The Environment

Nursery & Garden Industry (NGI) Policies

NGI Environmental Sustainability Position - This document demonstrates NGIA's commitment to environmental sustainability, the appropriate management of the association and its operations, the engagement of businesses in principles and applications of sustainability and the engagement of and collaboration with the broader community.

NGI Climate Change and Variability Policy Position - This document outlines how the Australian nursery and garden industry will play a lead role in managing the effects of climate change and variability in our urban natural environments. It also outlines how governments and authorities can assist in this regard.

NGI Quarantine and Biosecurity Policy Position - This document demonstrates how the Australian nursery and garden industry participates in the biosecurity continuum and outlines how governments and authorities can assist in this regard.

Myrtle Rust Management Plan 2012 - This plan provides a detailed framework for growers and retailers to apply on-site for the management of Myrtle Rust on ALL plants from the Myrtaceae family.

NGI Invasive Plants Position - This document sets out the the nursery and garden industry's commitment to helping the community tackle the issue of invasive plants. It also outlines how governments and authorities can assist in this regard.

NGI Water Policy - Few industries are more affected by water policies implemented by government and water authorities than the nursery and garden industry. Having been particularly hard hit in recent years, the industry has finalised its own water policy.

Green Marketing and the Trade Practices Act - Guidelines produced by the ACCC to educate businesses about their obligations under the Trade Practices Act in terms of using green' claims as a marketing tool.

  • The Grow Me Instead Program

    Grow Me Instead (GMI) is an initiative of the Nursery and Garden Industry Australia (NGIA) promoting a positive change in the attitude of both industry and consumers toward invasive plants.

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  • Cooling our Planet

    The Nursery & Garden Industry NSW & ACT [NGINA] is the peak body for Amenity Horticulture. NGINA represents the interests of an industry with sales of around $2 billion per annum and employing over 16,000 people. NGINA can assist residents of NSW to reduce energy consumption, thereby reducing pollution and adapting to the impacts of global climate change.

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  • Be Wise About Water

    You can still have a beautiful garden while being wise and efficient about water use. Read more at Wise About Water.

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