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Local Food

Food is the substance of life. We need quality food produced locally and available to everybody.

Food Security

Leederville Connect are in discussions with Edith Cowan University to develop a project to improve food security for inner city urban areas.

Some potential areas of investigation include:

  • Mapping the existing food environment in Leederville.
  • Work out how to address vulnerablities in the food supply chain so that everybody has reliable access to good quality and affordable food.
  • Engage with the designers of the the new developments in Leederville to identify where hyper-local and high intensity food production could be done.


There are many valuable resources to guide how to design places for food security.  Some of these are:

The Heart Foundation’s – Healthy Active by Design.

The Australian Food Network’s – Sustain web page.

Leederville Connect is a civil society organisation, where everything is done by community, for community.

We have a really broad idea of community; for us it’s about bringing together residents, businesses, property owners and visitors. Our bottom line is – “it’s about ‘we’, not me”. We support each other and the rest of the community to make Leederville amazing. We are proud to be one of the pioneering Town Teams that Western Australia is now famous for in place-based planning and community practices.

Our mandate is ‘the Commons’ – those places and things in our cities from which everybody benefits but traditionally nobody takes responsibility. The Commons are where we meet in the street, the culture we create between us, the vibe of our place, the blurred lines between public spaces and private places.

We provide the opportunity for people to shape Leederville and draw on its history of innovation and creativity to continue exploring, experimenting, and inventing the future of this place. As a vibrant, connected, inner-city urban village, Leederville offers us a platform to test ideas for the future of society; one that is sustainable, resilient, and thriving. Our community works with developers, local government, businesses, and other citizens to co-create this future. You can read about our Vision here.

Want to know more about Leederville, the place? Discover Leederville here.

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