Current Projects

Food & Fibre Gippsland has a number of key projects currently underway, with a range of others in the pipeline.

Here is snapshot of what we are doing, and who we are collaborating with:

Food Innovation Australia (FIAL)

Sustainably growing the agrifood sector of Gippsland

This project involves the delivery of a suite of projects/initiatives to support a vibrant agrifood system in Gippsland

This project with FIAL is ongoing through to 2021

VegNET

VegNET Victoria Gippsland has been extended to 31 March 2020 !
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GIPPSLAND REGIONAL AGRIFOOD EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMME

This program connects job seekers with employment opportunities in agrifood sector and beyond, and aims to secure sustained employment for job seekers across the region through a combination of training, mentoring support and industry experiences and placements. To read more about the programme and connect with the Programme Manager go to our GRAEP Page

This project is financially supported by Jobs Victoria Employment Network and is ongoing through to 2020.

GIPPSLAND CONNECT

Food & Fibre Gippsland recognises the opportunities for Gippsland SME’s to better respond to the demands of global markets and under the experienced direction of Project Manager David Grimmond, it is implementing the Gippsland Connect Project.
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Regional Skills Fund – GIPPYAg

An exciting project managed by Food & Fibre Gippsland and CQ University Australia, GIPPYAg has a primary aim of establishing partnerships between education and the food& fibre industry.
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Funded by the Victorian Government Regional Skills Fund, this project is due for completion in Dec 2019

GIPPSLAND AGRIFOOD GROWTH ASPIRATION ANALYSIS

Gippsland Regional Partnerships, together with Regional Development Victoria has supported the preparation of a discussion paper by KPMG that will set aspirational growth targets Gippsland’s Food and Fibre Industry.
“Accelerating Growth for Gippsland’s Food and Fibre Industry” proposes strategic capability platforms for building on to existing regional strengths and initiatives, and supports the identification of further opportunities to sustainably grow Gippsland's $7bn food and fibre sector.
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The next stage will be a new project in which engagement and workshops will occur so that actions can be formed for the six capability platforms.

CONNECTING GIPPSLAND BUSINESSES TO NEW MARKETS

A great example of developing new capabilities to support the sector, this project is a partnership with Telstra that has been sponsored by the Latrobe Valley Authority and it is supporting five Gippsland producers with digital solutions for their businesses. These include Gippsland Natural, Gippsland Jersey, Toms Cap Wines, Maffra Cheese and Sailors Grave Brewing.
Under finalisation – the opportunities for alignment and integration of outcomes into current and future projects currently being explored.

WORKFORCE CAPABILITIES, TRAINING AND INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS PROJECT

As part of a range of strategies to support innovation and sustainable growth, Food & Fibre Gippsland recognises the need to develop workforce capabilities for now and into the future and to build stronger partnerships across industry, training providers and TAFEs.
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