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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 11 Hansard (10 December) . . Page.. 3528 ..

The group combined in order to develop a full service film and multimedia production facility. The combination of the various businesses and experience of the principals helped to open new territory for creative art based productions. The vision of the group is to develop a local film production industry so as to nurture local talent and take advantage of local commercial opportunities that otherwise would go to interstate businesses.

(b) The proposal was to establish a consortium of companies initially termed the ACT Region Wine and Food Supply Chain and subsequently registered as a company called Fresh Supply Solutions Pty Ltd trading as The ACT Wine Industry Network. Mr Dominic Commisso was contracted to undertake a feasibility study of the concept, conduct an economic impact study and assist with the group's establishment as a registered company. While the study was of the view that the concept had benefit, the consortium has not continued.

(c) Mr Tony Commisso was contracted to act as a facilitator for the establishment of an ACT Wine Industry User Group, to develop a brief for a Business Plan for the group to promote the ACT wine industry, to structure training seminars for the wine industry and provide marketing and promotion of the user group's activities within the Region as well as commission promotional material for the wine industry. The Business Plan is now being used to assist with the development of the ACT Wine Industry Strategy being undertaken by the Office of Business Development and Tourism.

(3) The Graphic Elements consultancy was contracted to design and print promotional material for the ACT Wine Industry Network. These brochures were used by the Network at the NT Expo in June this year.

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