Mornington Peninsula Shire Council

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council (MPSC) has been a member of Sustain: The Australian Food Network since 2016. MPSC has demonstrated its leadership and commitment to prosperous, healthy and sustainable food systems in many ways, blazing a trail for other local councils in Victoria and beyond to follow.

Key actions (see extract above from the case study on Mornington Peninsula written by Sustain intern Sally Flett in 2016) include the following:

  • Creation of the role of Rural Business Officer in 2012
  • Formation of a local food industry advisory board in 2013
  • Development and adoption of a local food industry strategy in 2013
  • Agricultural analysis and farm to plate guide in 2014
  • Victorian Agribusiness Summit in 2015

  • Mornington Peninsula Produce regional branding website launched in 2016
  • Mornington Peninsula Food Forum in 2018