Our mission of growing sustainable and competitive regions in South Australia
“Our agriculture, forestry, fishing and aquaculture industries and our regional communities are the backbone of the State’s economy. Producers, processors, manufacturers and exporters are crucial to South Australia’s future.”
We will involve all sectors that intersect with our food production system - energy, land use, conservation and tourism. People throughout our region and the world will know that South Australian produce is clean and green.
The South Australian food industry will be a vibrant, robust and sustainable industry contributing $20 billion per annum to the South Australian economy, by the year 2020.
The state's regional population will have increased to 320 000 with employment across a range of industry sectors.
The regional economy will continue to be underpinned by primary production but will be supported by a more diversified economy through an increasing focus on value added food, fibre and beverage processing, tourism and resources.
The increased economic wealth of the regions will support an improved level of amenity making regional South Australia one of the most desirable locations in the world to work and live.
PIRSA's mission is to grow sustainable, competitive regions.
Our focus on growing industries and regional development includes policy development, research, biosecurity and integrated solutions for agriculture, seafood, forestry, fibre, wine and food. PIRSA is also responsible for the continued development of our regional areas through the harnessing of opportunities for regional industries and their communities.
PIRSA’s strategic objectives are built around -
Critical to achieving the goals of South Australia’s Strategic Plan (SASP) is PIRSA’s ability to provide leadership and expertise, and to develop constructive partnerships with industry, other levels of government, and the wider community.
PIRSA has people working in locations across metropolitan and rural South Australia and the knowledge, skills and experience of its people are integral to achieving PIRSA’s objectives.
PIRSA has undertaken an extensive risk assessment of our strategic objectives, resulting in a number of key strategic priorities being identified as follows.
PIRSA recognises the importance of developing partnerships so that these objectives can be achieved. This is reflected in our commitment to a highly collaborative approach.
PIRSA will develop a close working relationship with the South Australian Tourism Commission, leveraging the opportunity from both portfolios coming under the one Minister. This approach will be the hallmark of our interaction with regional communities and other State Government agencies, particularly Department for Water and the Department for Environment and Natural Resources and Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy as well as federal and local government.
As a key government agency with a presence in and connection to the regions, PIRSA also has a significant role in meeting whole-of-government responsibilities around emergency planning and response.
Harness greater value from the food, fibre and wine sectors, together with other primary industries, to significantly contribute to the state exceeding the national economic growth rate and to meeting its target of $25 billion in export income by 2020.
Reinvigorate and strengthen regional communities and renew confidence in the future of our regions to ensure South Australia is on track to reach a regional population of 320 000 by 2020.
We will provide strong and effective leadership to our staff through a commitment to our values of:
Our corporate governance framework will ensure that our leadership, staff, the government, the Parliament and the public can rely on us to deliver on our commitments and promises whilst ensuring a high level of probity and accountability.
Our corporate governance commitments are to ensure -
The health, safety and wellbeing of our workforce, volunteers and others in our workplace through commitment to continuous improvement of the PIRSafe system and the creation and upholding of a positive culture towards safety and wellbeing.