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Department of State Growth

Past Native Forest Contractor Hardship Relief Program

Applications for the Past Native Forest Contractor Hardship Relief Program have now closed.

The Tasmanian Government implemented the Past Native Forest Contractor Hardship Relief Program in late 2015/early 2016 to provide assistance to former native forest contractors and sub-contractors who continued to suffer hardship as a result of the significant structural change over the last five years in the native forest industry.

This program targeted assistance to those former Gunns and Forestry Tasmania (now known as Sustainable Timbers Tasmania) contractors and sub-contractors who had been ineligible for previous industry exit programs and employee assistance programs.

Past Native Forest Contractor Hardship Relief Program Guidelines (PDF, 709.4 KB)

The outcome of the assessment process is as follows.

  • Applications assessed = 21
  • Eligible = 5
  • Ineligible = 16

Enquiries regarding the program can be directed to the Program Officer on 03 6166 4461.