Stakeholder engagement

The Forest Products Commission (FPC) understands that effective stakeholder engagement is crucial to achieving our strategic and operational objectives.

We are committed to building constructive relationships with all our stakeholders and are continuously improving our planning, processes, and engagement efforts to reflect our Stakeholder Engagement Strategy

The FPC’s Stakeholder Engagement Strategy outlines our goals, commitments and sets out the process by which the FPC plans and adapts our engagement to build stakeholder confidence, ensure stakeholder inclusivity and deliver value to benefit stakeholders.

Stakeholder engagement

Our stakeholders

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The FPC has identified 13 stakeholder groups (listed below). These groups represent individuals, groups and organisations with interests in, or who may be affected by the FPC’s activities.

FPC stakeholders
Our stakeholders

To keep stakeholders informed and raise public awareness of the forest industry and FPC’s operations, we use a variety of methods including (but not limited to):

  • Face to face meetings / phone / email
  • FPC website information and news
  • Social media updates
  • Informing, consulting, and collaborating with other agencies and individuals including DBCA, DFES, Local Governments, Community Groups, Landowners, Aboriginal groups, Forest users, Industry partners and many others
  • Sharing information via community newspapers and newsletter publications
  • Providing accurate and prompt information to the media
  • Events participation
  • Working with local organisations to support projects and initiatives which provide lasting benefits to regional areas through our Community Support Program
  • Partnering Forest Learning to support students, teachers, and the public
  • Publications

Engaging with us

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The FPC is committed to meaningful engagement with stakeholders to ensure stakeholder views, needs and expectations are considered. We are committed to adapting our engagement as part of this process and aim to:

  • Actively seek to understand our stakeholders and acknowledge varying opinions, local knowledge, and expertise. Where stakeholder expectations differ, we will endeavor to find an appropriate balance.
  • Provide multiple avenues for stakeholders to provide their feedback whether positive or negative.
  • Respond to concerns, feedback, and complaints a timely manner.
  • Identify and pursue opportunities for collaboration and mutually beneficial relationships.
  • Build ongoing positive relationships with our stakeholders in a proactive and constructive manner.
  • Ensure that information is communicated clearly and effectively.
     

Get involved and have your say

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The FPC welcomes stakeholder input into our forest operations and practices at any time. Input can relate to a broad range of activities.
The following are ways in which you can provide input:

  • Annual timber harvest plans
    Every year the FPC releases information of the native forest coupes which are planned to be harvested in full or in part during the forthcoming year under the Forest Management Plan 2014-2023. If you have feedback or concerns for any of the coupes listed on our current harvest plan or want to find out more about future harvesting operations, register your interest.
  • Karri forest management plan
    The FPC has developed a management plan for the karri forests to meet the requirements of the Forest Stewardship Council’s® (FSC®) Controlled Wood Standard (FSC-STD-30-010; FSC-C120630) and the associated FSC Australia’s High Conservation Values (HCV) evaluation framework. FPC sources timber from pure and mixed karri forest, which is available for harvesting under the Forest Management Plan 2014-2023. We encourage you to read our plan and provide comments and feedback.
  • Feedback
    Let us know how we can improve our practices and performance. Your feedback is always welcome and important to us. We will endeavor to respond to your feedback, concern or complaint in a timely manner.

In all cases where consultation occurs, we strive to treat stakeholders fairly and with respect.
 

Register your interest

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Do you have an interest in an area, region, or forestry related topic?

To register your area of interest, either complete our Stakeholder registration form, phone our head office on 61 8 9363 4600 or contact our Community Engagement Leader.
 

Page reviewed 24 September 2020