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 while communicating and integrating with other related industries. As the recognised Queensland industry support body for turf production the development of our Core Purpose was undertaken. 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.
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As an integrated industry with over 100 turf grass producers across the state covering 2725 ha (27 million acres) and providing a gross state product of in excess of $320 million GDP 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. The Associations agreed Core Purpose is to: