We are only six months into 2015 and the 202020 Vision has grown from an initial great idea to a hive of activity. We have put together a detailed update for NGIA members below on the work that we are doing to increase and improve green space by 20% by 2020. CLICK HERE TO VIEW
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The 202020 Vision has launched a national plan to see a 20% increase in currently declining urban green space by 2020.
Crowd-sourced from a brain trust of 500 cross-sector greening experts, The 202020 Vision Plan showcases some of the most innovative, proven, scalable and replicable solutions needed to create meaningful and lasting change to green our cities.
Download The 202020 Vision Plan here.
From October 2013 to January 2014 Biosecurity SA led a public consultation process for at third batch of proposed changes to declarations under the Natural Resources Management Act. In the batch of 50 plants being considered, 24 new plants have been proposed for declaration in South Australia. The Nursery and Garden Industry SA (NGISA) made a submission to Biosecurity SA seeking confirmation that Asparagus aethiopicus Myersii, sold as “foxtail fern” will be exempted from the proposed new declarations of Asparagus aethiopicus, and that Cenchrus advena was not included in the proposed new declaration of Cenchrus setaceus “fountain grass”. Biosecurity SA has confirmed these two exemptions from the proposed declarations. NGISA has also worked closely with Biosecurity SA on identifying sterile cultivars of gazania subject to Plant Breeders Rights in Australia, to be exempt from the proposed declaration of gazania. More
NGIA wishes to advise that Robert Prince has resigned his position as CEO effective 30 June 2015.
Robert initially joined the Association in December 2006 as the Technical and Environment Policy Manager and assumed the role of CEO in May 2008. Whilst I am disappointed that Robert has decided to step down as CEO he leaves the Association in a much stronger position to tackle the challenges ahead than when he assumed the role. The legacy that he leaves the industry in the form of 202020 Vision is colossal and I hope that he can be persuaded to continue his involvement with the campaign in some way. More
The new Nursery & Garden Industry Australia (NGIA) Board was elected at the Annual General Meeting held in Sydney on Tuesday 25 November 2014
The election of two NGIA Board members from Tasmania, and South Australia was confirmed at the NGIA Annual General Meeting. Officers for 2014-2015 were elected at the Board meeting on Wednesday 26 November.
The 202020 Vision has won the Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture (AILA) NSW President’s Award for 2014 to recognise the contribution the initiative has made to the issues at the core of Landscape Architecture.
The award to the 202020 Vision, which is not awarded every year, was chosen by AILA NSW President, James Grant, who said, “Public spaces, streets and parks are our life support systems for our cities. 202020 Vision is a fantastic initiative that brings awareness of and promotes the critical role of public domain and open space in creating living places, which is what landscape architecture is all about.”
A number of 202020 Vision partners also won across design, planning and research categories including:
Elke Landscape Architect and Consulting Arborist
A copy of the AILA Media Release can be found here: 2014 AILA NSW Media Release Awards
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