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The City of Casey is committed to improving food security in line with Council’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2021-2025 , which seeks to ensure that all Casey's residents have secure and dignified access to nutritious, affordable, and culturally appropriate food. ‘Dignified’ in this context means accessing food in socially acceptable ways that do not involve shame or stigma.

City of Casey have partnered with Sustain: The Australian Food Network to develop a Food Security Framework for Action, to guide both short-term and long-term actions for Council.

What have we done so far?

  • Benchmarking report: Sustain undertook desktop research to benchmark nine leading domestic and international cities to identify innovative, best-practice local responses to food security.
  • City of Casey Community survey: Used to gather information from Casey residents about the main enablers and barriers they experience in consuming nutritious, affordable, and culturally appropriate meals, as well as high-level priorities for action. The survey received 159 responses.
    • Overwhelmingly, affordability is the main barrier residents face to healthy eating, followed by time constraints for food preparation.
    • Key priorities for actions included ways for residents to have access to quality food (e.g. farmers markets, community gardens, community transport), initiatives to reduce food waste, support for local food production, integration of food into neighbourhood planning and programs to improve food literacy.
  • Stakeholder workshop: Held in February, the workshop brought together 30 people including council staff across 10 departments, frontline service providers, community organisations and property developers. Participants discussed the benchmarking report and community survey findings, conducted an analysis of their role their organisation could play in food security, and devised priority short and longer-term actions to guide the development of the framework. A summary of the stakeholder workshop is available here.
  • Short-term recommendations report: The report deteailsten actions to be integrated across key Council strategies during 2023/24.

You can also view a short video here on Casey's Circular Economy and Food Security.

Where does this survey fit into the process?

In order to come up with the most effective actions to improve access to nutritious, affordable and culturally appropriate food for our community, we want to hear from residents about their experiences and the changes they would like to see in their local area.

Information gathered in this survey will help inform our consultants on recommendations, and guide Council’s action on food security over the next five years.


Please complete the survey below to tell us about your experience in accessing nutritious, affordable and culturally appropriate food in Casey. The survey will take you around 5 minutes to complete, and the consultation remains open until 12.00 pm Friday 5 May 2023.

To thank you for contributing to this important work, everyone who completes the survey are eligible for a chance to win one of 2 $100 Coles or Woolworths e-vouchers plus there's two Myuna Farm family passes to be won.

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