Central Coast Food Alliance December News Letter

By 17/12/2021News

Food and Beverages feature strongly in Draft Destination Management Plan available now for Public Comment

Central Coast Council has prepared the draft Central Coast Destination Management Plan 2022-2025, intended as a guiding document to ensure the long-term strength, success and sustainability of the Central Coast visitor economy.

The Central Coast Food Alliance provided input to the development of the plan, and we’re pleased to see ‘Food and Beverages’ called out as emerging strengths of the region and a future ‘hero’ tourism segment. The ‘Meet the Maker’ Trail initiative – which the Food Alliance is supporting through a project in collaboration with a number of our members – is highlighted in the Plan and is one of the ways we’re working to strengthen awareness of the high-quality food and beverages produced in our region and to build the Coast’s ‘Foodie’ brand.

Another major Central Coast Food Alliance project for 2022, the ‘Central Coast Industry Festival’ will tap into the Destination Management Plan’s focus on creating events to attract visitors.   Interested residents and businesses are encouraged to view the draft Plan and provide feedback

More info HERE

Submissions close: 22nd Dec 2021, 5.00PM

Become a Mentor or Mentee

CCFA can help support your professional and business development or explore ways to use your capability and experience to support others.

What’s in it for Mentees –

  • Exposure to new ideas and ways of thinking
  • Guidance on professional development and support to build capability
  • Increased visibility and connections within the industry network
  • Support to accelerate business problem solving

Benefits for Mentors –

  • Recognition as a subject matter expert and leader
  • Exposure to fresh perspectives, ideas and approaches
  • Development of personal leadership and coaching capabilities
  • Opportunity for self-reflection and personal satisfaction

Reach out to Alex or Frank learn more about becoming or finding a Mentor.

Missed our recent Webinar sessions? Catch up here

Central Coast Food Alliance Member Virtual Meet-up – November 3rd

Featured inspiring discussions with local entrepreneurs Olivia Duffin from Duff’s Ice cream and Mikkel Overgaard from Crickets & Co and also Central Coast Food Alliance – Steering Committee members Nadia O’Connell from FirescreekWinery and Mark Harry from Mars Food

Find the webinar recording HERE

We’re looking forward to more great networking and information sharing events in 2022.

Grant Opportunity – Energy Efficient Communities Program – Food and Beverage Manufacturing

The grant provides small/medium, food and beverage businesses up to $25,000 to improve energy efficiency practices and technologies and better manage energy consumption to reduce their power bills by;

  • replacing existing equipment with more energy efficient equipment
  • installing or replacing components to help existing systems run more efficiently
  • carrying out energy audits
  • monitoring and optimising energy use and emissions.
  • increasing knowledge of energy efficiency practices, and
  • positioning small and medium sized enterprises to adopt future technological advancement in energy consumption.

Example focus areas are;

  • energy audits and energy management
  • heating ventilation and air conditioning at the manufacturing facility
  • lighting
  • other motors, conveyors, blowers, fans, pumps, and fluid distribution systems
  • process automation and controls
  • waste management

 More Details, Eligibility Criteria and Application HERE

 Fund Opening date: 12th Jan 2022, 9:00 AM

Fund Closing date: 18th Feb 2022, 5:00 PM

 Don’t hesitate to reach to Alex or Frank for help with Applications.

Join or Renew your Central Coast Food Alliance Membership for 202

Your financial support enables the Food Alliance to continue to deliver benefits for local Food and Beverage producers and foster the continued growth of the sector in the region.

Find our updated Membership and Sponsorship options HERE

Spread the word to other local Food and Business businesses you think would benefit from joining our diverse, supportive and high-effective Food & Beverage network!

Follow the Central Coast Food Alliance on LinkedIn HERE to keep up-to-date with industry news, insights, events, etc.

 Don’t forget to tag @Central Coast Food Alliance in your LinkedIn posts, so we can share your Business or professional updates with the CCFA network.

Frank Sammut

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