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Hort Innovation has released the 2018-2023 Independent Review of Performance (IRP) and its Company Response.

The IRP happens every five years and is required by the company’s Deed of Agreement with the Australian Government. It assesses performance and makes recommendations to help shape future effort and effectiveness.

The review was undertaken by GHD Pty Ltd, with feedback gained from growers, Hort Innovation members, fund advisory panel members, peak industry bodies, delivery partners and other horticulture supply chain participants.

The report acknowledges the change and transformation agenda embarked upon by Hort Innovation over the previuos 18 months and recommends that this continue. It identifies areas to further strengthen operations and outcomes, including better stakeholder engagement in future work; embedding collaboration and transparency in processes; identifying and implementing cross-industry collaboration to reduce duplication and drive efficiencies in levy payer and Government funding.

The Independent Review of Performance Report (both Full report and Executive Summary), and the Company Response, can be accessed on the Hort Innovation website here, along with documents relating to the previous Independent Review of Performance in 2017.