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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 4.
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 of Hortlink 2017, edition 4.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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|