Cardinia Shire’s Livability Plan 2017-29, Cardinia, Australia

City/Town/Village: Cardinia
County/Province/District (Name of): n/a
Sub-national State: Victoria
Country: Australia
Language: English
Spatial Distinction: Peri-Urban
Level of Government: Municipality
Population: 99,192
Population Range: 50,000 to 249,999
Policy Type: Plans
Food Systems Sector(s): food acquisition, preparation and consumption; food and organic waste management; food production; food retail; food wholesale and distribution
Year of Adoption: 2017
Adopting Government Department(s): Cardinia Shire Council
Lead Implementing Entity: Cardinia Shire Council
Supporting Entity: Department of Health and Human Services
Additional Supporting Entity: Community Indicators Victoria; Koowerup Regional Health Service; Monash Health Community; Monash Health;Enliven Primary Care Partnership; South East Melbourne Primary Care Network; Victoria Police Pakenham; Women's Health in the South East; Department of Justice and Regulation; Sustain: The Australia Food Network; Windermere; Dandenong and District Aborigines Coooperative; Outlook Victoria; Southern Migrant Resource Centre; Department of Education and Training; Aligned Leisure - Richmond Football Club
Funding Amount: n/a
Funding Sources: n/a
Policy Links: – Web
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Policy Outcome:

Due to high amounts of takeaways and fast food restaurants in the Cardinia area, the Cardinia Shire Council established the food policy domain in the Cardinia Shire Liveability Plan 2017 - 2029. The food policy domain focuses on: (i) utilizing fertile land for fresh food production; (ii) developing the regional food economy; (iii) sharing food knowledge; and (iv) reducing and diverting food waste. The council hopes to increase people’s access to affordable and nutritious food and reduce the prevalence of diet-related health problems among the population. Food is only one of the seven domain parts of the Liveability Plan that aims to improve the health and well-being of the communities in Cardinia.

Policy Keywords: buy local; consumer education; consumption; fast-foods; food access; food insecurity; food knowledge; food processing; food security; food takeaway; grown local; health; healthy food; nutrition; plan; public health; waste management