Limestone Coast Economic Diversification

Limestone Coast Economic Diversification

Limestone Coast Economic Diversification Group

The Limestone Coast Economic Diversification Group is responsible for advancing the priorities identified at a forum convened by the Premier of South Australia in 2012.

At the forum, which was hosted by PIRSA’s regional development team, industry and business leaders articulated the priorities for economic diversification in the Limestone Coast.

The group has been successful in informing the projects and programs of the State Government’s strategic priorities of:

The group includes representatives from the:

  • South East Local Government Association
  • Regional Development Australia Limestone Coast
  • South East Natural Resources Management Board
  • Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA)
  • Department of State Development
  • Australian Government Department of Industry.

The Limestone Coast Economic Diversification Group has engaged all levels of government to develop, gain support, and implement key projects with industry and business leadersand across the education and research and development sectors.

An annual work  plan details the priority projects and the group actively seek opportunities to partner with like-minded organisations.

Regions SA is working in partnership with the Limestone Coast Economic Diversification Group and the Department of State Development to progress opportunities in the region.

The Limestone Coast Economic Diversification Group is formalised under the structure of the South East Local Government Association.

Limestone Coast region – development potential report

The Limestone Coast region offers diverse opportunities to its residents, visitors, consumers of its premium products, businesses and investors.

Promoting the region as open for business and investor-ready is critical for:

  • attracting new industries
  • existing businesses to re-invest and grow
  • innovation and collaboration to occur.

The Limestone Coast Region - Development Potential for Agriculture, Forestry, and Premium Food and Wine from our Clean Environment Report

The report is a compendium of baseline information identifying land suitability in the Limestone Coast region for a range of cropping, horticulture, forestry, and intensive livestock development.

It also details the available infrastructure and services to support them.

Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) and the Regional Development Australia (RDA) Limestone Coast prepared the report.

The Department for Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Bureau of Meteorology and the South East Resources Information Centre also provided information.

We have provided the Limestone Coast Region Development Potential Report in sections due to its large file size:Foreword, Executive Summary, Introduction (PDF 2.6 MB).

  1. Introduction to the Limestone Coast (PDF 13.5 MB).
  2. Land and Soil Capability of the Limestone Coast (PDF 131.5 MB).
  3. Water Resources of the Limestone Coast (PDF 39.5 MB).
  4. Climate (PDF 2.0 MB).
  5. Infrastructure of the Limestone Coast (PDF 1.6 MB).
  6. Industry Requirements (PDF 82.6 KB).
  7. Carbon Farming Potential in the Limestone Coast (PDF 713.6 KB).
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