Tasmania Forestry Hub Update

The Hub had its first Steering Committee meeting for the year this month where it progressed key strategic projects and priorities identified during its strategy workshop in December 2020. During the strategy workshop the Committee aligned on its key strategic priorities in light of the Hub moving from the strategic assessment phase to the implementation planning phase.

The Hub’s major focus is now prioritising and progressing the key opportunities and recommendations identified in the assessment reports in light of the National Forest Industries Plan, and starting to plan for implementation.

The Hub was established as part of the Commonwealth Government’s National Forest Industries Plan – Growing a Better Australia – A Billion Trees for Jobs and Growth, which is focussed on driving a billion new trees in forestry plantations to meet Australia’s future needs for wood and fibre in the next decade.