Advocacy and Policy Development
NGINA actively represents the interests of the green industry employers in legislative and regulatory affairs.
Our goal is to advocate the industrys unique interests before government with integrity and competence, providing our members with a favourable legislative and regulatory environment in which green industry growers, distribution and retail firms, and landscape professionals can prosper.
Whether the issue involves your businesss need for a legal, reliable labour supply, access to critical agricultural programs, or legislation that would affect the day-to-day operation of your green industry business, the NGINA ensures that the return on your membership investment is the promotion and safeguarding of the business that you have worked hard to build.
Policy Platform - Green Industry Priorities
Repeal or scale back anti-business laws and regulations and demand greater scrutiny of the impact of new regulations.
Encourage investment in plants and the managed landscape. Plants and landscapes purify air and water, reduce energy consumption, add to property values, and improve quality of life. NGINA support NGIA who are pushing for research to better quantify benefits of plants and managed landscapes, and for greater public and private sector landscape investments.
Ensure a stable, reliable, and affordable workforce. NGINA have made submissions to two committees on education in the sector to ensure that the Government continues to support investment in training initiatives for our industry and that the school curriculum gives students the understanding and basic tools that will enable them to consider our industry as a career choice.
Tools for the future. The research initiatives funded through the pot levy, tools and resources to attain nursery certification, a continued push for nursery registration are some of the ways NGINA are focused on creating a green future for the original green industry.