Inland Burnett: SMART Audit and Strategic Gap Analysis

The $481.6 million Building Better Regions Fund supports the Australian Government’s commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future.

The Community Investments Stream funded the following community activities: new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, and leadership and capability strengthening activities. These projects will deliver economic and social benefits to regional and remote communities.

 

The Opportunity

Agriculture is fast becoming more knowledge intensive and having access to timely, accurate information, that is specifically tailored to the Inland Burnett conditions, is critical for farmers to be able to make the most of their resources in often changing circumstances.

This is the founding concept behind the “Inland Burnett: Resource Audit and Strategic Gap Analysis” project recently funding by the federal governments Building Better Regions Fund.

However, with the increase of online access and content, the inevitable ‘information overload’ and lack of internet connectivity in regional and remote areas means reliable resources needed to continually improve farming businesses, if they are available, may be difficult to search and obtain.

For this reason, the findings obtained via the comprehensive regional resource audit and strategic gap analysis of Inland Burnett farming resources will be presented via ‘SMART-Hub’ (Sustainable Management & Agricultural Resources & Tools) – an online hub designed to enhance landholder accessibility & connection to regionally relevant, smart farming resources.

Fundamentally, over the following year, this project aims to determine the gaps in resource availability and effectiveness, along with identifying the impediments landholders face in accessing and engaging these resources, and to then assist landholder accessibility to available resources by the development a centralised resource tool.

 

 

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