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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

Read more in Hortlink 2017, edition 1

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

Marketing activity

Information on current marketing activity can be found on the chestnut page at Hortlink 2017, edition 2.

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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

Industry Location Timing
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).

Panel members

Name Organisation Location

SIAP meetings and summaries

Meeting Number Date Location Summary

Financial statements and summaries of project expenditure

Resources and downloads


Contacts at Hort Innovation

Corrine Jasper
Relationship Manager

T 02 8295 2319
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Claire Tindale-Penning
Marketing Manager

T 02 8295 2311
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Industry representative body: Chestnuts Australia Inc.

PO Box 472
Myrtleford, Victoria 3737
T 03 5751 1466
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