On behalf of the Board I thank all members, Supporters and Partners for your support during this very challenging year and wish everyone the opportunity to get together over the Christmas break to relax and enjoy time with family and friends.
As 2020 draws to a close I wish to reflect on the unexpected challenges, and acknowledge the resilience shown by the industry during this year.
As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold early in the year and the forest industry was declared an essential service, the Network adjusted its activity to keep members supported, informed, and connected. We demonstrated flexibility and agility as we adjusted our services to communicate more frequently and worked closely with Government and other organisations to ensure information was timely, accurate and consistent.
The Network hosted the COVID-19 Communications Working Group and with eight other organisations released a four part video series to support mental health and wellbeing of workers across the forest industry in Tasmania. These were a timely and well received resource.