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7The Independent Weekly
September 18 - 24, 2009
Burnside councillors and community
groups want to know if the planned
sale of Chelsea Cinema is legal.
At a meeting this week Cr Jim
Jacobsen asked council to abandon
the sale on "the basis it would not
be likely to legally succeed the legal
impediments placed in its way".
The motion failed with four
councillors voting in favour, six voting
against and two absent.
Cr Jacobsen argued that several
motions relating to the sale of the
heritage cinema should have been
declared invalid, based on legal advice
received by council. In July a motion
was voided by council after lawyers
said it hadn t been presented to a
meeting with enough notice to satisfy
Cr Jacobsen said the same logic could
be applied to three previous motions
concerning the sale of the Chelsea.
"Under these circumstances the
entire stack of cards of decision-
making will collapse. It would be
impossible for the council to continue
its attempts to sell the Chelsea," he
But councillors who voted to
continue the sale process despite these
concerns said the legal advice couldn t
be applied outside of the context in
which it was given.
"It s not fair that you extrapolate
one set of legal advice to another
situation," said Cr Joanne Howard as
she spoke against the motion.
Burnside Council administration
would not elaborate on the process of
making motions invalid.
The Save the Chelsea Cinema Action
Group also thinks there could be legal
questions around the sale process.
"We re concerned about the validity
of the set of decisions that are
currently in place," said spokesperson
Meanwhile, council has decided to
conduct a community impact study
to see how much fundraising money
community groups will lose through
the Chelsea sale, but the study is
unlikely to hold up the sale process.
-- Farrin Foster
in question Food for thought
Report calls for
to be put first
The days of outraged chefs
refusing to consider customer
demands could soon be over.
The 2008 Thinker in Residence
Andrew Fearne last week
released his final report on South
Australia s food and wine sector.
He recommends that the whole
industry be overhauled, with
the introduction of a "value
chain" system of business where
consumer demands are put first.
Value chains are already used
in manufacturing and have been
successful for food and wine
In a value chain system,
businesses work collaboratively.
Individual corporations involved
in the producing, altering and
selling of a product work together
to meet consumers demands.
Food Minister Paul Caica said
the recommendations would
benefit the entire food and wine
"Fearne has urged our food and
wine industries to collaborate and
share information to become more
consumer-driven and up-to-speed
with changes in their markets,"
Mr Fearne said it was an ideal
time to implement new thinking
as the SA food and wine sectors
were about to experience a drop
in prosperity because of market
"There aren t very many
industries where all people
involved are making a lot of
money. Everyone s beginning to
realise that can t last," he said.
Industry figures welcome Mr
Fearne s ideas. Jolleys Boathouse
head chef Tony Carroll said
responding to consumer demand
was the logical way to run a
business. "I offer things to my
customers and if they want it
those things will stay on the menu
and if they don t want it I ll stop
selling it," he said.
Most wine producers don t
have the opportunity to receive
direct customer feedback but SA
Wine Industry Association chief
executive Brian Smedley said the
value chain system would still be
"What this does is promote
the need for discussion. If we
applied this thinking properly it
would help us know that people
are falling out of love with a
particular style of wine before it
happened," he said.
A major difficulty of converting
to the value chain system
is convincing businesses to
prioritise customer needs, rather
than attempting to sell the most
readily available product.
The State Government is
working with the Department
of Primary Industries and
Resources of South Australia
(PIRSA) to implement the Fearne
recommendations. Mr Caica
said state, regional and national
value chain projects would
be undertaken, government
roundtables developed and
workforce training established.
However, Mr Fearne said
the system would work only if
businesses felt a need to change.
"I don t believe in trying to
force people to do anything. If you
present examples of success, then
people want to know how they can
become like them," he said.
One example Mr Fearne gives of
value chain thinking in action is
Richard Gunner s Fine Meats.
This SA business operates
through retail frontage under
the name Feast and runs a meat
wholesale business. CEO Richard
Gunner said his business had
grown exponentially because he
communicates with the people
to whom he sells. "We ve got a
sales manager on the road who s
speaking to people all the time and
we take the feedback we get over
the counter seriously," he said.
As a result, the company has
made changes such as re-sizing
cuts of meat to make its product
Mr Gunner will now work on
passing the communication about
customer needs all the way back to
primary producers to complete the
value chain system. He said most
of his producers were happy to
"Ninety per cent of farmers
want to hear how they ve actually
done rather than just hear
something to make them happy,"
Jolleys Boathouse head chef Tony Carroll (with apprentice Rupert Davies) applies value chain thinking: "If they don't want it
I'll stop selling it."
Photo: Kate Elmes
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