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    Queensland Sustainable Timber Industry Framework

    The Queensland Government is committed to a sustainable forest and timber industry which secures regional jobs and protects our unique biodiversity now and into the future.

    On 26 June 2024, the Queensland Government released the terms of reference for a new Queensland Sustainable Timber Industry Framework.

    The Framework will be developed in partnership with stakeholders by mid-2025. It will present a 30-year plan to grow jobs, protect forest values and balance the many ways Queensland’s forest estate is used.

    Six priority areas will guide actions and initiatives under the Framework:

    1. Securing sustainable timber supply
    2. Adding value to forest and timber supply chains
    3. Realising the potential for forest-related markets for industry, landholders and the environment
    4. A future forest workforce and strong timber industry
    5. Growing Queensland’s protected area estate
    6. Fostering First Nations peoples’ forestry employment and enterprise opportunities

    Development of the Framework will be supported by a Timber Stakeholder Advisory Group with representation from the timber industry, forestry experts, conservation sector, First Nations peoples, the Australian Workers’ Union, construction sector and outdoor recreational groups.

    Read the terms of reference here.

    Read the media statement here.

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    Last updated:
    28 June, 2024
    Last reviewed:
    26 June, 2024