Earlier this month over fifty industry, community and government stakeholders gathered at C3 Convention Centre in Hobart to discuss how to drive growth in the renewable timber and wood fibre industry in Southern Tasmania.
Senator the Hon Jonathan Duniam attended the Southern Forum, in support of the forestry sector, and he took the opportunity to emphasise the importance of the sector to Tasmania’s economy.
Tasmania’s sustainable forestry industry contributes around $1.2 billion to the Tasmanian economy and provides more than 5,700 direct and indirect jobs, many in regional areas.
The Southern Forum was the initial step in hearing from the industry and the community about their priorities in the South of the State.
Stakeholders were presented with a series of questions and activities designed to explore some of the challenges and opportunities in Southern Tasmania, including the key influences most likely to impact the future of forestry over the next 20 to 50 years; the benefits and outcomes that could be achieved by working collaboratively in the South for the Tasmanian community; and the current state of the forest industry in Southern Tasmania.
Download forum Consultation Summary HERE
Download forum Regional Priorities Summary HERE