Creating a prosperous, sustainable and healthy Northern Australia

Mackay, Isaac, Whitsunday regional agribusiness supply chains

  • Aquaculture
  • Beef
  • Broadacre cropping
  • Forestry
  • Horticulture
  • Supply chain development

Summary

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.

This report:

• 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.

Projects

Mackay, Isaac, Whitsunday agribusiness export supply chain mapping study

Mackay, Isaac, Whitsunday agribusiness export supply chain mapping study

The study is specifically designed to identify and map the export freight task for MIW agri-food products and associated waste and identify potential markets which will deliver a sustainable future for the MIW regional economy. The Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday Agribusiness Export Supply Chain Mapping Study will support and inform the delivery of the Growing Greater Whitsunday Agrifood Strategy recommendations to develop sectoral regional Road Maps and Action Plans, partner with industry stakeholders to develop Regional Export Development Plans, as well as develop and promote a Regional Agrifood Export Readiness Program. Through identifying wider markets and export opportunities, regional agri-food production will increase, therefore offering increased employment opportunities and a greater regional spend. This will be measured through monitoring employment and key regional economic indicators. Additionally, the study will identify infrastructure and supply chain improvement that is required to meet existing and future domestic and international market demands.

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