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Wine Producers’ Committee

Wine Producers FFS Notice for 2017 Vintage

APC Wine Producers’ Committee – Fee for Service Return, 2017 Vintage

Payment due by 29 September 2017

The APC[1] Wine Producers’ Committee is now in its second year of operation with the Fee for Service (FFS) for the 2017 vintage due for payment. 

The Agricultural Produce (Wine Industry) Regulations 2016 (the regulations) require a wine producer[2] to pay such charges as are set by the Commission[3] under the Act.

Below is an APC Wine Producers’ Committee:

·         FFS return form[4].  An excel version of the form can also be downloaded from the APC website (apcwa.org.au), or requested from the Commission at apcadmin@agric.wa.gov.au.  Due to the variety of charges applicable, it is highly recommended that the form is completed using excel, rather than as a hard copy manual return.  This return form must be completed for the 2017 vintage for any wine grapes processed.

·         FFS Contract Winemaking[5] return form.  This is to be completed by any processing facility which has processed on behalf of a producer.

·         FFS ‘Nil’ return form.  This is to be completed if you did not process any wine grapes in the 2017 vintage.  If you did not process in the 2017 vintage please provide the further information required so that we can identify whether you will be processing in future years.

·         FFS rate charge table for the 2017 vintage by GI location with explanatory notes. 

You are only required to complete the forms which are relevant to you.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call us at the APC.  We value all feedback and comments as this will help us to improve our service to you.

If you have only received this notice in hard copy (via post) and would like an electronic copy / form please contact us with your email details.

We can be contacted on: Ingrid Behr – APCManager@agric.wa.gov.au, 9368 3127, Jennifer Tiong / Kristy Hansen – APCadmin@agric.wa.gov.au, 9368 3465, 9368 3734.

 

[1] Agricultural Produce Commission Act 1988, sec 12(1)

[2] Agricultural Produce (Wine Industry) Regulations 2016 clause 1 – r3 – Wine producer means a person

(a)     Who is the owner of wine grapes when they are received at a processing facility; and

(b)     Whose business is or includes the production of wine from those wine grapes.

Processing facility means a facility where wine grapes are processed in a wine making process.

Wine making process has the meaning given in the Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999 (Commonwealth) Schedule 26

[3] Agricultural Produce (Wine Industry) Regulations 2016 – r7 – Payment of charges

[4] Agricultural Produce (Wine Industry) Regulations 2016 – r8 – Returns by producers

[5] Agricultural Produce (Wine Industry) Regulations 2016 – r9 – Returns by operators of processing facilities


APC Wine Producers Committee Established


The APC Wine Producers’ Committee was established in December 2015. There are 10 members on the Committee with all wine regions of WA represented.

The Committee works with all Western Australian Regional Wine Associations and the State Association to provide services on behalf of Western Australian Wine Producers’. The fee for service charge is collected from all wine producers annually after vintage.

The wine industry requires a united, sustainable and influential voice and the APC Wine Committee, working with all State and Regional Wine Associations provides a model to enable the Western Australian Wine Industry to prosper.

The Wine Producers’ Committee represents all West Australian wine regions and with the security of funding will be able to instigate longer term programs to bring about positive change and growth for West Australian Wine Producers.

One already identified goal will be to increase recognition of Western Australian fine wine regions as some of the best, most distinctive, pure, and pristine in the world.

The Chairperson of the Committee; Mr Jeff Burch of Howard Park and MadFish Wines said “We have an exciting future with wine in Western Australia, where we have a wonderful product, produced in a clean green environment that is increasingly appreciated internationally. This development will enable the WA Wine Industry to work together to take that message to the international market place. Every bottle of WA Wine sold outside of WA is a postcard from Western Australia.”

Anyone wanting to know more can contact the Committee chairperson, Jeff Burch on 0418 384 558, or the Commission directly through Ingrid Behr, 9368 3127, APCManager@agric.wa.gov.au

The Wine Producers’ Committee looks forward to working with producers, Regional Associations and Wines of WA to create a sustainably profitable future for our industry.


Services undertaken by the Committee


Services delivered by the committee are provided through either the state association Wines of Western Australia (WOWA), or the regional wine associations.

Some activities include:

  • Support for marketing events
  • Development of strategic plans for GI locations
  • Innovation, RD&E and Biosecurity

A report on Committee activities will be found in the APC Annual Report.

Committee Membership

10 members have been appointed to the Committee, representing the wine GI locations of Western Australia. All efforts are made to achieve a balanced Committee with representation from all GI locations in WA, as well as members possessing experience in a range of areas.


  • Name | Term of Appointment | Email / Mobile
  • Chairperson
    Jeff Burch | Jan 2016-May 2019 | jeffb@hpw.com.au 0418 384 558
  • Nigel Gallop | Jan 2016-May 2019 |
  • Nial Twigger | Jan 2016-May 2019 |  
  • Kim Tyrer | Jan 2016-May 2019 |  
  • John Sprigg | Jan 2016-May 2019 |   
  • Catherine Howard | Jan 2016-May 2019 |   
  • David Atkinson | Jan 2016-May 2019 |   
  • Jim Campell Clause | >Jan 2016-May 2019 |   
  • Jeff Dewar | Jan 2016-May 2019 |   
  • Monica Radomiljac | Jan 2016-May 2019 |   
  • Committee EO
    Larry Jorgensen | | ceo@winewa.asn.au 0448 884 161
  •  

Committee

Committee members are appointed for a three year period with terms (usually) commencing in June and ending in May of the relevant year. Members may apply for re-appointment once their period of tenure has expired.
When positions becomes vacant the Commission calls for applications from growers who might be interested in applying for membership on the Committee. This is done by placing advertisements in statewide newspapers, on the APC website and in relevant industry newsletters. Should you have an interest in applying, please contact the Commission at, APCManager@agric.wa.gov.au, and your name will be placed on a register of interested persons.

Functions

The Committee is enabled to provide services (a) to (m) as listed in Section 12.1 of the APC Act 1988.

Should you have any suggestions or feedback please contact the Committee EO, Larry Jorgensen at ceo@winewa.asn.au

Fee for Service

The FFS is paid by wine producers (a person who is the owner of the wine grapes when they are received at a processing facility and whose business is or includes the production of wine from those wine grapes).

The FFS charge is a two tier charge with funds going to

  • the state association, Wines of Western Australia (WOWA) which provides services relevant to all producers and GI locations
  • the the regional association for the GI location in which the wine grapes were grown which provides services relevant to that particular location.

The APC Wine FFS return form must be used to remit the FFS.

The FFS must be remitted by 31 July following the end of the financial year in which the grapes were processed.

The regulations for the collection of the wine Fee for Service charge are contained in the Agricultural Produce (Wine Industry) Regulations 2016

 

 

APC Wine Producers' Committee Fee for Service Charge Rates with effect from 31 July 2017

 

 

 

Tonnage Range General Services Base Rate General Services Volume Rate  Blackwood Base Rate   Geographe Base Rate   Geographe Volume Rate   Great Southern Base Rate   Great Southern Volume Rate   Margaret River Base Rate   Margaret River Volume Rate   Peel Base Rate  Perth Hills Base Rate  Perth Hills Volume Rate   Wine Industry Southern Forests Base Rate   Wine Industry Southern Forests Volume Rate   Swan Volume Rate 
0-5 $100 $0.0000 $140.00 $200.00 $0.0000 $100.00 $0.0000 $130.00 $0.0000 $125.00 $0.00 $10.00 $150.00 $1.10 $1.00
5-10 $225 $0.0000 $140.00 $250.00 $0.0000 $225.00 $0.0000 $293.00 $0.0000 $125.00 $0.00 $10.00 $150.00 $1.10 $1.00
11-29 $225.00 $13.1579 $140.00 $250.00 $3.9474 $225.00 $13.8889 $292.50 $17.1100 $125.00 $0.00 $10.00 $150.00 $1.10 $1.00
30-49 $475.00 $11.8750 $140.00 $350.00 $1.3158 $475.00 $11.8421 $617.50 $15.4400 $125.00 $0.00 $10.00 $150.00 $1.10 $1.00
50-99 $712.00 $7.6000 $140.00 $400.00 $0.4016 $700.00 $1.0204 $926.25 $9.8800 $125.00 $0.00 $10.00 $150.00 $1.10 $1.00
100-199 $1,092.50 $5.7000 $140.00 $400.00 $0.4016 $750.00 $0.5050 $1420.25 $7.4100 $125.00 $0.00 $10.00 $150.00 $1.10 $1.00
200-299 $1,662.50 $4.2750 $140.00 $500.00 $0.2145 $800.00 $0.5051 $2161.25 $5.5600 $125.00 $0.00 $10.00 $150.00 $1.10 $1.00
300-499 $2,090.00 $3.8000 $140.00 $500.00 $0.2146 $850.00 $0.7537 $2717.00 $4.9400 $125.00 $0.00 $10.00 $150.00 $1.10 $1.00
500-749 $1,850.00 $1.9000 $140.00 $500.00 $0.2146 $1,000.00 $0.4016 $3705.00 $2.4700 $125.00 $0.00 $10.00 $150.00 $1.10 $1.00
750-999 $3,325.00 $1.5200 $140.00 $500.00 $0.2146 $1,100.00 $1.6064 $4322.50 $1.9800 $125.00 $0.00 $10.00 $150.00 $1.10 $1.00
 1000-1999  $3,705.00 $1.0450 $140.00 $650.00 $0.0500 $1,500.00 $0.5005 $4816.50 $1.3600 $125.00 $0.00 $10.00 $150.00 $1.10 $1.00
 2000-3999  $4,750.00 $0.9500 $140.00 $650.00 $0.0500 $2,000.00 $0.5003 $6175.00 $1.2400 $125.00 $0.00 $10.00 $150.00 $1.10 $1.00
 4000-5999  $6,650.00 $0.7125 $140.00 $800.00 $0.0334 $3,000.00 $0.5003 $8645.00 $0.9300 $125.00 $0.00 $10.00 $150.00 $1.10 $1.00
 6000-9999  $8,075.00 $0.3563 $140.00 $800.00 $0.0334 $4,000.00 $0.2501 $0.00 $0.4600 $125.00 $0.00 $10.00 $150.00 $1.10 $1.00
 10000+  $9,500.00 $0.0000 $140.00 $1,000.00 $0.0000 $5,000.00 $0.0000 $0.00 $0.0000 $125.00 $0.00 $10.00 $150.00 $1.10 $1.00
 

Explanatory Notes

  • The total charge is made up of a charge for general services plus a charge for the relevant GI location.

  • For a GI location the FFS charge is calculated on the total tonnes for that location.

  • For General/State services the FFS charge is calculated on the total overall tonnes.

  • Wine Industry Southern Forest consists of Pemberton and Manjimup.

  • Charges can consist of a

    • base plus volume rate or

    • a base rate only or

    • a volume rate only.

  • For the General/State, Geographe, Great Southern and Margaret River the calculation is

    • base rate plus number of tonnes processed deducted from starting (lowest) amount in tonnage range.  For example:  13 tonnes from Geographe would be $250 (base rate), plus result arrived at by deducting the number of tonnes processed from lowest in applied tonnage range (11-29) therefore 13 less11 = 2, therefore 2 * $3.9474 (volume rate for tonnage range).  Total = $257.89.

  • The Wine Industry Southern Forests calculation is a base rate, plus no of tonnes multiplied by volume rate.  For example 13 tonnes from WISF would be $150 (base rate) plus 13 (tonnes) *$1.10 (volume rate).  Total = $164.30.

  • Blackwood and Peel apply a base rate only. 13 tonnes from Blackwood would = $140 (base rate for 11 – 29 range).

  • Swan and Perth Hills apply a volume rate only – for Perth Hills 13 tonnes would = 13 *$10(volume rate for range) = 130.

When completing the FFS return form calculations are automatically made for you.

 

 

APC Wine Producers' Committee - Budgets 2017/18

 


  • BLACKWOOD VALLEY | Expenditure |  Expected FFS Charge Income
                                                                     
  • - || 2,240  
  • Blackwood Valley Marketing Events (Country Music Festival, Taste of Blackwood, Wine Show, Blues at Bridgetown) | 2016 |
  • APC Administration Charge | 224 |
  • TOTAL     |  2,240|      2,240 
  • Predicted Balance at EOFY | -|
  •  

  • GEOGRAPHE WINE INDUSTRY  | Expenditure |  Expected FFS Charge Income
                                                                     
  • - || 16,500 
  • Wine Show coordination |5,200 |
  • Website Management for Wine Show | 3,200 |
  • 2016 Geographe Wine Show Software Implementation| 1,700 |
  • Development of regional map and video promotion tools  | 3,450 |
  • Redevelopment of artwork for road signs in accordance with new branding | 1,300 |
  • APC Administration Charge | 1,650 |
  • TOTAL | 16,500  |   16,500
  • Predicted Balance at EOFY | -|
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  • GREAT SOUTHERN WINE PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION| Expenditure |  Expected FFS Charge Income
                                                                     
  • - || 45,000
  • Grower communication and consultation |6,500 |
  • International Marketing  | 16,000 |
  • Domestic Marketing| 18,000 |
  • APC Administration Charge | 4,500 |
  • TOTAL | 45,000  |    45,000  
  • Predicted Balance at EOFY |-|
  •  

 


 

  • MARGARET RIVER WINE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION| Expenditure | Expected FFS Charge
    Income
  • - || 223,203 
  • Brand and Engagement  |  |

  • Brand Development - MR Wine Brand Marketing Plan |24,500 |

  • Consumer / Stakeholder Communications |27,500 |

  • Member & Industry Engagement |6,500 |

  • International Market Development |6,500 |

  • 50th Anniversary Events Domestic |6,500 |

  • MR Wine Show |6,500 |

  • Cabernet Challenge |6,500 |

  • Landscape and Community  |  |

  • Environmental Stewardship & Sustainablity |6,500 |

  • Partnership and Key Relationships  |  |

  • Brand Protection & Representation |6,500 |

  • State & Federal Industry Body Relationships |6,500 |

  • Allied Agency Relationship Building |6,500 |

  • TOTAL | 223,203    |        223,203

  • Predicted Balance at EOFY |-|

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  • PEEL WINE ASSOCIATION | Expenditure | Expected FFS Charge
    Income
  • - ||1,822
  • Menu printing and production  |550|

  • Marketing Plan  |590|

  • Marketing Events  |500|

  • APC Administration Charge | 182 |
  • TOTAL | 1,822    |    1,822
  • Predicted Balance at EOFY |- |
  •  

  • PERTH HILLS  | Expenditure | Expected FFS Charge
    Income
  •  - || 5,222 
  • Website | 900 |
  • Regional Brochure /Map  | 1,800 |

  • Networking Sessions  | 1,001 |

  • Technical Workshops  |1,000|

  • APC Administration Charge | 522 |
  • TOTAL 5,222   | 5,222
  • Predicted Balance at EOFY | -|
  •  

 


  • WINE INDUSTRY SOUTHERN FORESTS | Expenditure | Expected FFS Charge
    Income
  •  - || 10,670 
  • Website / Apps (Pemberton)  | 1,300 |

  • Workshops and training | 720|

  • Timber Towns Wine Show | 1,010|

  • Advertising and promotion  | 2,130|

  • Brand development  | 830|

  • Regional Events - Support  | 2,310|

  • Marketing tools | 1,300|

  • APC Administration Charge | 1,067 |
  • TOTAL | 10,677   | 10,670
  • Predicted Balance at EOFY | 3|
  •  

 

  • SWAN VALLEY AND REGIONAL ASSOCIATION | Expenditure | Expected FFS Charge
    Income
  •  - || 4,473
  • Strategic Review / Plan | 1,165 |

  • Marketing Plan | 1,165 |

  • Marketing Events | 1,670 |

  • APC Administration Charge | 447 |
  • TOTAL | 4,447 | 4,4473
  • Predicted Balance at EOFY | 26|
  •  

 

  • WINES OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA | Expenditure | Expected FFS Charge
    Income
  •  - || 336,187
  • Industry Structure & Development | 60,00 |

  • Market Development & Consumer Interaction | 45,00 |

  • RDE&E and Technical | 10,000|

  • Legislation, Regulation, Biosecurity & Social Responsibility | 185,000 |

  • APC Administration Charge | 33,619 |
  • TOTAL | 333,619 | 336,187
  • Predicted Balance at EOFY | 2,568|
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