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Forest Industry Advisory Council up and running

Tuesday 9 April 2019

The State Government is delivering on a key election commitment to forest industries and their communities by establishing the Forest Industry Advisory Council South Australia.


The Forestry Industry Advisory Council South Australia will provide advice direct to the State Government on ways to help further drive development of Forest Industries in South Australia.

Wendy Fennell is the Chair of the Council which will have its first meeting in Mount Gambier tomorrow.

Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone, who will attend the meeting, said he was excited to hear from the 11-member Council.

“The intellectual firepower of this group excites me; they are international, national and local leaders in their fields,” said Minister Whetstone.

“The group includes representatives from the full value chain from forest owners, forest managers, harvest and haulage, small timber manufacturers, large timber manufacturers, timber biomass to farm forestry.

“I know individual council members have strong strategic ideas on the future of this industry.

“What I’m most excited about is bringing this group together, with their combined knowledge of the full value chain, and the listening to their advice on ways to super-charge growth of the forest industries in South Australia.”

For further information on the Forest Industry Advisory Committee visit www.pir.sa.gov.au/forestry/forest_industry_advisory_council_of_sa

The Forest Industry Advisory Council members

  • Wendy Fennell (Chair), Managing Director, Fennell Forestry
  • Mark Rogers, Managing Director, New Forests
  • Laurie Hein, Managing Director, Green Triangle Forest Products
  • Jill Stone, Three Streams Farm
  • Ian McDonnell, Managing Director, NF McDonnell and Sons
  • Linda Sewell, Chief Executive Officer, OneFortyOne Plantations Pty Ltd
  • Ian Tyson, Chief Executive Officer, Timberlink Australia Ltd
  • Tammy Auld, Woodflow Manager, Timberlands Pacific
  • Martin Crevatin, National Operations Manager, PF Olsen Australia
  • Peter Badenoch, Managing Director, Plantation Treated Timber
  • Emma Daly, Executive Manager, Van Schaiks Bio Gro

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