Mackay, Isaac, Whitsunday regional agribusiness supply chains
The Greater Whitsunday Alliance (GW3) engaged ACIL Allen Consulting (ACIL Allen) to identify and detail data for supply chains in agriculture, fisheries, aquaculture, horticulture and associated waste streams.
The primary aim of this report is to identify and detail data for supply chains in agriculture, aquaculture, horticulture and associated waste streams. The study also aims to provide a robust base for future decision making and investment in the Mackay Isaac Whitsunday region with respect to development and export opportunities.
• examines the opportunities for each supply chain for the major regional commodities by value and volume
• identifies the region’s agricultural production capacity and capability
• is anticipated to support a future Phase 2 project to examine markets and opportunities for regional growth and development.
The project has collected data through official sources and stakeholder consultation to a level where the data can be used for testing ideas and looking for opportunities. It acknowledges that further data collection, possibly through audit or detailed case studies, would need to be gathered to scope a detailed investigation or to develop business cases for agricultural growth and development in the region.