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Regional Consultation Strategy

Project start date: 01 July 2015
Project end date: 30 September 2018
Publication date: 30 September 2018
Project status: Completed
Livestock species: Sheep, Goat, Lamb, Grassfed cattle, Grainfed cattle


MLA is changing its investment process to make sure grassfed beef and sheep-meat producers in each region have direct input into the process for setting national research and development priorities.

MLA commissioned an independent review of its levy investment systems for on-farm R&D in 2013 as part of a regular drive for continuous improvement in the way we engage stakeholders in setting RD&A priorities, implementation of strategy and two-way industry communication.

The new regional consultation process will ensure MLA's work better reflects the needs of grass-roots cattle and sheep producers.
Project or Company Managed Activity (CMAs) covers:Resources to coordinate input from key stakeholders across Australia into the design of the regional consultation framework. Expenses covered ad hoc engagement of key regional contacts to assist in the organisation of six consultation forums with the MLA Managing Director, and associated catering and room costs and logistics management Resources to engage and coordinate key stakeholders in the design and establishment of the Western Australia Meat Research Council (WAMRC) Consultants to assist the recruitment of six regional producer chairs for the Southern Australia Meat Research Council (SAMRC) Operating expenses for seven SAMRC regional committees include sitting fees, travel and training activities for regional chair and committee members, and venue hire and catering for regional committee (not Council) meetings WAMRC Coordinator, combining both the governance responsibilities of an Executive Officer and advocacy and leadership function for WAMRC. The WAMRC Coordinator represents and advocates the operational priorities and strategic direction for research, development and adoption (RD&A) investment in Western Australia's sheepmeat and southern grassfed beef industries Communications including advertising and graphic design to support the recruitment of SAMRC regional committee members and WAMRC producer members MLA project delivery costs for the Consultation Strategy including related travel, workshops and any other associated expenses