EconSearch Completed Project

Project: Virginia and Northern Adelaide Plains Horticultural Study (2013)

Client: City of Playford, District Council of Mallala, the Adelaide Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board, Primary Industries and Regions SA, Regional Development Australia (Barossa) and Hortex

Collaborators: Jensen Planning + Design, Scholefield Robinson Horticultural Services, Avante, and Wallbridge and Gilbert

Summary: Jensen Planning + Design, together with EconSearch, Scholefield Robinson Horticultural Services, Avante, and Wallbridge and Gilbert were engaged to undertake a study of horticulture in the Virginia and Northern Adelaide Plains (VNAP) region. Two reports were prepared for this study:

  • The State of Play Report which establishes a comprehensive ‘baseline’ for the horticulture activities of the Virginia and the Northern Adelaide Plains (VNAP) and informs the VNAP Horticultural Framework.
  • A Framework for Future Action which will assist to secure the long-term sustainability of the horticulture industry in the region.

The role of EconSearch was to provide an economic profile of the region and scenario implications for horticulture in the region. The work undertaken included a summary of the economic structure of the VNAP region and baseline horticultural data in the region including production by crop type, area of production, value of production and employment.

Report: Click here to go to the City of Playford website and download a copy of the reports.