Community resilience and prosperity

Goal 2

Goal 2 Increase the resilience and prosperity of dairy communities

2.1 Economic contribution — Intent — to set a measure around the contribution that the dairy industry makes to the economy of dairy regions

2016 performance: At the time of compiling our 2016 report there was no appropriate measure. During 2017, this indicator will be updated to include a suite of indicators and metrics available via the Dairy Australia Pathways to Profitable Growth project. Economic modelling will also be combined with the Regional Wellbeing Survey to provide a more meaningful analysis.

2.2 Government recognition — The contribution and importance of dairy is recognised in relevant local and state government strategies (especially growth and investment strategies)

2016 performance: At the time of compiling our 2016 report there was no appropriate measure for this. Going forward, this indicator will not be featured in our reporting.

2.3 Community recognition — Increase consumers’ and dairy communities’ recognition of the value of the dairy sector

2016 performance: Levels of community recognition as measured in the Dairy Monitor 2016 survey are relatively unchanged from 2015. When people were asked if the dairy industry is recognised as an essential part of our community 67% agreed, 21% were neutral, 5% disagreed and 7% did not know. This is a marginal change, equating to only 1% decline from 2015.