The Levy System



How the Levy works

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Vegetable Levy investment under HIA transition
Potato Levy investment under HIA transition

 



Grower ownership: Vegetable Levy investment under HIA transition

Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)’s transition to a grower-owned  Research and Development Corporation (RDC) for Australia’s $9 billion horticulture industry will result in some changes to the system for levy expenditure.

Under the new RDC, levy funding will be split into two pools.

Pool 1

Collected from the National Vegetable Levy, matched by the Australian Government and invested into commodity-specific R&D.

Pool 2

These funds will be collected from co-investors and matched with Australian Government funds that are not spent matching levy funds.

Projects from both pools are considered, investigated and tendered by HIA, through an advisory mechanism, procurement process and consultation with industry. This process will involve both growers and industry representatives. The process has been developed by HIA as an interim advisory mechanism to deliver the effective and efficient investment of each levy dollar.

The benefits of projects from both pools then flow on to Australian vegetable growers – the levy payers.


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Levy investment under Horticulture Innovation Australia transition

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Grower ownership: Potato Levy investment under HIA transition

Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)’s transition to a grower-owned  Research and Development Corporation (RDC) for Australia’s $9 billion horticulture industry will result in some changes to the system for levy expenditure.

Under the new RDC, levy funding will be split into two pools. Separate advisory mechanisms will exist for investment of potato grower and potato processor levy funds.

Pool 1

Collected from the National Potato Levies, matched by the Australian Government and invested into commodity-specific R&D.

Pool 2

These funds will be collected from co-investors plus excess capital budgeted by the Australian Government that is not spent matching levy payments.

Projects from both pools are considered, investigated and tendered by HIA, through an advisory mechanism, procurement process and consultation with industry. This process will involve both growers and industry representatives. The process has been developed by HIA as an interim advisory mechanism to deliver the effective and efficient investment of each levy dollar.

The benefits of projects from both pools then flow on to Australian potato growers and processors – the levy payers.


Download this flyer:

Levy investment under Horticulture Innovation Australia transition

Click the image above for a larger version.

Click the image above for a larger version.