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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

Read more in Hortlink 2017, edition 4

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

Marketing activity

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

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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Craig Perring
Marketing Manager

T 02 8295 2342
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Industry representative body: Chestnuts Australia Inc.

PO Box 472
Myrtleford, Victoria 3737
T 03 5751 1466
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