Huon Valley News

Seeking consultant for Food Resilience Strategy

We are seeking a consultant to help with our Huon Valley Food Resilience Strategy. Our goal is to develop a strategic document that will help guide the growth of a vibrant and connected food system that contributes to the health, social, economic and environmental outcomes of the Huon Valley.

Thanks to funding awarded through the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund, Council is keen to explore how to ensure resilience for the community by strengthening the livelihood of producers and other food related businesses through improved networks and collaborative planning; creating a multiplier effect in the local economy; improving employment and training to meet industry needs; increase access to healthy sustainable food in the community; encourage local procurement through schools, aged care and other institutions; streamline logistics; and to minimize our reliance on importing food from other locations where possible.

The Strategy will have an extended focus beyond the scope of the current Huon Valley Food Hub project which is exploring specific local food issues and opportunities, by strengthening coordination and collaborative partnerships across industry and community in the food systems and resilience space in the Huon Valley. Research and development, engagement and general outcomes from the Huon Valley Food Hub project will provide valuable insights for the formation of the Strategy.

We welcome the opportunity to work with local experts with knowledge of the local food system.

If this sounds interesting to you please contact Emily Samuels-Ballantyne, Food Hub Project Officer, (03) 6264 0300 or via email

Huon Valley Food Resilience Strategy – project brief 2022 (PDF, 242KB)

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