Forest and Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA) is a not-for-profit company that provides national, integrated research and development services to the Australian forest and wood products industry.
We are committed to helping the forest and wood products industry to be collaborative, innovative, sustainable and competitive against other industries and products available in the marketplace.
Supporting innovation and sustainability
We support research and development that promotes internationally competitive and environmentally sustainable practices. We promote activities that enhance employment opportunities and contribute to growing Australia’s reputation as an innovative producer of high-quality forest and wood products.
Directed by our members and constitution
Our mandate is determined by our members, who comprise wood processors, forest growers, and Australian importers of forest products. We operate within the rules and laws set by our Constitution, the Corporations Act of 2001 (Cth), and a Statutory Funding Agreement (SFA) with the Australian Government. We have a Board of eight Directors and our head office is in Melbourne.
That forest and wood products are the preferred, sustainable material that meets the market needs.
To work with stakeholders to identify and deliver collaborative programs that improve the competitiveness, and market and community acceptance, of forest and wood products.