The economic and social potential of South Australia’s primary industries and regions is enriched and strengthened by the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) partnerships with a range of organisations including:

  • industry peak bodies including Food South Australia, the SA Wine Industry Association and Primary Producers SA, and incorporated associations
  • Regional Development Australia, and incorporated associations
  • the Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society of SA
  • Australian Government agencies
  • other state government agencies
  • local government bodies
  • regional wine and tourism bodies
  • natural resources management boards
  • research partners
  • educational and research institutions.

Formal partnership agreements

New formal partnership agreements between PIRSA and Food South Australia, the SA Wine Industry Association and Primary Producers SA will help improve industry development models for the agribusiness, food and wine sectors.

The agreements are not legally binding, but rather statements of positive intent to work together for the benefit of our primary industries.

Each agreement clarifies the roles and responsibilities between PIRSA and the specific industry peak body and contains the following guiding principles:

  • understanding the complexities and issues associated with the other partner’s activities and listening to their representations
  • communication is two-way, timely and efficient
  • recognition of the role of each industry peak body.

The partnership agreements set out clear responsibilities for PIRSA and the industry peak bodies.
PIRSA’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • seeking to create an environment that encourages investment, growth and profitability
  • facilitating industry development
  • supporting biosecurity, market access, food security and environmental sustainability
  • supporting industry in their provision of programs and services
  • supporting continued engagement of industry and wider community in planning and policy.
Page Last Reviewed: 25 Feb 2015
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