Tasmania’s forest and forest products industry is dynamic,highly diversified, and has been one of the central drivers of the Tasmanian economy since the state was settled. It is constantly evolving to meet market, environmental and community expectations.
The decentralised nature of the industry over time has meant that sectoral interests have been represented, but there has not been a cohesive network of industry participants and supporters to act as a central point to represent the many shared views, concerns and expectations of those sectors or those employed across the value chain.
In 2017, following extensive industry consultation through the Department of State Growth, the Government recognised this and offered unencumbered seed funding to enable the establishment of the Tasmanian Forest and Forest Products Network. (TFFPN) . The TFFPN was formed to represent all sectors of the industry on matters of common interest
TFFPN will play a leadership role for the industry into the future as the social, economic and environmental conditions change rapidly, including increased demand for wood and wood fibre products worldwide, and community expectations demand sustainability of our forestry resources.