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This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 2 September to 25 October 2019. Find out more about the consultation process. Below is a record of the engagement.


Food, wine and agribusiness is a key pillar of South Australia’s economy. It is central to our identity and will continue to drive our future economic prosperity.

The State Government has set an objective to lift the sustainable economic growth rate in the state to an average of 3% per year.

Growth State is the government’s work plan for growth – it is key to achieving economic growth and has a focus on creating more jobs, lowering costs and delivering better services.

The Growth State consists of policies, programs and projects collectively designed to lift the state’s competitiveness and attract investment, with a focus on export sectors across four broad streams of government action:

  • trade and investment 
  • skills and innovation 
  • infrastructure and land
  • water and the environment.

Food, wine and agribusiness is one of a nine priority sectors identified under Growth State.

Industry will work with government to establish measurable targets that will contribute to South Australia’s economic growth and identify the priority policies, programs and projects required to achieve the 3% growth target.

Consultation on the Food and Agribusiness Discussion Paper, which sets the scene on the sector as a whole and its contribution to the South Australian economy, will be carried out in three stages and is due for completion in early 2020.

Stage 1: June - July - Development of the draft Food, Wine and Agribusiness Discussion Paper

Stage 2: September - October - Consultation of the Food, Wine and Agribusiness Discussion Paper

Stage 3: Early 2020 - Implementation of the Food, Wine and Agribusiness Sector Plan.

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