Conducting Public Hearings

Submissions are now closed.

This Inquiry is focussed on the peri-urban food system, which encompasses the production of food on the urban fringe, including:

• the impacts of urban sprawl and population growth on arable land and the farming industry in Victoria

• the use of planning controls to protect agricultural land in green wedge and peri-urban areas

• the resilience of the Victorian food system, including the production of food, its transportation and sale.

Submissions focussed on food security (whether people have access to sufficient safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs) are best directed to the Legislative Council Legal and Social Issues Committee.

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