Legislative Council: Tuesday, November 15, 2022


Wine Industry

In reply to the Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) ().28 September 2022).

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries): I thank the honourable member for her questions and provide the following response:

Project 250

I am advised:

The South Australian government has a formal partnership with the South Australian Wine Industry Association, supported by a $1 million commitment over the next four years from July 2022 until June 2026.

This is the fourth version of a partnership to support the wine industry which was first signed back in 2010. Some guidelines for the current deed have been adjusted at the request of industry to reflect the current priorities including market development.

The industry and market development program includes a range of activities that will support business skills development and ongoing business improvement of South Australian winery businesses.

Project 250 will also support initiatives at a state or regional level that continue to improve the capability and capacity of the wine industry across a range of areas – from viticulture to customer service.

Wine Export Recovery and Expansion Program

I am advised that Project 250 is a separate partnership agreement and funding is not linked to the Wine Export Recovery and Expansion Program.

I am advised that the Department for Trade and Investment are responsible for delivering the Wine Export Recovery and Expansion Program.