The Minister for Agriculture, Mr Barnaby Joyce, has declared Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA) Limited as the new industry services body for horticulture.
In a media release the HIA Chairman, Mr Selwyn Snell has noted that the statutory funding agreement has been signed and that the HIA constitution has been finalised. The new HIA Board of Directors, announced by the Minister for Agriculture in October, will meet in early December to set initial strategies for HIA.
John Lloyd CEO of HIA noted that establishing a grower registry of levy payers will be a key priority moving forward.
More information including copies of the HIA constitution can be found on the Horticulture Innovation Australia website here.