About this Blueprint

A word from Blueprint Manager Jonathan Wilson and Blueprint Steering Committee Chair Dr Don Plowman.

The South Australian Grain Industry Blueprint has set a course of action for the industry to capture greater value and capitalise on the opportunities which present themselves between now and 2030.

Grain Producers SA has led the development of the Blueprint, with Jonathan Wilson taking the reins as Blueprint manager. His work has been guided by a Steering Committee chaired by Dr Don Plowman and made up of representatives from across the industry.

An initial stakeholder workshop was held in June 2019 which attracted more than 70 people from across the industry and helped kickstart the Blueprint’s development.

Each pillar had its own working group which has brought together people with a significant stake and passion from across the entire grain value chain to help flesh out the vision and opportunities for that particular aspect of the industry.

The Blueprint is a result of extensive research and consultation with representation from the whole value chain — growers, logistics providers, bulk handlers, containerised exporters, bulk exporters, breeders, researchers, marketers, processors and more.

The level of engagement throughout the Blueprint development process was fantastic and GPSA greatly appreciates the support and involvement from all participants.

The draft Blueprint was launched for public consultation at Bulla Burra, Loxton, on 12 June 2020.

Following this was a month-long consultation process which included online feedback, a roadshow and private meetings. Feedback during the consultation phase of the Blueprint was very positive, which reflected the sense of excitement regarding the opportunities highlighted in the document.

The final version of the Blueprint was launched at the GPSA Annual General Meeting, held on Monday 24 August 2020 at the Freeling Agricultural and Recreational Multi-use Centre.

The SA Grain Industry Blueprint could not have been developed without the contributions of the Blueprint partners, steering committee, industry working groups, industry stakeholders and roadshow attendees. We thank you all for your time and valuable contributions toward ensuring our industry reaches its fullest potential by 2030 and beyond.