Regional Projects

Northern Rivers Foodlinks Project

What is the Foodlinks Project?
Northern Rivers Food Links Project is supported by our seven regional councils and Rous Water to promote local food production, distribution, consumption and overall sustainability. It is funded by the NSW Environmental Trust with $2m over two years.

Project aim
The project aims to future proof the Northern Rivers urban communities against the impacts of Climate Change and Peak Oil by addressing the environmental impacts of food supply chains locally.

Project description
The project will :

  • assist the local government to build capacity and develop the skills, resources and tools needed to support urban agriculture
  • increase community education on links between sustainability and buying local
  • increase links between organic waste recycling and nutrient harvesting for soil health
  • reduce organic waste and landfill
  • enhance food literacy and healthy lifestyles
  • support a reduction of transportation and petrol costs associated with food supply
  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with the food distribution systems
  • increase social connectedness and community resilience,
  • develop better connections between the region’s growers and consumers.

Do you have a project?
Expressions of interest are sought for the Northern Rivers Foodlinks Project/Village Showcase Project. There's $50k for one sustainable community food systems project in each of the LGA's in the Northern Rivers, and this is available to not-for-profit community groups.

More information

Project Manager - Samantha Muller
Local Government Project Officer - Andrew Woods

PO Box 1663, Ballina, 2474
ph: 02 6686 3972
fax:02 6681 5196

Or go to the Byron Shire Council website 

You can also download more information about the Village Showcase project here.... 

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