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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
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
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
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
|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).
|Mike Mehigan||Elegant Outdoors||NSW|
|Hamish Mitchell||Speciality Trees||VIC|
|Ken Bevan||Alpine Nursery||NSW|
|Sonja Cameron||Cameron's Nursery||NSW|
|Carole Fudge||Benara Nurseries||WA|
|Anthony Tesselaar||Tesselaar Plants||VIC|
|John Bunker||Greenlife Solutions||QLD|
SIAP meetings and summaries
|Meeting 1||May 5-6, 2016||Sydney, NSW||Download|
|Meeting 2||June 21, 2016||Sydney, NSW||Download|
|Meeting 3||November 16-17, 2016||Sydney, NSW||Download|
|Meeting 4||April 3 and 4, 2017||Sydney, NSW||Download|