On Thursday 22 August Nursery and Garden Industry Victoria were pleased to host the Victorian Government’s Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Agriculture and Minister for Resources, the Hon. Jaclyn Symes MLC, and key executives from Agriculture Victoria on a tour of NGIV member businesses.

The tour was arranged to give Minister Symes the opportunity to understand NGIV members involvement in the Victorian horticulture supply chain in further assisting the Andrews Government to recognise that with targeted public investment and support, horticulture in its broadest sense can improve the health and well-being of all Victorians, drive further economic development, boost tourism and create the green infrastructure Victoria needs to remain liveable and resilient.

The engagement was part of NGIV’s ongoing advocacy and engagement strategy with key government decision makers.

We remain very grateful for Minister Symes time and interest during her busy schedule to spend the day meeting members and understanding more about the opportunities that exists for this great sector within Victoria and indeed, across Australia.