The Grant Agreement between the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and TFFPN signed 4th April 2019 established the Regional Forestry Hub Pilot in North-northwest Tasmania under the National Forestry Industry Plan.
The objective of the 3 year Agreement is to:
Support the capacity of the forest industry in north and northwest Tasmania to meet long term increases in demand for timber, by consulting extensively with stakeholders across the forest value chain to identify and progress industry and regional priorities to meet that demand
The North-Northwest Tasmania Regional Forestry Hub will work with the forest industry , regional stakeholders, federal, state and local government, other key stakeholders and the community to achieve the following outcomes:
- A stakeholder driven process, underpinned by an appropriate governance process, including a Steering Committee that will comprise members from across the whole forestry industry and be representative of the supply chain, forest resource sector and other key regional stakeholders.
- Consultation with industry, including a stakeholder Forum, to obtain agreement on the work priorities of the region as part for the Regional Hub Plan.
- Identified pathways for achieving the projects objectives through the development of a detailed implementation plan for each priority including next steps and budget.