Forestry

The Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) Forestry division enables the growth of South Australia’s forestry and wood products industries.

We work with businesses and the community to promote the future of the forestry and wood products industry in South Australia and seeks new opportunities for development.

Working together our aim is to:

  • increase the economic value of the forest and wood products industry
  • strengthen the industry’s contribution to the community
  • enhance the industry’s contribution to the environment.

Industry policy statement

The South Australian Forest and Wood Products Industry Policy Statement (PDF 56.6 KB) reaffirms the South Australian Government’s commitment to the management of our plantation forests for all South Australians.

It is a key first step in implementing recommendations from the Blueprint for the Future South Australian Forest and Wood Products Industry 2014 to 2040 (PDF 2.9 MB). The blueprint identifies emerging opportunities to improve the sustainable economic development of the industry.

Governance of Green Triangle forests (South East)

In the state’s Green Triangle, State Government plantations are leased by OneFortyOne Plantations.

As part of this lease, the State Government has set a number of conditions to ensure the interests of the community and the forestry industry are conserved.

PIRSA oversees compliance of these conditions to deliver confidence to government and community that contractual obligations are being upheld by OneFortyOne Plantations.

An independent audit assessment on the State Government’s Plantation Lease Agreement (PLA) with OneFortyOne Plantations, conducted in 2019 has found the company to be compliant. The audit, the first undertaken since OneFortyOne’s purchase of the harvesting rights to the state’s Green Triangle plantation in 2012 was conducted by BDO Advisory (SA), in partnership with specialist forest sector advisory firm Indufor.

Independent audit of OneFortyOne’s plantation lease agreement – media release

Assurance Report (PDF 226.8 KB)

Detailed Findings Report (PDF 603.8 KB)

Industry Development

PIRSA’s forestry division programs support industry development in partnership with other government agencies.

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Contact

PIRSA Forestry
Email: pirsa.forestry@sa.gov.au

Mount Gambier
9 Krummel Street
PO Box 2124
Mount Gambier SA 5290

Page Last Reviewed: 21 Sep 2020

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