Increasing Resource Availability and Reducing Risk

Increasing Resource Availability and Reducing Risk

This program aims to increase the availability of wood fibre to support an expanding market and associated manufacturing capacity.

Increased resource availability is most likely to come from improved productivity and utilisation of the existing plantation and government-owned native forest estate. There are opportunities to expand production forests through greenfield plantations, especially in conjunction with the farm sector, and to expand the privately-owned native forests under management.

Research that is focused on improved genetics for existing and potential commercial species, better site selection, management inputs and practices, and the commercial and social operating environments can help increase the productivity of the current estate, improve integration with other land-uses, and reduce the impediments to an expanded estate.

Our acknowledgment

In the spirit of reconciliation, Forest & Wood Products Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia, and we acknowledge their connection to the land and their custodianship of Country and forests. We pay our respect to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Our acknowledgment