Forestry strategy supports green, clean industry
WAFCN and Industry welcome’s the Softwood Industry Strategy for Western Australia.
Liberal National Government investing $21 million to expand softwood plantations in the South-West. Softwood Industry Strategy focused on supporting regional communities.
Forestry Minister Mia Davies has launched a Softwood Industry Strategy for Western Australia, which will provide ongoing job security, supply continuity for the building and construction sectors and sustainability of the State’s forest estate.
Ms Davies said the strategy was underpinned by a $21 million investment in expanding the softwood estate and the establishment of manufacturing and processing hubs in the South-West.
“The strategy will double the annual investment in planting on State Government and private land around manufacturing and processing hubs in regional WA, which will strengthen industry development and improve productivity,” she said.
“Up to 10,000 hectares of softwood will be planted by the Forest Products Commission to expand our softwood estate over the next five years, the equivalent of two trees for every one harvested, or 2.7 million pine seedlings annually.”
Reference: Media Statements WA