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Investment analysis

See how Nursery Fund investments are tracking against the industry’s Strategic Investment Plan


As seen on the Fund management page, investments specific to the Hort Innovation Nursery Fund are guided by the nursery Strategic Investment Plan (SIP). The SIP features priority outcome areas that have been identified and agreed upon by the industry, and Hort Innovation works to invest in R&D and marketing initiatives that are aligned to these.

In the below interactive chart, you can see the most up-to-date information on how project expenditure in the Nursery Fund is aligned to the SIP outcomes. This reflects project investment across the life of the SIP to date.

How investment expenditure aligns to Strategic Investment Plan outcomes

Click or hover over the chart below to learn more about Nursery Fund investment by SIP outcome

How specific projects align to Strategic Investment Plan outcomes

Click on the below panels to see which projects in the Nursery Fund align to which SIP outcomes. Because some projects address more than one SIP outcome, they may be listed more than once.

Increased demand and sales of green-life products by four per cent per annum plus CPI

Ongoing and completed investments

  • 202020 Vision: living network (NY16501)
  • Plant Life Balance – Bunnings activation (NY17518)
  • 202020 Vision: Goods line monitoring and evaluation research (NY13024)
  • Capacity Building Workshop for the 202020 (NY15007)
  • Extension of barriers to adoption of 202020 Vision goals (NY15008)
  • 202020 Vision: Training and capacity building program (NY16002)
  • 202020 Vision: Training and capacity building program (NY16009)
  • 202020 Vision: Various projects (NY16501 to NY16507)
  • Where should all the trees go? (NY17000)
  • 202020 Vision: Independent review (NY17004)
  • Metropolitan urban forestry (NY17005)
  • Plant Life Balance marketing campaign (NY17500)
  • Nursery industry marketing program (NY17519)
  • 202020 Vision: Five-stop national tour (NY18007)
  • Where should all the trees go? Investigating the impact of tree canopy cover on socio-economic status and wellbeing in LGSs (NY16005)
  • Healthy Homes index (NY16008)
  • 202020 Vision: Training and capacity-building program (NY16009)
  • Developing cost benefit analysis tools and business case methodology to promote the case for urban green space (GC15000)
  • Integrating plant life into building and infrastructure rating tools (NY16007)
  • Plant Life Balance trademark (NY17516)
  • Industry extension and development of Plant Life Balance (NY18005)
  • Alive & Thriving – Phase 1: Plant survival matrix (NY18009)

The Hort Innovation Nursery Fund contributed to other marketing-related projects and activities in this outcome. For information and updates on marketing visit the fund's grower pages.

Expenditure on projects classified as 'enabler' support the broader delivery of the industry’s project investments. Examples of enabler projects include annual reporting and monitoring and evaluation capacity.

More information

The Nursery Fund has a dedicated Industry Strategic Partner, details below, who would be more than happy to answer your questions or discuss in more detail the information presented on this page, investments in the Nursery Fund and how the investments align with the SIP.

Hort Innovation
Bradley Mills
Bradley Mills
Industry Strategic Partner
Contact details
0408 635 465 Send an email

Strategic Investment Plan

Read the Nursery Fund SIP