In this thought-provoking paper, Sydney academic and urban planner Steven Liaros contends that ‘the transition to a fully circular economy will require a paradigm shift … away from large-scale industrial agriculture to a decentralised network of circular food systems’.
Discussion at RDA’s Food in the Capital event centred on what’s needed to reposition Canberra and the surrounding region as a sustainable, economically viable agrifood hub.
WA’s Peel Business Park, site of the soon-to-be-built WA Food Innovation Precinct, is seeking expressions of interest from agrifood and ancillary businesses keen to carve their own footprints in the precinct.
Construction has begun on WAFIP, which will include an advanced food-manufacturing facility and food science, processing and educational facilities. The CRC will work with its WA partners to deliver R&D services within the precinct.
In this useful report, QUT’s Randall McHugh explores the pros and cons of specialist industry clusters, and examines the potential benefits to our agrifood sector of clustering in locations well suited to agrifood operations..
It’s official: NSW Minister for Better Regulation and Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has announced that the Namoi region will be the state’s fourth Regional Jobs Precinct. The CRC will work with the Namoi Joint Organisation, NSW Government, UNSW and UNE to help plan the new precinct.
Community collaboration on the proposed New England Science and Innovation Regional Hub has wrapped up with a ‘clear vision’ to seek funding to progress the hub in 2021.
NSW Agriculture Commissioner and NSW DPI seek agriculture sector feedback on future land use strategy
NSW Department of Primary Industries, keen to bolster the position of agricultural producers in the state’s proposed new land-use strategy, urges all agribusiness stakeholders to contribute feedback to the Agriculture Commissioner’s land-use Options Paper by the end of February.
Australia’s first solar-photovoltaic industrial microgrid is up and running at DevelopmentWA’s Peel Business Park in Nambeelup, Western Australia, with the innovative network now providing clean, green power to the site following the completion of Stage 1 works.