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Profiling Central Coast Agribusiness for Disaster Resilience

09-08-21

Regional Development Australia Central Coast (RDACC) is working with the Central Coast Food Alliance to better understand the profile of our agribusiness sector and help minimise risk during natural disasters. 

The initiative aims to give the agribusiness community greater capacity and capability to respond to future disasters such as bushfires, floods and plagues. 

RDACC CEO and Director Regional Development, John Mouland, says the initiative will help build resilience within the region and take a proactive approach to managing adversity. 

“By providing our agribusiness sector with training and support for disaster mitigation and management, we aim to future proof the industry and build economic growth,” says Mr Mouland. 

“To deliver this, RDACC is undertaking a robust mapping exercise to gather accurate data of agribusiness on the Central Coast.” 

RDACC Director of Regional Projects, Funding & Research, Christine Jarvis, is leading the initiative and says the agribusiness mapping plays an important role in understanding how best to support the industry. 

“Through the mapping process we will have a greater understanding of the challenges facing our agribusiness sector and how best to support their economic growth and build employment opportunities, which are all part of building a resilient sector,” says Ms Jarvis. 

“RDACC is inviting Central Coast’s agribusiness to participate in the mapping by providing details such as the type of business, location, number of employees, infrastructure, their constraints and challenges. 

“This will all help us in helping these businesses face and overcome any future adversity.” 

To add a business profile to the Central Coast agribusiness data map, please contact Christine at Christine.Jarvis@rdacc.org.au 

RDACC is delivering this initiative funded by a $100,000 grant to Central Coast Council from the NSW Government’s Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund (BLERF), Stage 1.