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About Us

The Queensland Turf Producers Association (QTPA) now trading as Turf Queensland, commenced in March 2001 and believed it was timely to represent the growing professional industry of turf production in this state. In so doing a Strategic Development Plan was undertaken to support, in a sustainable professional manner, the growth of turf production as an intensive agriculture sector across Queensland. As the recognised Queensland industry support body for turf production the development of our Core Purpose was undertaken (see below). As is the case with all industry associations the development of member benefits was paramount and addressing the various issues identified by members through the inclusive research of the strategic plan has provided considerable direction for the executive of the Association.

As an integrated industry with over 130 turf grass producers across the state covering 1700 ha and providing a gross state product of $160 million per annum it is critical that we work alongside other related stakeholders, sponsors, research institutions and our members to continue the growth in professionalism and awareness of this key industry supplier to our main pillar industries.

CORE PURPOSE:

  • Develop awareness of the turf production industries professionalism and quality of product.
  • Develop the appropriate an independent accreditation and certification process for the industry.
  • Promote the use of best practice in the production of turf grass and maintain best practice environmental values in balance and harmony with turf production.
  • Ensure quality, appropriate career path and skills training program is established.
  • Develop a fully integrated long-term sustainable industry.
  • Undertake identified research and innovation programmes where necessary.
  • Undertake the appropriate promotion and marketing of the industry through regular industry on farm workshops and publications.

 

 

 

Queensland and Australia turf production industry at a glance (2013)

QUEENSLAND

State Annual GDP

$180m per annum

Turf produced in Queensland

22,000,000 square metres

Total Employees

1,100 FTE

Total turf farms (Queensland)

130

There are four (4) main commercially available warm season turf grass varieties (and over 20 different species) grown in Queensland to suit the diversity of state conditions – Buffalo, Couch, Kikuyu, Zoysia.

State Annual GDP

$160m per annum (Qld Treasury)

Turf produced in Queensland

17,000,000 square metres

Total Employees

1,000 FTE

Total turf farms (Queensland)

130

There are four (4) main commercially available warm season turf grass varieties (and over 20 species) grown in Queensland to suit the diversity of state conditions – Buffalo, Couch, Kikuyu, Zoysia

AUSTRALIA

Turf produced Australia wide

41 million square metres

National GDP

$280m per annum

Average rate sold

$7 per metre

Registered levy payers

236

TURF GRASS FACTS:

  •  There is more cultivated and managed natural turf grass grown in Australia than any other crop.
  •  There is 440 million ha of native and manage turf grass compared to 149 million ha of trees and forests in Australia supporting Carbon Sequestration.
  •  Natural turf grass is a proven soil, sediment and nutrient environmental filter and reduces and controls soil erosion

 

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THE KEY MARKETS – the turf industry in Queensland is a key supply chain to the major pillar industries:

  • building and construction
  • sport and recreation
  • tourism
  • health
  • environment – clean water and erosion control

BOARD MEMBERS 2014 – 2015

President – Anthony Heilig, GoTurf

Vice President – Melissa Denney, Harden Park Lawns

Treasurer/Secretary – Greg Banff, Golden Finch Lawns

Board Member – Ross Boyle, Rosemount Turf

Board Member – John Keleher, Australian Lawn Concepts

Board Member – Hugo Struss, Tinamba Turf

Board Member – Emma Burstall, Turfbiz

Board Member – Mick Newton, Bayturf Gladstone

Board Member – Scott Tramacchi, Sunset Turf

 

 

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