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Hort Innovation is in the process of developing a new Strategic Plan, which will be launched in mid-2019 and replace the current plan.

Stakeholder consultation is an integral part of the development process, providing interested stakeholders with the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas on how Hort Innovation invests levies on behalf of the sector.

This consultation is separate to that undertaken for the individual levy fund Strategy Investment Plans (SIPs) that were created during the last two years, and for the SIPs that will be developed in the future.

Key questions

The ideas being sought from stakeholders have been structured around four key questions:

  • What are the most important priorities for Hort Innovation?
  • What are the top goals for Hort Innovation?
  • What are Hort Innovation’s strengths?
  • What are Hort Innovation’s obstacles?

Share your ideas at a strategy consultation workshop

To share your ideas, you’re encouraged to attend one of the strategy consultation workshops being held across the country early this year.

Levy payers and interested stakeholders alike will have the opportunity to learn more about how Hort Innovation currently works to invest levy funds, and to freely discuss their views and ideas on how this can be done better in the future to meet the needs and priorities of the sector.

The outcomes of these workshops will be integrated into the development of the new organisational Strategic Plan.

The schedule of workshops commences in January in NSW, with locations and dates as follows:

Orange, NSW – 29 January
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Griffith, NSW – 4 February
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Western Sydney, NSW – 6 February
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Coffs Harbour, NSW – 7 February
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More dates and locations will be announced soon – check for one in your region here.

Online input

If you can’t make it in person to one of the regional workshops, you can also share your ideas via the online portal here.

There are no restrictions on the number of submissions you make via the online form; you’re welcome to revisit the portal again if you would like to add more of your thoughts or ideas.

It’s your levy, so have your say and help shape the future of how Australian horticulture levies are invested.