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LOCAL AND
SUSTAINABLE FOOD

To create a city connected by food where people have healthy balanced diets, have the ability to grow their own fruit and vegetables, and have access to local and seasonal fresh food which is locally grown and processed.

Greater Dandenong is home to over 1000 food businesses, including 80 food manufacturers and 750 food retailers. The local food sector exports $686M per annum and employs over 6,900 people. However, the production and consumption of food accounts for 28% of the average Australian’s total greenhouse gas emissions and 48% of the average Australian’s total ecological footprint.

Council has established objectives to promote the production and consumption of local and sustainable food, and highlight the health benefits.

CORPORATE OBJECTIVES
LF - 1.1
Procurement
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LF - 1.2
Food Waste
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LF - 1.3
Awareness
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COMMUNITY OBJECTIVES
LF - 2.1
Urban Agriculture
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LF - 2.2
Access
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LF - 2.3
Affordability
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LF - 2.4
Green Wedge
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LF - 2.5
Planning
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LF - 2.6
Awareness
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