PIRSA’s 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 () 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 (). The blueprint identifies emerging opportunities to improve the sustainable economic development of the industry.
Governance of south east forests
In the state’s south east, government plantations are leased by OneFortyOne Plantations Pty Ltd, who engages ForestrySA to manage the land.
As part of this lease, the 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 (OFO).
Industry DevelopmentPIRSA’s forestry division programs support industry development in partnership with other government agencies.
Find out more about our:
- South East Forestry Partnerships Program funding for industry
- Forest Health fact sheet series
- Research projects across the state
- Guidelines for plantation forestry in South Australia ( or )
Phone: (08) 8226 0995
9 Krummel Street
PO Box 2124
Mount Gambier SA 5290
Level 15, 25 Grenfell Street
GPO Box 1671
Adelaide SA 5001
Request for proposals for the Mid North forest regionThe State Government has taken the next step in the process of seeking options for the potential future use of land in the Mid North forests region.Read more about Request for proposals for the Mid North forest region
Next stage in Mid North Forest Strategy to commence in January 2016The next stage in determining the potential future use of land in the Mid North forests region will commence in January 2016.Read more about Next stage in Mid North Forest Strategy to commence in January 2016
Wide range of options proposed for Mid North ForestsHoney production, recreation and sport activities and nature-based tourism enterprises are some of the proposals put forward by the community for the Mid North Forests.Read more about Wide range of options proposed for Mid North Forests
Mid North forests Expression of Interest releasedThe State Government is seeking proposals for the potential future use of land in the Mid North forests region.Read more about Mid North forests Expression of Interest released
$7.1 million for South East forestry projectsSix forest and wood product projects in the state’s South East will share more than $7 million in funding allocated through the State Government’s South East Forestry Partnership Program (SEFPP).Read more about $7.1 million for South East forestry projects
Further replanting to take place at Bundaleer ForestThe State Government has announced approximately 150 hectares of the historic Bundaleer Forest, south of Jamestown, will be replanted to replace tree losses from bushfires in January 2013.Read more about Further replanting to take place at Bundaleer Forest
$7.1 million injection to support the SE forest and wood products industryPhase three of the $27 million South East Forestry Partnerships Program, which supports the development of innovative new products and technologies, is now open.Read more about $7.1 million injection to support the SE forest and wood products industry
Focus on management of SA's Mid North forests
The State Government will test the market for alternative uses for the state’s bushfire-ravaged Mid North Forests.
$4.5 million for SE forest industry projectsThe State Government will inject $4.5 million into the South East forestry industry to generate more investment and jobs.Read more about $4.5 million for SE forest industry projects
Mid North Forest Productivity Maps Now AvailableLand productivity maps of Bundaleer and Wirrabara forests have been released by the State Government to assist local communities in providing feedback on the future use of the forest areas burnt in recent fires.Read more about Mid North Forest Productivity Maps Now Available
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