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Department of State Growth

Strategic Growth Plan

A key role of the Ministerial Advisory Council on Forestry (MAC) is to advise the Minister on opportunities for sustainable growth of Tasmania’s forest industry, including development of a strategic forest industry growth plan.

MAC presented a Strategic Growth Plan for the Tasmanian Forests, Fine Timber and Wood Fibre Industry (the plan) to the Tasmanian Government.

The plan was developed by MAC to provide direction to enhance employment and profitability in Tasmania’s forest sector. The elements of the plan are consistent with the 2016 recommendations of the National Forest Industry Advisory Council, made to the Australian Government to enhance the industry nationally.

Strategies have been developed to support the eight core elements included in the plan and these elements are:

  • industry representation and collaboration
  • meeting community expectations
  • Tasmania’s wood and wood fibre resource
  • research, innovation and extension
  • encouraging investment
  • essential public infrastructure
  • market development and strategic Marketing
  • skills retention and development.

Strategic Growth Plan – Tasmanian Government’s response

The Minister for Resources provided a formal response on behalf of the Tasmanian Government, to the plan’s recommendations as part of the Tasmanian Government’s 2017-18 budget process.