NSW Dairy Industry Action Plan

The NSW Dairy Industry Action Plan was developed by the Fresh Milk and Dairy Advocate, Mr Ian Zandstra and the NSW Dairy Industry Advisory Panel.

The NSW Government is committed to supporting the dairy industry in this state and responding to and delivering the ambition of the Action Plan. Both industry and government will play a role in implementing the Action Plan.

The Action Plan makes 28 recommendations across the themes of Research, Development and Extension, Confidence, Skills and Business Resilience and Stronger Futures. The NSW Government has responded to each of the recommendations.

Dairy Action Plan Implementation Panel

The Action Plan recommends establishing an implementation panel to coordinate delivery and report on the actions progress.

The NSW Government is creating a Dairy Action Plan Implementation Panel (DAPIP) as a priority. DAPIP will consist of a mix of industry stakeholders and have responsibility for overseeing implementation of the Plan.

Expressions of Interest for a Chair

In support of this the Government is also seeking Expressions of Interest for the Chair of the DAPIP, to drive the implementation of the NSW Dairy Industry Action Plan.

This Chair will have a sound understanding of the challenges and opportunities in our primary industries, and an ability to lead discussion and achieve consensus within the industry.

Key tasks will include:

  • Chairing the NSW Dairy Industry Action Plan Implementation Panel to deliver its tasks, including:
    • Developing an implementation plan for the NSW Dairy Industry Action Plan
    • Driving implementation to deliver the NSW Dairy Industry Action Plan.
  • Advising the Minister for Agriculture of industry perspectives on the delivery of key NSW Government initiatives to support the dairy industry and on issues and opportunities for the industry.

The following skills and experience will be considered in selecting the Chair:

  • Ability to lead constructive discussions and provide objective and impartial advice.
  • Capacity to chair and achieve consensus with a diverse stakeholder group.
  • An understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the NSW primary industries.

Here are draft Terms of Reference (DOCX, 23.41 KB) for the DAPIP to help inform Expressions of Interest. These will be finalised once the Chair and DAPIP are appointed.

The specific terms of appointment will be agreed with the successful candidate.

Expressions of Interest can be submitted by 26 November 2021 via email to agri.policycoordination@dpi.nsw.gov.au