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9/12/2014

AGWA releases discussion paper for five-year strategic plan

The Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA) today released a paper to stimulate discussion with grape and wine levy payers ahead of developing AGWA’s ‘Strategic Plan 2015–2020’.

Brian Walsh, AGWA chair, said Australia had the resources and capability to be recognised internationally as the world’s pre-eminent wine producing country.

“We believe our two strategic priorities should be to increase demand and the premium paid for Australian wine and to increase the sector’s competitiveness,” he said.

“We look forward to hearing from levy payers and I encourage them to make their views known to either their peak representative organisations — Wine Grape Growers Australia (WGGA) and Winemakers’ Federation of Australia (WFA) — or to their state or regional association as we’ll be consulting directly with these bodies.”

AGWA are accepting written feedback submissions on the discussion paper from today until 20 February 2015 with consultation meetings across Australia to run from early February until late March.

The five-year Strategic Plan will be submitted to the Minister for Agriculture by 30 April 2015.

The discussion paper, details for submitting feedback and the consultation meeting schedule can be viewed on the AGWA website—click here.

 

 


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