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New Membership Benefits for Local Government Staff

Cultivating supportive communities of practice is at the forefront of Sustain's work.

Designing and building strong food systems has never been more vital. Many local governments are leading the way. Networking will amplify their impact.

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Local government food systems networking

These events are opportunities for co-learning, workshopping and trouble-shooting among local governments across Australia--whether they are well into their food systems strategies or just getting started.

Facilitated by Sustain, local government staff will discuss policy developments, best practices, and emerging research.

How They Work

The online sessions are held quarterly and run for 2 hours. Up to 5 staff members per local government are invited to participate.

Become a Member to Get Involved

These events are exclusively for local governments that are members of Sustain. Annual metro LGA memberships are $1000+GST.

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The first event will be held on March 27, 2021 from 11AM to 1PM AEDT. The agenda will include sharing research findings from the ARC Discovery Project, "Strengthening Food Governance at the Local Level."

Other Benefits of Sustain Membership

  • Collaborate as part of a community of practice, sharing lessons and learning from research, policy and project work.
  • Invitations and discounts to events and conferences organised by Sustain
  • Discounted access to research and consultancy and event services
  • Connect to emerging research collaborations in food security, and food law, policy and governance
  • Receive a highlighted listing on the online Australian Food Systems Directory
  • Work with students and interns as part of a community-engaged learning program
  • Be named and have a profile on the Sustain website, showcasing existing policies, strategies, programs, initiatives and achievements
  • Link to affiliated national and international alliances and coalitions, such as the Right to Food Coalition
  • Access to our social media and e-newsletter followers through featured content

Learn More

Contact Executive Director Dr. Nick Rose at [email protected] or 0414 497 819