Posted by LNA Master Landscapers Association
on 16 February 2016
The LNA would like to take this opportunity to provide all our members and stakeholders with a brief snapshot of some of the many achievements made by the LNA in 2015.
2015 saw the LNA grow to its largest membership ever with an increase of over 20% to its existing membership. An increase in the membership has allowed the LNA to deliver benefits to members like never before, including the provision of exciting new resources, including a new website platform and information hub for all things landscaping. New resources will continue to be rolled out through 2016.
New Category of Membership
The Annual General Meeting hosted in September at the LNA Head Office was an overwhelming success and a positive step for the future of the LNA. Attendees witnessed the induction of the largest ever number of Board Members in the history of the LNA and voted in a new category of membership of 'Landscape Maintenance' to be activated in early 2016.
The Corporate Partnership Program was implemented in June this year and has seen the LNA already secure a host of corporate partners that contribute to the new Membership Rewards Program offering a host of exclusive discounts to LNA members, as well as access to quality goods and services. Stay posted for more announcements of reward benefits in 2016.
Throughout 2015 the LNA was able to host, along with a range of new and old members, a series of workshops to continue the professional training and development of LNA members. 2015 saw the highest attendance of
members at LNA workshops with feedback showing these workshops were hugely successful, unique and provided a huge range of networking opportunities and benefits for attendees.
Behind the scenes this year, the LNA have been working hard to assist the AgriFoods Skills Council to include all landscape and horticulture qualifications on the 2015 Skills List. Inclusion on the Skills List means that the cost to students of gaining the qualification is subsidised.The LNA also provided advice during the drafting and consultation phase of the review of all Horticulture qualifications (including all landscape qualifications) by providing invaluable feedback to the AgriFoods Skills Council. This has resulted in the initial acceptance of a dedicated landscape pathway from Certificate II to Diploma level.
In summary, the LNA has had an extremely busy and successful year. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the members and stakeholders associated with the LNA and we look forward to sharing even more achievements and experiences with you in 2016.
To read to full LNA 2015 Annual Report click here