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Find project updates and see your levy at work in the latest Hortlink
New, ongoing and recently completed projects
New and ongoing R&D projects
Information on current R&D projects can be found below, with specific project updates and outputs available in Hortlink 2017, edition 2.
Communication and adoption program for the Australian chestnut industry
Project Code: CH16000
Status: Ongoing project
Strong communication and technical support is vital for stakeholders in the chestnut industry, particularly growers, to be able to make informed decisions when facing future challenges and opportunities. This project keeps the industry up-to-date with the latest news, R&D outputs and other key information through a variety of channels.
Chestnut industry minor use program
Information on current marketing activity can be found on the chestnut page at Hortlink 2017, edition 2.
Order a Final Report
Strategic Investment Planning process for the chestnut industry is almost complete
If you would like to submit comments, please view the draft and then use the comment form. Please note, impact assessment is continuing to be developed and will be made available in the final SIP.
If you'd rather speak to a real person, you can call Corrine Jasper, chestnut Relationship Manager at Hort Innovation on 0439 433 885.
Thank you to all the growers who have contributed their time and their ideas so far. If you haven't had a chance to get involved yet, then now's the time!
Your industry Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) lays the foundation for decision making in levy investments and represents a balanced view of stakeholders in your industry. If you’d like to read more about the SIP process, visit the SIP Portal.
See below for the completed consultation events on the chestnut SIP.
Completed consultation workshops
|Chestnut||Myrtleford, VIC||May 20, 2016|
|Chestnut||Launceston, TAS||September 2, 2016|
|Chestnut||Melbourne, VIC||February 27, 2017|
Strategic Investment Advisory Panel
The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the chestnut industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
|David McIntyre||The Garden in the Forest||VIC|
|Heather Kane||Tweenhills Chestnuts||NSW|
|Don Nightingale||Nightingale Bros||VIC|
|Jane Casey||Australian Gourmet Chestnuts||VIC|
|Tom Robertson||Alpine Chestnuts & Truffles||NSW|
|Chris Dikkenberg||Fumina Farms||VIC|
SIAP meetings and summaries
|1||May 20, 2016||Myrtleford, VIC||Download|
|2||February 27, 2017||Melbourne, VIC||Download|