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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 new infographic.

Download your own copy here, which will allow you to zoom in or print out.

FIFWA Infographic page 1_Please print A3 size
FIFWA Infographic page 2_Please print A3 size

 

Sources:

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

 

 

What’s New?

  • 3rd April 2018 – Welcome farm forestry boost

    At the Leschenault Timber Industry Club's World Forestry Day dinner (read our report here), Forestry Minister Dave Kelly announced the FPC Farm Forestry Assist program. The program offers eligible landholders $500 per hectare...

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  • 3rd April 2018 – Video launch

    FIFWA staff and members recently joined about 90 guests as they gathered at the Leschenault Timber Industry Club's World Forestry Day Dinner at the Parade Hotel in Bunbury. The theme of the...

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  • 23rd March 2018 – Regional timber jobs

    Busy and exciting times here at the FIFWA office. Another media release out today as we welcome Minister Kelly's commitments to regional timber jobs. The WA timber industry generates around 6000 jobs in...

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