Realising potential of our sustainable forests

Felix Ellis, Minister for Resources

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is the strongest supporter of our forestry sector and we are committed to its continued sustainable growth.

Our forestry industry delivers a wide range of renewable products which are essential to everyday life.

On Wednesday, I had the pleasure of attending the Tasmanian Forests and Forest Products Network’s Vision 2050: Realising Our Potential forum and dinner.

The forum centred around four key industry themes – Growth, Innovation, Investment and People – and saw the launch of the Network’s industry-led Diversity Action Plan 2022-2025.

The Tasmanian Government is committed to investing in the forestry industry’s people and that is why we have provided $300,000 towards implementing the Action Plan.

The Plan will help to attract more women and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to the industry.

There are so many opportunities in our diverse forest industry and the sector already supports more than 5,700 direct and indirect jobs, many of which are in our rural and regional communities.

I believe this Plan sets the industry in the right direction and shows why the forest industry should be an employer of choice.

I encourage all Tasmanians, no matter where they live and no matter what their background, to consider a career in forestry.

To read the Action Plan visit https://www.tffpn.com.au/

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