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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.

Marketing activity

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

Chestnut SIP at a glance

Chestnut SIP

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

Completed consultation workshops

Industry Location Timing
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).

Panel members

Name Organisation Location

SIAP meetings and summaries

Meeting Number Date Location Summary

Financial statements and summaries of project expenditure

Resources and downloads

Read articles on the chestnut industry


Contacts at Hort Innovation

Corrine Jasper
Relationship Manager

T 02 8295 2319
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Kelly McGuinness
Marketing Manager

T 02 8295 2357
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Industry representative body: Chestnuts Australia Inc.

PO Box 472
Myrtleford, Victoria 3737
T 03 5751 1466
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