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Progress Against Objectives - December 2017

Premium food and wine produced in our clean environment and exported to the world

2017 Objectives

Status (as at December 2017)


Increase international exports of differentiated and processed food and wine from $2.8 billion in 2013-14 to $3.6 billion in 2016-17.

Progress Made

In 2016-17, the value of differentiated food and wine exports was $3.4 billion.

Establish a global reputation for premium food and wine


Activities that support achievement of this target include:

  • Ongoing wine sector profile growth through Adelaide, South Australia’s membership of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network.
  • Marked and continuing growth in wine export to China, including the success of the Wine Australia China Roadshow in May 2017.
  • Memorandum of Understanding signed in July 2017 between South Australia and Singapore to collaborate, with a specific focus on food innovation.
  • Promotion of the Northern Adelaide Food Park in Singapore in July 2017 as part of the South East Asia Business Mission.

Create opportunities for food and wine businesses to expand or co-locate


The Northern Adelaide Food Park, to be located at Edinburgh Parks, will create opportunities for businesses to co-locate and will enable both new and existing food and beverage businesses to expand and grow. The state government has made $7 million funding available to attract food and beverage processors, manufacturers, packaging and logistics businesses looking to locate at the new industry hub to create jobs, increase exports, and stimulate economic growth.

The state government is investing $110 million in the Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme, which aims to achieve growth in agricultural industries through increased access to water resources.

Establish a global reputation for our food, wine and clean technology expertise.


South Australia is the host for a number of new globally significant food and wine facilities and services and is increasing research and technology collaborations across the world. Examples include:

  • Loxton Research Centre redevelopment
  • Sterile Insect Technology facility
  • Grains Research and Development Corporation grain research initiative
  • a memorandum of understanding between the state government and the Government of Shandong Province in China was signed in April 2016 to enable the sharing of agricultural research and expertise
  • international partnership between South Australia and France, connecting the state's wine with Bordeaux's Cite du Vin (City of Wine). This wine museum and cultural facility partnership provides an opportunity to further promote the quality and diversity of South Australia's wines on an international stage and offers the wine industry access to masterclass rooms and lecture theatres for ongoing collaboration.