Local Government & Food Security
- Vichealth Food for All resources - 10 ways to act
- FFA Evaluation report
- Food sensitive planning and urban design
- Land use planning and food security
- Food Security Municipal scanning tool
- VICURBAN - Dandenong
- National Heart Foundation Awards for Local Governmnet
- QLD Health active communities
- Healthy active communities councils in Australia
The link below takes you to information sheets and micro movies developed after the evaluation of the 5 years of funding food security projects in both metropolitan and rural local government in Victoria. These 10 ways to act encapsulate some of the important learnings and can help local governments think about how they can work around this issue. Perhaps not all 10 are relevant to every local government area, with the one exception of "building the picture". The 2010/2011 participants of these workshops across Victoria have provided fedback to indicate that they have found the resource to ber very usefeul and therefore intend to use them in their future work.
This evaluation report of the Food for All projects includes some recommendations for the future and outlines what was learned.
The intersection between public health and planning is now well understood. This comprehensive document funded by the Heart Foundation and developed by academics and practitioners alike, presents a conceptual framework, including great tools (principles, matrix and case studies) to inform how planners can contribute towards building food resilience in their communities. Highly recommended.
VIEW Food-sensitive planning and urban design (PDF - 2.40MB)
Commissioned by the VLGA and written by Mr Trevor Budge of Latrobe University, this important paper set the scene back in 2007 for how land use planning and food should intersect. This report's content and recommendations are still very relevant today.
This tool and training/mentoring package for local government and other stakeholders is the result of several years work and trialing in 7 councils. Provided by the VLGA on a fee for service basis, it is a rapid scanning process which uses the 4 environments of health to frame local barriers is easy to use and helps you quickly indentify where your efforts can be focussed to address barriers.
A real life example of planning which incorporates food, edible street scapes and land allocated for community gardens right from the outset.
Clever local neighbourhood planning that considers food access at the heart of its decision making and builds food resilience in their communities. Check out the details of this approach in the FSPUD resource case studies. Highly recommended.
VIEW Food-sensitive planning and urban design (PDF - 2.4MB)
If you are working in local government and around food security, you should consider submitting for these prestigious awards. It continues to be so important for good work to be acknowledged and hence raise the profile of your efforts and the issue of food security.
This excellent website outlines a set of resources and an approach recommended for use by local governments who would like to address local barriers to food security, currently being used in QLD. Highly recommended.
This is a list of local governments who are currently funded to deliver programs around healthy eating and physical activity. We feel these projects are the natural partner of any other efforts to address food security at a local government level.