About Us


Forest Industries Federation WA is the industry association group representing the companies making up WA's timber industry.

Our core function is to negotiate with government on behalf of the industry and to represent the industry to the media and public.

Scroll down to read more about the timber industry in WA and to access the links to the source material for our infographic.

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Australian Bureau of Statistics 2017, Value of agricultural commodities produced Australia, 2015-16 cat. no. 7503.0. http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/7503.02015-16?OpenDocument

Clean Energy Finance Corporation 2015. The Australian bioenergy and energy from waste market: A market report by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation. https://www.cefc.com.au/media/107567/the-australian-bioenergy-and-energy-from-waste-market-cefc-market-report.pdf

Department of Biodiversity, Conservations and Attractions n.d, Beekeeping on crown land in Western Australia. https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/plants-and-animals/animals/beekeeping-on-crown-land-in-western-australia

Forests Department 1947. 1947 Report. Government Printer, Perth.

Forest Products Commission WA n.d., South west native forests. http://www.fpc.wa.gov.au/forest-management/forests-timber-production/south-west-native-forests

Government of Western Australia Department of Water 2012, Water quality protection note 121: Plantations in public water source areas. https://www.water.wa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/4097/104031.pdf

Montréal Process Implementation Group for Australia and National Forest Inventory Steering Committee 2013, Australia’s State of the Forests Report 2013, ABARES, Canberra http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/forestsaustralia/Documents/prelims-web2.pdf

Planet Ark 2016, Make it wood. http://makeitwood.org/

 Robertson, JR 1956. A History of the Timber Industry of Western Australia, B.A. Hons thesis, University of Western Australia

 Schirmer, J, Mylek, M, Magnusson, A, Yabsley, B & Morison, J 2017, Socio-economic impacts of the forest industry Western Australia. Forest and Wood Products Australia. http://www.fwpa.com.au/images/WA_Report_Dec2017_Final.pdf

 Simon-Lewis, A 2017, From seeds to skyscrapers, these wooden towers are eating CO2. http://www.wired.co.uk/article/wooden-tower-blocks-carbon-environment

 Trails WA 2018, Trail types. http://trailswa.com.au/trails/trail-types/

 Various authors 2011, ‘Special issue: FORESTCHECK’, Australian Forestry, vol.74, no. 4. pp. 239-360 https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tfor20/74/4



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