As many would be aware, the NSW Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and James Griffin MP for Manly and NSW Minister for Environment have announced plans to include wine bottles in the Container Deposit Scheme. It is estimated that this will come at an annual cost of $45 million to the NSW wine industry.
The NSW Wine President, Mark Bourne, and Executive Officer, Matthew Jessop, in partnership with Lee McLean from Australia Grape and Wine and the Director of Global Affairs from Treasury Wine Estate spent last week in NSW Parliament House meeting members of the NSW Government, cross-bench and opposition to advocate against this EPA proposal and tax on the wine industry.
NSW Wine is now urging all members to:
1. Download a producers information pack and key talking points: HERE
2. Attend your local EPA CDS Industry Engagement session. Click on the location to register your attendance:
15 November 2022 Griffith
17 November 2022 Albury
22 November 2022 Orange
24 November 2022 Queanbeyan
25 November 2022 Southern Highlands
28 November 2022 ONLINE
3. Send a letter to your local MP opposing adding wine bottles to the CDS. A letter template and list of MPs email addresses are HERE.
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