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QTPA Member Alert |‘Staying In the Green’ North Queensland Workshops Announced

‘Staying In the Green’ North Queensland Workshops and Webinars

Turf Australia, in conjunction with Turf Queensland, are promoting a new program for turf growers. The aim is to build profitable turf businesses through a better understanding of production costs. Here in Queensland members will know this program as the “Turf Cost Calculator.”

Turf growers can participate in workshops, either face to face or on line via a webinar, to learn how to use a cost of production calculator. They can use provided support materials to calculate numbers for their own individual business, backed up by telephone support.  

Workshops and webinars will commence in April 2014 and run through till the program concludes in May 2015.  Limited 1:1 support is also available.  

The webinars are convenient as you can sit in the comfort of your own home office to learn, and still have the ability to ask questions as you go. You can even revisit the information later. Please advise if you would like to be included in the webinars. If convenient.

If you would like the answer to questions such as:

  •   What price do I need to sell my turf for so that I can make a profit?
  •   Where can I reduce my business costs?
  •   Which varieties will give me the best return?
  •   What is the minimum amount I should charge for delivering turf?
  •   How much do I need to charge for installing turf?

‘Staying in the Green’ is funded by Horticulture Australia Limited using the turf levy and matched funds from the Australian Government, can help.

If you would like to be profitable, competitive and remain in the industry for the long term contact Jim Vaughan on ph: 0407 131025 or email to find out how to become involved.  

Workshop times and dates:

·         Cairns  – Monday 19th of May at DAFFQ, 21 Redden Street, Cairns

·         Townsville  – Wednesday 21st of May at the Metropole Hotel (81 Palmer Street)

·         Mackay – Friday 23rd of May at the Government offices at 30 Tennyson Street (2nd Floor NPWS conference room)


This project has been funded by HAL using the turf levy and matched funds from the Australian Government


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