City of Victor Harbor supports rural community

GAINING SUPPORT: City of Victor Harbor Agribusiness Reference Group members Beryl Price and Gino Pacitti look at the findings from the survey.
GAINING SUPPORT: City of Victor Harbor Agribusiness Reference Group members Beryl Price and Gino Pacitti look at the findings from the survey.

VICTOR HARBOR – The results are in from the City of Victor Harbor Agribusiness survey. More than 60 rural landholders responded to the survey.

The survey responses identified that the top three growth constraints facing agribusiness in the council area are rising overheads and utility costs, taxes and government charges, and government licensing and regulations. The key findings report also highlighted that weed control is a common issue faced by local farmers. Chairperson of the Council’s Agribusiness Reference Group Beryl Price made a deputation to the City of Victor Harbor at its May meeting.

The deputation delved into the issue of weed control. Council said it would consider increasing its environmental weed control budget by $30,000 in 2017/18.