Growers urged to participate in HAL review


Growers are urged to give feedback on HAL
as part of an independent review.

Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) has commissioned ACIL Allen Consulting to conduct an independent review of HAL’s operations and model and the horticulture levy system.

The independent HAL review will provide recommendations on the future service delivery model for HAL and the horticulture levy system. For more information download the Terms of Reference.

ACIL Allen has released a consultation paper which outlines options for the future and questions that the review team want answered. ACIL Allen will seek feedback at stakeholder forums to be held around Australia (timetable below).

APAL Industry Services Manager Annie Farrow encourages growers to attend a session to provide direct levy payer feedback. APAL is preparing a submission. Submissions are due on 28 February 2014 and can be submitted via email to

Upcoming stakeholder forums (check for updates):

Forum Date Time Location
Mildura, VIC 5 Feb 10.00-12.00 Quality Hotel Mildura Grand, Seventh St, Mildura, VIC (Don’s Room)
Wagga Wagga, NSW 6 Feb 10.30-12.30 Charles Sturt University, Boorooma Street, North Wagga, NSW (CSU Convention Centre)
Adelaide, SA 11 Feb 10.30-12.30 University of Adelaide, Waite Campus, Waite Rd, Urrbrae, SA (Charles Hawker Conference Centre)
Melbourne, Vic 12 Feb 10.00-12.00 Costa Group Business Support Centre, 275 Robinsons Rd, Ravenhall, VIC
Bunbury, WA 17 Feb 12.30-14.30 Quality Hotel Lord Forrest, 20 Symmons Street, Bunbury, WA
Sydney, NSW 18 Feb 10.00-12.00 Horticulture Australia Limited, Level 7, 179 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, NSW (Limited to 50 people)*
Launceston, TAS 27 Feb 9.00-11.00 Clarion Hotel City Park Grand, 22 Tamar St, Launceston, TAS
Brisbane, QLD 27 Feb 9.00-11.00 Brisbane Markets Fresh Centre Sherwood Road, Rocklea



By |February 4th, 2014|Industry Issues|

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APAL is an industry representative body and not-for-profit membership organisation that supports Australia’s commercial apple and pear growers.