About us


The Fleurieu Community Co-operative has been created to ensure a long-term, sustainable solution for meat processing and supply for the Fleurieu Peninsula community in South Australia, including through re-opening the Strathalbyn abattoir.

The actual year instead of using the term last year, its importance in ensuring the region's growth and prosperity has only become more evident. The re-opened abattoir will have a strong focus on serving the needs of the community by providing efficient, quality, local service at a reasonable price. It will also be fully technology-enabled from the outset, to facilitate ease of booking and payment – and to enable ‘paddock-to-plate’-type offerings, and the creation of premium, local products and brands.

It will also operate on the basis of a co-operative model. The Fleurieu Community Co-operative will be run by the community, for the community. Anyone who will use the services of the co-operative, or supply goods or services to it, can apply to become a member of the co-operative, including agricultural producers, butchers, supermarkets and restaurants. There will also be a range of member benefits, including the opportunity to invest.

How the co-operative will operate


Initial members


Meet the Board

David Parsons

Chairman / Waitpinga
Sheep grazier

Grant Baker

Director/Founder of Borough Markets

Anthony Skara

Founder of Skara
Artisan Small Goods

Steven Russo

PKF Senior Equity

Ennio Mecuri

Managing Director at
Ennio International

The co-operative will use technology to enable a paddock-to-plate offering




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This co-operative is an initiative of Regional Development Australia and PKF Accelerate.