The Central Coast Primary Industries Centre (CCPIC) is NSW Department of Primary Industries Centre of Excellence for Market Access and Greenhouse Horticulture and has been in the service for over 100 years. The site is colocated with the Ourimbah campus of the University of Newcastle, with a further 78 hectares at Somersby Field station. CCPIC is a research institute with world-class, purpose-built laboratories and a greenhouses complex which support R&D of NSW Agriculture and Biosecurity & Food Safety. In addition to the research, community and/or compliance programs of Fisheries, Water, Game Licensing Unit, Local Land Services, and Natural Resources Access Regulator are also located onsite.
The Institute develops and implements science-based technologies and production systems for horticultural crops. Many research and development opportunities exist to maintain horticulture as Australia’s fastest growing primary industry. These include enhancing export market access, developing new export supply chain opportunities, mitigating food safety risks, developing innovative products, reducing industry reliance on pesticides and improving environmental performance.
The institute was first established in 1912 as the Narara Viticulture Nursery and has since undergone a range of name changes as its purpose evolved.
The Institute develops and implements science-based technologies and production systems for horticultural crops.
The Institute has a range of research, education, farming and community resources.
Located between Sydney and Newcastle on the sunny Central Coast, the institute experiences a mild climate year round.
North Loop Road
Phone: (02) 4348 1900
International: +61 2 4348 1900
Fax: (02) 4348 1910