Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation
Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited (HIA Ltd) is a registered Australian Public Company under the Corporations Act 2001 and is the declared industry services body for the Australian horticulture industry under the Horticulture Marketing and Research and Development Services Act 2000 (the HMRDS Act). The declaration was made on 18 November 2014, with effect from 25 November 2014.
As a separate legal entity from the Commonwealth of Australia, the HIA Ltd Board is responsible for directing the company’s operations.
The HIA Ltd Board is accountable to levy payers through the Corporations Act and to the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources through the HMRDS Act. The HMRDS Act provides for a deed of agreement to determine conditions related to HIA Ltd’s role as a declared body. The current deed of agreement is the Deed of Agreement 2014-18 and a copy is available at Deed of Agreement 2014-18.
The Australian Government matches statutory and voluntary industry contributions paid to HIA Ltd for research and development, up to 0.5% of the gross value of production (GVP) of the horticultural industry (excluding the GVP for wine grapes). The 2015–16 forecast funding to HIA Ltd in Australia Government matched funds is expected to be $43.75 million.
Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation