There are three phases in the consultation process.
Stage 1 (Develop) involved taking draft elements of the Framework to key industry stakeholders, including industry policy groups, advocacy groups and service providers, as well as the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. This stage was completed in March and April 2020 and its findings were used to shape this First Draft Sheep Sustainability Framework. In general, stakeholders were very supportive of the initiative and generously gave their time to provide perspectives and insights.
Stage 2 (Design) involved taking the First Draft Framework to industry stakeholders as well as customers, retailers, special interest groups, government and investors for additional development.
Public consultation planned for Stage 3 (Decide) will further refine the document to create the final Sheep Sustainability Framework.