Native timber advisory panel

Why establish the native timber advisory panel?

As part of its action plan, the government has announced a number of immediate decisions. However, there is still work to do on the policies that support a long-term sustainable future for the industry.

The government has committed to establishing a native timber industry advisory panel responsible for overseeing and making plans for the future.

Views are wide-ranging about native forestry, and the panel will likely include representation from a cross section of stakeholders to ensure that these views are heard and fully understood. The approach allows for open engagement, and provides real opportunities for input into the policy development process.

The native timber advisory panel’s role

The panel’s role is to provide advice to government on policy options and implications in moving towards a sustainable future for the native timber industry. It will consider native forestry on State-owned and privately-owned land, conservation outcomes, economic impacts and opportunities for regional communities.

How will the panel be established?

The native timber advisory panel will be established in 2020.

The panel will have an independent chair, and panel members agreed by the Premier; Deputy Premier; the Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries; the Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy; the Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts.