With a growing risk of climate related impacts, it is vital that our community is well prepared. This project will assist in planning for these risks and help increase our resilience.
This project is being delivered in partnership with Murray River Council via funding received from the Federal Government through the Drought Communities Program.
MRC prepared an Adverse Event Plan (AEP) in 2020 via input from the local community including farm owners, local business owners, representatives from progress associations, crisis support and health services. Subsequently MRC has partnered with Western Murray Land Improvement Group (WMLIG) to deliver upon the purpose and vision of the AEP building on resilience principles that focus on building community capacity.
Resilience principles include:
- A community led recovery
- Plan in the good times to be prepared for the bad times
- Continuous learning and improvement
- Build resilience with adaptive methods
- Diversify the economy and capture value at home
- Build the capacity of the community
- Provide clear, timely and accurate communication
WMLIG will deliver activities aligned to the strategy that:
The project will build a stronger community by increasing resilience to changing conditions and diversify the community by creating competitive and quality services, improve infrastructure, agriculture production and more employment opportunities, which will translate to greater economic return for our region. This will ultimately increase long-term community health outcomes and safety.
Agri-Innovation Precinct Proposal
Murray River Council has identified in its Local Strategic Planning Statement 2020 a key planning priority to ‘grow, strengthen and sustain agriculture’ over the next 20 years and beyond. To achieve this priority, Council has identified an opportunity to investigate the viability of developing an Agri-knowledge education and research facility (potentially in conjunction with a tertiary education institution) to facilitate research, innovation and development of agri-business within the region. Murray River Council has sought assistance from Western Murray Land Improvement Group (WMLIG) to further develop the proposal concept. This document outlines at a high level the contextual issues driving the proposal and the potential knowledge areas and activities that could be investigated further to form part of the precinct.
This document is preliminary in nature and intended as a starting point for further discussion with a wide range of stakeholders from Government
For more information about this project, please contact us
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