Ahead of the NSW state election on 25 March 2023, the NSW Government caretaker period has commenced. Limited updates will be made to this website during this period.
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.
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 Dairy Action Plan Implementation Panel (DAPIP) consists of a mix of industry stakeholders and have responsibility for overseeing implementation of the Plan.
Mr Rob Cooper has been appointed as Chair of the DAPIP, with Mr Phil Ryan as Deputy Chair.
The Panel will work with industry groups and government agencies to drive delivery of the actions outlined in the plan, while monitoring and reporting on implementation over the next two years.
Rob Cooper (DAPIP Chair)
Sub Tropical Dairy, Dairy Bio, Dairy Feedbase
NSW Farmers, Dairy NSW, Dairy Up
NSW DPI, Dairy Up
NSW DPI, Dairy Up
Mid coast Dairy Advancement Group, East Aus Milk
Dairy Consultant, Dairy Moving Forward
University of Sydney, Dairy Up
SE Local Lands Services, Dairy Up
Norco Milk Cooperative
Scibus, East Aus Milk, Dairy Up
Paul van Wel
East Aus Milk
NSW Farmer Dairy Manager
Prior to the implementation panel, work was completed by the NSW Fresh Milk and Dairy Advocate, Ian Zandstra and the NSW Dairy Industry Advisory Panel.