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Councils collaborate to support local growers and manufacturers

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Councils collaborate to support local growers and manufacturers

Councils from all over Victoria will convene next week to discuss best practice for promoting and supporting local growers and manufacturers at the Australian Made Campaign Supporters Forum.

The event, to be hosted by Yarra City Council on the 26th of February, will be attended by local manufacturers and chaired by Australian Made Campaign Chief Executive, Ian Harrison.

The not-for-profit Australian Made Campaign administers and promotes Australia’s registered country-of-origin trade mark for genuine Aussie products and produce, the green-and-gold kangaroo logo, which is used by more than 2000 businesses on over 15,000 products nationally.

Some of the projects to be discussed will include ‘buy local’ consumer campaigns and educational programs for schools. Local Government procurement policies will also be on the agenda.

“Roy Morgan research shows people are becoming more aware of the benefits of buying Aussie and more conscientious about the impact their purchasing decisions have on local jobs, industry and the community – but these sorts of projects are crucial in building and maintaining momentum,” Mr Harrison said.

The Australian Made Campaign has formal partnerships with:

  • Ballarat City Council
  • Casey City Council
  • Cardinia Shire Council
  • Darebin City Council
  • Glenelg Shire Council
  • Horsham Rural City Council
  • Hume City Council
  • Melton city Council
  • Mitchell Shire Council
  • Moreland City Council
  • Moonee Valley City Council
  • Whittlesea City Council
  • Yarra City Council
  • Blacktown City Council (NSW)
  • Gold Coast City Council (QLD)