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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
A list of all current R&D projects – along with information including their latest progress and resources – can be found in Hort Innovation’s quarterly Hortlink publication. Visit Hortlink 2018, edition 2 here.
Information on current marketing activity can be found on the chestnut page of Hortlink 2018, edition 2.
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Chestnut Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021
The Chestnut Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) will help guide Hort Innovation’s oversight and management of investment programs for the chestnut industry over the next five years. It lays the foundation for decision-making in levy investments and represents the balanced interests of the industry. The very important function of the SIP is to ensure levy investment decisions align with industry priorities.
The SIP was developed through a process of consultation, drafting, validation, stakeholder feedback as well as final approval by Hort Innovation’s Board. The process involved consultation meetings (detailed below) and online validation, giving chestnut growers opportunity to provide input and feedback.
If you have any questions about the development process of the SIP, please contact Hort Innovation's Chestnut Relationship Manager, Corrine Jasper, by phone on 07 3198 6759 or at email@example.com.
Completed consultation workshops
|Chestnut||Myrtleford, VIC||May 20, 2016|
|Chestnut||Launceston, TAS||September 2, 2016|
|Chestnut||Melbourne, VIC||February 27, 2017|
|Chestnut||Teleconference||September 5, 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|
SIAP meetings and summaries
|1||May 20, 2016||Myrtleford, VIC||Download|
|2||February 27, 2017||Melbourne, VIC||Download|
|3||September 5, 2017||Teleconference||Download|