NY00020 - Development of Retail Garden Centres –Tasmania

This report has been compiled to comment on the activities, results and achievements of approximately three years of retailed centre development within the Tasmanian Nursery and Garden Industry. The Tasmanian Garden Centre Development Officer project commenced on the 1st October 2000. The part time role of the GCDO in this project has provided opportunities for development of garden centre retailing in Tasmania, and achieved a diverse range of positive outcome for the nursery and garden industry in Tasmania. A cornerstone of the project has been the provision of assistance to retail garden centres in respect to training, support and technology transfer. This addresses a number of long standing deficiencies within the industry.