This project was tasked with consolidating evidence of the benefits of vegetation and green spaces in the built environment, and communicating these benefits to an audience spanning the property, infrastructure and nursery sectors. Find full details in the project wrap-up in Hortlink 2018 edition 2.
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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.
If you would like to order a Final Report, please note the project code and make you order using the Final Report order form.
Integrating plant life into building and infrastructure rating tools
Project Code: NY16007
Status: Completed project
Nursery industry conference partnership
202020 Vision Training/Capacity Building Program
202020 Vision: Goods Line monitoring and evaluation research
Nursery industry statistics and research 2016/17
Measuring Australia’s green space assets
Where should all the trees go? An investigation of the impact of tree canopy cover on socio-economic status and wellbeing in LGAs
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 recent marketing activity can be found on the nursery page of Hortlink 2018, edition 2.
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Nursery Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021
The Nursery Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) will help guide Hort Innovation’s oversight and management of investment programs for the nursery 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 nursery growers opportunity to provide input and feedback.
If you have any questions about the development process of the SIP, please contact Hort Innovation's nursery Relationship Manager, John Vatikiotis, by phone on 0429 022 637or by email.
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|
|Nursery||Sydney, NSW||June 7, 2017|
|Nursery||Sydney, NSW||October 18, 2017|
|Nursery||Sydney, NSW||February 13, 2018|
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).
|Peter Vaughan||Nursery and Garden Industry Australia||NSW|
|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|
|Meeting 5||June 7, 2017||Sydney, NSW||Download|
|Meeting 6||October 18 and 19, 2017||Sydney, NSW||Download|
|Meeting 7||February 13, 2018||Sydney, NSW||Download|