Forestry’s plan for the future to benefit South West

The South West forest and wood products industry stands to benefit from the support of the Morrison Government’s new National Forest Industries Plan – ‘Growing a Better Australia’.

Member for Forrest Nola Marino said the plan will underpin growth in the renewable timber and wood-fibre industry, will provide the vision and certainty for sustainable forestry industries, and support the industries as long-term growth engines for the South West.

“This plan will give the South West the opportunities it needs to help better prepare for future challenges and opportunities,” Mrs Marino said.

“The plan will help our renewable timber and wood-fibre industry stay innovative which is why I’m working to have the South West identified as a Regional Forestry Hub”

“$20 million has been allocated to help implement the National Forestry Industry Plan”

A key theme which continually came up during consultation was Australia will need to plant a billion new trees over the next decade to meet demand in 2050, predominantly sawlogs for building and construction.

“This Government has listened and is helping to put the forest industry in a strong position to continue to grow” Mrs Marino said.

The National Forestry Industry Plan – Growing a better Australia is available at agriculture.gov.au/forestry