‘Planners and Regulators’ are responsible for the political system that can enable a more regenerative local food system. This includes land use planning, zoning laws, food safety laws, taxes, subsidies, ownership, trade, policies and more.
Below you’ll find every local resource we currently know about that will help you as a Planner and Regulator – or as someone seeking to grow your own knowledge around South Australia’s food-related policies, laws and plan.
30 YEAR PLAN FOR GREATER ADELAIDE
The ’30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide’ describes the State Government’s vision for how Adelaide should grow to become more liveable, competitive and sustainable. First developed in 2010, it aims to guide long-term growth over the next 30 years.
(Greater Adelaide represents not only the CBD, but also stretches from Victor Harbor in the south all the way to Kapunda in the north – and beyond.)
In the plan,Policy D2 states it will: “Promote the development of community gardens for social interaction and physical wellbeing.”
Unfortunately, the plan doesn’t mention the benefit of community gardens for urban food production or nutritional health – nor any other kind of urban food production.
However, many cities across the globe have proven that city food programs and urban agriculture policies can flourish under supportive legislation. (See 10 particularly inspiring examples here.) We remain hopeful that urban food will increasingly become part of the conversation in our state’s planning.
We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land upon which we live, work and play. We pay respects to elders past, present and emerging. We are inspired by the long history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander agriculture and ecological land management.