Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Region. Call to protect agriculture

The Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) has called for renewed focus on agricultural industries in and near Sydney. “These industries are essential to maintaining a diverse economy and securing the supply of fresh produce for Sydneysiders – which in turn secures healthy families and workforce productivity”, WSROC president, Clr McLaren said. “Agriculture in Western Sydney directly employs 12,000 people, with a further 24,000 employed in manufacturing, 48,000 in food retail and another 96,000 people working in Sydney’s restaurants,



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