Forest Products Commission

We are responsible for the sustainable management and development of Western Australia’s forest products industry, using plantation, sandalwood and native forest products on land owned or leased by the State.

Announcements

Media release

Native forestry workers transition packages start rolling out

Minister for Forestry Dave Kelly today announced that implementation of the packages for native forestry workers to assist them to transition to a new industry before native forest logging ends in Western Australia in 2024 has commenced.

What we do

We are responsible for the sustainable management and development of Western Australia’s forest products industry, using plantation, sandalwood and native forest products on land owned or leased by the State.

All our operations are undertaken in accordance with the Forest Management Plan 2014-2023 (FMP), which is prepared by the Conservation and Parks Commission (CPC) and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA). This plan protects all old-growth forest and balances the complex values of our forests, including biodiversity and healthy ecosystems, soil and water resources, and social, cultural and economic benefits.

The FPC is committed to assisting the forestry industry to support the employment of more than 6,000 Western Australians working in timber-related industries. These industries include forest management, harvesting, primary processing and manufacturing sectors.

Ministerial reporting

Page reviewed 21 September 2022