The LNA recently made a submission to the consultation paper: Determining the strategic investment prioirities for the Australian Horticultural Industry. Within this submission we supported both submissions made by Turf Australia and NGIA.
Extract from our submission:
We asked that LNA as the key representative body be a representative participant in the determination, provision and delivery of programs and initiatives that will promote the horticultural lifestyle industry in general.
Landscape professionals are integral to the delivery of horticultural stock to the consumer both residential and commercial. The advent of new technologies including specialist infrastructure re-vegetation, green roofs, green walls, edible gardens and environmental management and sustainability principles embedded in the regulatory controls means landscaping has a presence in the increasingly diverse market segments for horticultural produce. The anticipated increase in new and refurbishment works for residential single and multi unit dwellings and civil construction is where we see major growth in our industry over the next 3-5 years. This is especially so as the mining industry winds back and the focus on domestic consumption occurs.
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