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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.

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Processing Potato Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021

Processing potato SIP at a glance

Processing potato SIP

The processing potato Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) will help guide Hort Innovation’s oversight and management of investment programs for the processing potato 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 processing potato growers opportunity to provide input and feedback.

If you have any questions about the development process of the SIP, please contact Hort Innovation's processing potato Relationship Manager, Christian Patterson, by phone on 0433 896 753 or

Completed consultation workshops

Industry Location Timing
Potato – processing Melbourne, VIC February 26, 2016
Potato – processing Melbourne, VIC May 6, 2016
Potato – processing Melbourne, VIC September 1, 2016
Potato – processing Melbourne, VIC October 12, 2016
Potato – processing Sydney, NSW March 6, 2017
Potato – processing Melbourne, VIC July 27, 2017
Potato – processing Sydney, NSW January 17 and 18, 2018
Potato – processing Melbourne, VIC June 26 and 27, 2018

Strategic Investment Advisory Panel


The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the processing potato industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the media release and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Panel members

Name Organisation Location

SIAP meetings and summaries

Meeting Number Date Location Summary

Find details on the Strategic Investment Plan at the bottom of this page.

Financial statements and summaries of project expenditure

Resources and downloads

Read articles on the processing potato industry


Contacts at Hort Innovation

Jane Wightman
Relationship Manager

T 07 3198 6752
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Industry Representative Body: Potato Processing Association Australia


Anne Ramsay
T 0400 368 448
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