Primary Producers SA

Primary Producers SA

Primary Producers SA (PPSA) is a coalition of peak bodies representing primary producers in South Australia. Its vision is for a strong, viable primary production sector in South Australia, which is valued by government and the community.

The purpose of PPSA is:

  • To vigorously represent the interests and concerns of primary producers to government and the community;
  • To present one voice to government and the wider community on cross-commodity issues affecting primary producers in South Australia;
  • To promote the importance of primary production in South Australia and ensure that the contributions and achievements of primary producers are acknowledged and appreciated; and
  • To work with and assist stakeholders and suppliers to primary production where such assistance will ultimately benefit primary producers.
  • Examples of the cross-commodity issues PPSA gets involved with include:

  • taxation, government levies and charges
  • planning and land security
  • rural development, communities and social issues
  • transport and logistics
  • natural resource management and water policy
  • cost and availability of power
  • biosecurity and emergency management
  • R,D&E, education and training and
  • workforce issues (industrial relations, work health and safety, WorkCover issues).
  • Each of PPSA’s members (Grain Producers SA, Livestock SA, the Horticulture Coalition of SA, the Wine Grape Council of SA, and the SA Dairyfarmers Association) is represented by a Councillor on the PPSA Council. The PPSA Council meets roughly four times per year.

    A good example of PPSA’s influence and work is reflected in the 90-Day Change @ SA Improving Road Transport for the Agriculture Industry Project. This is a partnership between PPSA, PIRSA and the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. PPSA realised that a partnership approach was required if there was to be a road transport system that met the existing and the future needs of agriculture. Because of this project there has now been an extension of existing routes for different trailer combinations, first and last mile access issues resolved, and more recently allowances made for moving machinery wider than four metres as well as night movement of farm machinery on roads. It is estimated that these changes are worth at least $80 million.

    For further information contact:

    Rob Kerin – Chair

    Primary Producers SA (PPSA)

    Unit 4 780 South Rd GLANDORE SA 5037

    08 8297 0899 OR 0439 33 103