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Regional Extension Managers

Regional Extension Managers operate in six horticulture regions, capturing 94 per cent of horticultural activity in Australia by employment and production value

The Regional Extension Managers work with existing extension providers, industry and potential future co-investment partners to amplify the outcomes of research and development levy investments.

The role of the Managers is varied, but with a sole focus on delivering results that can be directly applied to horticulture businesses. They leverage available industry data and intel to guide their activities and priorities.

They are listed below for each region and always keen for a chat. You can also read more about their backgrounds and careers in extension in their profiles here.

If you can't get straight through, it’s easy to book a phone call at a time that suits you by using the email links below.

Northern Australia

North Australia from Broome through to Darwin and Tropical Queensland; extending down to Rockhampton.

Regional Extension Manager:
Sarah Strutt
Phone: 07 3016 5498
Mobile: 0427 147 964
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East Coast, including Rockhampton, through to Bellingen; captures key regions of Bundaberg, Lockyer Valley and
Northern Rivers.

Regional Extension Manager:
Olive Hood
Phone: 07 3016 5420
Mobile: 0428 255 506
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Bellingen through to Sydney basin, NSW south coast, central west NSW, Riverina and Shepparton.

Regional Extension Manager:
Adrian Englefield
Phone: 02 8295 2350
Mobile: 0427 143 709
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Southern Australia

Gippsland, Yarra Valley and Tasmania.

Regional Extension Manager:
Jason Hingston
Phone: ‪03 9516 9720
Mobile: 0429 793 496
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Western Australia

Extending from Carnarvon down through to Albany, including production around the Perth metro region.

Regional Extension Manager:
Bronwyn Walsh
Mobile: 0427 694 863
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Calling for your feedback on the draft Regional Extension Plans 2022-2026

Hort Innovation Regional Extension Managers are seeking feedback from horticulture industry participants on each growing region's Regional Extension Strategy 2022-26. This is an opportunity to shape extension activities in your region to ensure amplification and practice change from Hort Innovation levy fund investments.

View the draft strategies and provide your feedback here.