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Find project updates and see your levy at work in the latest Hortlink


New, ongoing and recently completed projects

Recently completed R&D projects

Read about recently completed projects for the nursery industry below, and in more detail in Hortlink.

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202020 Vision: Goods Line monitoring and evaluation research

Project Code: NY13024

Status: Completed project

Read more in Hortlink Spring

The Goods Line is an old Sydney railway line that has been redeveloped as a social and interactive area with strong green-space components. This project sought to showcase the benefits of ‘urban greening’ by exploring the social and environmental benefits emerging from the redevelopment – and the extent to which they were related specifically to the increase in green space.

New and ongoing R&D projects

Information on current R&D projects for the nursery industry can be found below, with specific project updates and outputs available in Hortlink 2017, edition 1.

Evaluation of nursery tree stock balance parameters

Project Code: NY15001

Status: Ongoing project

Read more in Hortlink 2017, edition 1


Ensuring out-planted nursery trees have a high potential survival rate requires a balanced root and shoot system prior to dispatch. This project, due for completion later in 2017, is investigating how species differences and climatic conditions in different production regions can affect this balance in tree stock.

Building the resilience and on-farm biosecurity capacity of the Australian production nursery industry
National nursery industry biosecurity program
Communication program for the Australian nursery industry 2015-18
Where should all the trees go? An investigation of the impact of tree canopy cover on socio-economic status and wellbeing in LGAs
Nursery industry statistics and research 2016/17
202020 Vision Training/Capacity Building Program
Measuring Australia’s green space assets
Global Masterclass in Horticultural Business

Marketing activity

Information on recent marketing activity can be found on the nursery page of Hortlink 2017, edition 1.

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Strategic Investment Planning process for the nursery industry is almost complete

Public comments on the final draft of the nursery SIP have now closed.

Hort Innovation is assessing feedback received from growers and others and, as appropriate, incorporating it into the final version of the SIP.

If you would like to speak to someone about the SIP, please call Hort Innovation's nursery Relationship Manager, John Vatikiotis, on 0429 022 637.

Thank you to all the growers who have contributed their time and their ideas so far.

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 and agendas on the nursery SIP.

Completed consultation workshops

Industry Location Timing
Nursery Sydney, NSW May 5, 2016
Nursery Sydney, NSW May 6, 2016
Nursery Sydney, NSW June 21, 2016
Nursery Sydney, NSW September 28, 2016
Nursery Sydney, NSW November 8, 2016
Nursery Sydney, NSW November 16 and 17, 2016
Nursery Sydney, NSW April 3 and 4, 2017

Strategic Investment Advisory Panel


The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the nursery industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the media release and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Panel members

Name Organisation Location

SIAP meetings and summaries

Meeting Number Date Location Summary

Find details on the Strategic Investment Plan at the bottom of this page.

Financial statements and summaries of project expenditure

Resources and downloads


Contacts at Hort Innovation

John Vatikiotis
Relationship Manager Lead

T 02 8295 2384
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Claire Tindale-Penning
Marketing Manager

T 02 8295 2311
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Industry representative body: Nursery and Garden Industry Australia Limited

PO Box 7129
Baulkham Hills BC, NSW 2153
T 02 8861 5100
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