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 to establish new plantations of radiata or maritime pine trees. Landholders can also opt to receive free high quality radiata pine seedlings instead of the $500 per hectare grant.

This initiative will help address a shortfall in plantation investment and demonstrates that the Government recognises the serious decline in plantation investment. This is a topic FIFWA addressed in the document WA Plantations – The Missing Piece of the Puzzle, and the action supports recommendations made by a recent Indufor report.

Read our media release and for more detail go to the FPC's information page.

 

 

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