Structure & Governance Review

WHAT, WHY, HOW…and WHERE TO NOW?

What?

The Nursey & Garden Industry is a $2.29 billion dollar industry – at least. The Industry employs an estimated 23,000 people across the county. The Industry doesn’t just beautify the country with its 1.6 billion plants annually, although it does do that very well.

The Industry is the breeding ground for all of horticulture. It directly contributes to the fruit and vegetables we eat; the timber we build with; the shade we sit under; the oxygen we breath and much more.

The industry structure and governance review was a review of the NGI association structure in Australia to assess the needs of industry stakeholders and understand how well those needs are being met under the current industry structure.

Why?

The structure review was initiated after significant changes in the operating environment, which required the NGI association network to consider the priorities, responsibilities and resources of the structure. These were considered in an effort to reduce duplication, significantly improve network efficiency, reduce costs and improve member benefits.

How?

Since 2016, the network of organisations within the Nursery and Garden Industry in Australia has been reviewing the current federated structure. The enormous undertaking was fulfilled by Industry Members via two Committees. These Committees were supported by an independent chair, business and legal advisers as well as independently conducted research.

What does that mean? If you want more detail on the nitty gritty CLICK HERE

Where to now?

The two stages of review have supported the need to change to OUR FUTURE MODEL in order to:

  • provide greater value and improved services and resources for Members
  • reduce administrative burden across the network
  • improve organisational efficiency
  • address declining membership and
  • deliver opportunity for growth.

CLICK HERE for WHAT HOW…and WHERE TO NOW for Members