Primary Industries
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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.
Forestry in South Australia brochure (PDF 1.0 MB)

Industry policy statement

The South Australian Forest and Wood Products Industry Policy Statement (PDF 56.6 KB) 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 (PDF 3.0 MB). 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 Development

PIRSA’s forestry division programs support industry development in partnership with other government agencies.

Find out more about our:


PIRSA Forestry
Phone: (08) 8226 0299

Mount Gambier
9 Krummel Street
PO Box 2124
Mount Gambier SA 5290

Level 15, 25 Grenfell Street
GPO Box 1671
Adelaide SA 5001
Page Last Reviewed: 17 Sep 2014

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