Industry Structure Review

Nursery and Garden Industry Australia Limited (NGIA) President, Mike Mehigan, announced at the National Conference in Adelaide 2016 the formation of an independent committee to conduct a broad ranging, whole of industry review of the current structure of the nursery and garden industry in Australia.

The aim of the review is to determine the most effective and cost efficient structure for the industry and for the committee to make recommendations for the future.

The structure review committee is made up of industry members

  • Gary Eyles, Chairman from New South Wales’ AT Eyles and Sons
  • Glenn Fenton, Deputy Chairman from Victoria’s Nationwide Trees
  • Gena Campbell of Queensland’s Redcliffe Garden Centre
  • Carl Heyne of South Australia’s Heyne's Wholesale Nursery.
A meeting of the NGIA Board, State/Territory NGI Presidents and State/Territory CEO’s was conducted at the National Conference in February 2016. The review committee attended for part of this meeting to discuss their approach to the review. The National and State/Territory Association representatives supported the structure review and the approach being taken by the review committee.

The Industry Structure Review Committee is an independent committee. Terms of reference for the review have been developed by the review committee and are available here for download.

The cost of the review is to be met by NGIA with in-kind support to be provided by the State/Territory NGI Associations for organising meetings and providing communications.

You can contact the committee via email at