RDA ACT’s recent submission on the District development plans here
4 May 2023
Canberra collaborates on better food supply as disruption expected
In 2010 owner of Bush Goddess Foods Pennie Scott penned a paper that posed a question: Does Australia have the capacity to feed itself in the event of pandemics, terrorist attacks and natural disasters?
5 Apr 2023
Can we learn from the coast? The future of Canberra's food security is on the table
The fragility of Canberra’s food security came to the fore when the COVID-19 pandemic and natural disasters interrupted supply chains and impacted Australian crop production and food processing.
About 95 per cent of Canberra’s food is sourced from outside the region, and experts say it’s time for individuals, businesses and the government to take steps to shore up the city’s food system.
4 Mar 2023
Regional Development Australia ACT is an independent organisation with a Board/Committee of ten local leaders, focused on economic development. We cover the Australian Capital Territory but work with neighbouring RDAs in New South Wales on joint projects. We work closely with international and domestic investors to assist them to establish or expand in our region – across all industries - but especially in the agriculture and food value chain.
25 Oct 2022
Mobile Food Labour Pool Project
This is an employer briefing on this project. It will include a conversation about common sets of skills you would like to see new staff already have when they turn up to work on the first day. It will be a chance for enterprises to ask questions about the time frame for the project and meet others who are already participating.
15 Nov 2023
Victualis 1 and 2 – sustainable food dinner
Calling all café and restaurant owners, farmers, foodies, food manufacturers, wine & juice producers, food retailers and grocers, startups, researchers, developers, architects, landscape architects, government program & policy people, social enterprises, ag/food tech, training & skills organisations and transport providers.
1 Oct 2022
The $200 billion opportunity in 2030 for the Australian food and agribusiness sector
Recent years haven't been easy for Australia - we've experienced droughts, bushfires, and pandemic. It's been a huge challenge for the food and agribusiness industry. As the future is unpredictable, we should be prepared and ensure ongoing resilience.
4 Aug 2022
Michael Claessens, Food in the Capital - Growing a sustainable agrifood hub & region
“Currently 95% of Canberra's food is shipped in from major markets in Sydney or Melbourne. That could (and should) all change over the coming decade as Michael suggests and is working toward (and what a cool idea, a healthy greens production path from Canberra to Sydney!).”
- says Anthea Fawcett from Nourishing Matters
18 Aug 2022
A new charter for RDAs
The Regional Development Australia network will be refocused to attract investment and jobs to their regions, Minister for...
14 Mar 2022
Food in the Capital delay
RDA’s Board has decided to delay our signature event Food in the Capital 3 from 8-9 September until 2023
10 Mar 2022
Applications open for RDA ACT Deputy Chair position (closes 23 March 2022)
Join a dynamic NFP Board helping lead investment and job creation in the Australian Capital Territory