October to further contribute to creating a Food Resilience Vision for Bellingen Shire? (this workshop will be face to face if COVID restrictions allow it or online if they don't)
If you ticked yes above, what would be the best time for you to attend a food resilience stakeholder meeting in Bellingen?
9am to 12pm
2pm to 5pm
5pm to 8pm
Are there other stakeholders we should speak with? Can you please send them this form or provide their contact details below?
Is there anything else you would like to say about food resilience?
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