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Nursery and Garden Industry Future Structure Committee Announced

Nursery and Garden Industry Australia Limited (NGIA) President, Mike Mehigan, announced at the recent National Conference in Adelaide the formation of a special committee to conduct a broad ranging review of the current structure of the NGI’s and make recommendations for the future.

A final report will likely be presented to the NGIA Board in November 2016.

The committee will be conducting a series of town hall type meetings during 2016 where they will be seeking member input.

The committee is made up of:

  • Gary Eyles, Chairman, NSW citrus tree grower
  • Glenn Fenton, Deputy Chairman, VIC Nationwide Trees
  • Gena Campbell, QLD Redcliffe Garden Centre
  • Carl Heyne, SA Heyne's Wholesale Nursery

The NGIFSC is required to:

  • Consult broadly with NGIA, State Associations and members.
  • Consider the structure of similar national and international not for profit organisations and what can be learnt from their experience.
  • Consider the financial implications of the current structure and make recommendations on financial efficiencies of any future structure.
  • Make recommendations on the future structure of the NGI and what constitutional changes will be required.
  • Consider the heritage issues associated with the current structure and how those matters can be preserved.
  • Not to consider any issues arising from the Nursery Industry Levy.
  • Whilst being aware of the potential of a wider “green” industry, this is not to be considered for the purposes of a future structure.