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 [link to page]. 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).
PIRSA’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 ()
Phone: (08) 8226 0299
9 Krummel Street
PO Box 2124
Mount Gambier SA 5290
Level 15, 25 Grenfell Street
GPO Box 1671
Adelaide SA 5001
$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
Focus on management of SA’s Mid North forestsThe State Government will test the market for alternative uses for the state’s bushfire-ravaged Mid North Forests.Read more
$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
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
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