NSW Department of Primary Industries Strategic Plan

Our vision

NSW – A place where the skills of its people, management of its natural resources and the quality of its government services make it a globally attractive location to live, learn, work, invest and to produce goods and services.

Our purpose

To increase the capacity of primary industries and communities to drive economic growth across NSW.

Our values

Integrity-Trust-Service-Accountability

Act to enable job creation and opportunities for economic growth

Goal

Facilitate the creation of at least 150,000 new jobs by 2019, including 30,000 in regional NSW.

DPI Outcomes

  • Economic growth through innovation that improves resilience and boosts productivity

DPI Programs

  • Increase economic contribution from fishing and aquaculture
  • Increase productivity and innovation in agriculture
  • Increase market access and development
  • Optimise benefits from land and forests
  • Maximise productive use of water

Measures

  • 30% growth in value of NSW primary industries by 2020

Create a positive business environment

Goal

Support government decision-making for infrastructure, regulation and priorities with information about economic opportunities and challenges.

DPI Outcomes

  • Economic growth by ensuring sustainable use of and access to natural resources
  • Risks to community and industry confidence mitigated and managed

DPI Programs

  • Improve sustainable access to natural resources for commercial and recreational pursuits
  • Maintain sustainable access and use of aquatic resources
  • Maintain sustainable and equitable access to and use of water
  • Improve management of natural resources to underpin sustainable production of food and fibre
  • Mitigate and manage risks from use of land and water
  • Mitigate and manage food safety risks to community and industry
  • Protect the economy, environment and community from biosecurity risks
  • Increase capacity of the agricultural sector to respond to risks and adapt to change

Measures

30% growth in value of NSW primary industries by 2020

Engage and collaborate, facilitating mutually beneficial relationships

Goal

Reach out to industry, the community and other parts of government, to deepen understanding and strengthen collaboration.

DPI Outcomes

  • Productive partnerships with business, industry, research institutions and the community to accelerate opportunities and
    maximise benefits.

DPI Programs

  • Build and foster positive relationships with business, industry, government and community partners
  • Optimise research, education and capacity building
  • Harness modern technologies and integrated communication solutions to inform and engage stakeholders
  • Drive accountable and responsive communication approaches

Measures

  • Increased customer satisfaction
  • 20% increase in stakeholder satisfaction index

Foster an innovative, commercially focused and collaborative department

Goal

Be a responsive and engaged department driven by a culture of innovation and collaboration.

DPI Outcomes

  • Individuals are capable, engaged and accountable; empowered to collaborate, innovate and embrace change.

DPI Programs

  • Empower staff to lead, champion change and deliver outcomes
  • Create a culture that supports and encourages a positive and safe workforce
  • Optimise performance and professional development
  • Drive business excellence to support productivity and quality

Measures

  • > 65% employee engagement with improvement in agility and adaptability