On Tuesday 5 December 2017 AUSVEG advised of their intent to request that the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources:
• increase the vegetable EPPR levy from zero per cent to a positive rate of 0.01 per cent of the value at the point of sale; and
• increase the fresh potato EPPR levy from zero cents per tonne to a positive rate of 10 cents per tonne at the point of sale.
If successfully increased it is intended that funds accrued by the EPPR levies will contribute to paying costs relating to TPP eradication activities, and a 12 month Transition to Management program.
Objection period – 29 January to 28 February 2018
Growers who wish to lodge an objection to the above increase to the EPPR levies can do so by contacting AUSVEG or the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources using the contact details below during the objection period.
Phone: (03) 9882 0277
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources – Levies
Phone: (02) 6272 2057