Forestry Corporation of NSW manages environmental conservation, tourism, fire and renewable timber production in around two million hectares of public State forests. We manage multiple-use native forests, as well as NSW’s largest plantation estate comprising approximately 230,000 hectares of softwood timber plantations and 35,000 hectares of hardwood timber plantations. We manage a million hectares of high value forests permanently set aside for conservation, partner with Aboriginal communities to manage and protect cultural heritage, maintain free visitor areas, manage fire, control pests and weeds and facilitate access for primary industries including apiary, grazing and quarrying.
We also sustainably produce renewable hardwood and softwood timber products, meeting the community’s demand for timber and wood products and supporting regional employment.
Our forest management is independently certified to the Australian Standard for Sustainable Forest Management and our operations underpin a vital and vibrant renewable timber industry in regional NSW.
HQPlantations is our people and our people are HQPlantations.
Together, we’re growing something that truly matters – for today and tomorrow.
We’re one of the largest plantation growers in Australia. That’s an exciting opportunity and it’s also a great responsibility. We have a duty to treat the land with respect and tread lightly. It’s why we invest so much in improving the quality of our plantations, the soil and the water.
At HQPlantations, you’ll find real people who get stuck in. People who are passionate about their work and what it means, and about the future they can shape together. We may joke about it, but our forestry family matters. We hope you’ll agree.
We’ve come a long way and so has our industry. We’re innovating, always, deploying cutting-edge technology, data-driven insights and fresh perspectives from far and wide.
We’re good people, doing good things and we’d love to meet you.
At Sustainable Timber Tasmania we manage over 800,000 hectares of production forests. It’s a great responsibility and one that we never take for granted.
The work we do is about more than making forests productive. We are here to keep them healthy and thriving. We do this for our community, industry and customers, as well as the Tasmanian environment that future generations will inherit.
From conservation to firefighting, our people care for the forests we manage with passion and respect. Through forest regeneration, we make available forest products and high-quality timber for Tasmania. We do all this and go home safe and well every day.
As a land manager, we provide access to some of the State’s most beautiful places. We share public production forests through roads, recreation, leases, licences and more. This makes our business an integral part of the local communities that share these forests.
We are always looking for new ways to deepen our connection with these communities. This means listening to many voices and engaging with new ideas. We are here to build confidence through communication and by becoming a trusted neighbour.
Above all, sustainability is what drives us. Our future depends on sustainability and Tasmanians can depend on us.
VicForests is a State-owned business managing the harvest, sale, and regrowing of sustainable timber from Victorian state forests on behalf of the Victorian Government.
Each year we harvest around 3000 hectares within designated areas of state forest in order to sustainably manage the State’s renewable timber resources for the long term environmental, economic and social benefit of all Victorians.
It’s important to us that anyone who buys timber products harvested by VicForests can be secure in the knowledge that it has been harvested responsibly, sustainably and with care and respect for our forests.
The products made from the wood we sell have a unique hardness, strength, durability and beauty that only slow grown native hardwood timber can produce.
VicForests conducts all its harvesting operations under the Australian Forestry Standard.
Before any harvesting we conduct flora, fauna and habitat surveys which tell us which prescriptions are needed to protect important environmental and cultural values, including retaining hollow-bearing trees to protect species that live and dwell within them.
Forest regeneration is essential to our work and values. We replant harvested areas with the same type of forest that was originally there for the future enjoyment of generations to come.
The Colliers Agribusiness Transaction Team strive to deliver results that add enduring value through market experience, national team collaboration, strong relationships, and international reach.
Our clients benefit from the team’s understanding of investing and divesting agribusiness assets as most of our experts have life-long backgrounds in rural properties. We understand what is necessary to be successful in agriculture through our national and international experience, giving the team a competitive advantage in today’s fast and dynamic market environment.
Utilising our specialised valuations, strategic advisory & research teams, the Colliers Agribusiness Transaction Experts use a collaborative approach to accelerate the success of your agribusiness.
FWPA is a not-for-profit industry services company – sometimes referred to as an RDC (Rural Research and Development Corporation) – funded by the Australian Government, member levies and research grants.
We collaborate with government and industry stakeholders to determine strategy, invest in effective and relevant R&D and deliver programs designed to grow the market for forest and wood products, increase productivity and profitability across the value chain and ensure positive environmental and social outcomes.
Hancock Victorian Plantations (HVP Plantations) is one of Australia’s largest private plantation companies, with its 170,000 hectares of pine and eucalypt plantations annually supplying over 3 million tonnes of fibre to our processing and manufacturing customers. Locations of HVP’s 240,000 hectare estate extend from Gippsland in the east to the border with South Australia in the west, and through the north east region to the NSW border.
In addition to commercial timber production, HVP owns over 48,000 hectares of native forest managed solely for conservation, cultural and biodiversity values. HVP is certified to two forest management certification schemes: Responsible Wood, and the Forest Stewardship Council forest certification standard.
As HVP reaches the milestone of 25 years since being incorporated, we are pleased to continue our involvement with Forestry Australia, and be part of the 2023 ANZIF Conference.
New Forests is a global investment manager of nature-based real assets and natural capital strategies, with AUD 9.95 billion (USD 6.85 billion) in assets under management across more than 1.1 million hectares (2.9 million acres) of investments.
New Forests’ vision is to see investment in land use and forestry as central to the transition to a sustainable future. To achieve this vision, New Forests’ investment strategies support the role of forests as nature-based solutions, provide sustainable wood fibre for the growing circular bioeconomy, and contribute to the sustainable development of regional economies and rural communities. Headquartered in Sydney, New Forests is a Certified B Corp and operates in Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Africa and the United States. For more information, please visit: www.newforests.com
OneFortyOne is a forestry and sawmill business, operating throughout the Green Triangle region of Australia and the Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions (Top of the South) of New Zealand.
Across Australia and New Zealand, we manage over 160,000 hectares (ha) of land including pine plantation and conservation areas. We plant over six million seedlings every year, renewably replacing the trees that we harvest.
The timber processed at our OneFortyOne Jubilee and Kaituna Sawmills is turned into products that help people build and renovate their homes, construct fences on their farms, and support the landscaping in their gardens. We’re a significant regional employer, employing more than 500 people directly and over 3,000 indirectly as contractors.
We are committed to the communities where our people live and strive to grow a better tomorrow through our environmental actions and community involvement, including the PINE Community Grants Program.
Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service
Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service supports forestry priorities. These include climate change, working with Māori on land development opportunities, industry transformation, the Emissions Trading Scheme, native planting, One Billion Trees, forestry and wood processing, and workforce development.
Te Uru Rākau works with tangata whenua, landowners, and the forestry and wood processing sector. We work to make the most of our forests’ contribution to Aotearoa New Zealand’s social, cultural, environmental, and economic wellbeing.
Our goal is to unlock the full potential of our forests to support our climate change response. We envision a future where our forests will provide ecosystem services, carbon capture, and produce high-value timber products, novel bio-products, and bioenergy as part of a low emissions bioeconomy.
Our strategic priorities are to:
- plant trees for a healthy environment
- strengthen our forestry system
- grow New Zealand’s bioeconomy.
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Forico is Tasmania’s largest private forestry asset management company, providing sustainable forest products and services to global markets.
Our globally certified forests consist of 89,000 hectares of plantation, managed for wood fibre production, and 77,000 hectares of natural forest managed for conservation, biodiversity and cultural values.
At Forico we believe that forest products and nature-positive solutions will make a critical contribution to the mitigation of climate change and the transition to a circular economy.
We believe that forestry can be one of the most significant employers now and in the future, offering stimulating and rewarding career paths in many disciplines.
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Since 1982, ACIAR has brokered international research partnerships to help address agricultural challenges in the Indo-Pacific region. ACIAR brokers and invests in research partnerships in developing countries to build the knowledge base that supports crucial development objectives:
- Improving food security and reducing poverty among smallholder farmers and rural communities
- Managing natural resources and producing food more sustainably, adapting to climate variability and mitigating climate change
- Enhancing human nutrition and reducing risks to human health
In pursuing these objectives, ACIAR works to ensure that our research programs pay particular attention to:
- Improving gender equity and empowerment of women and girls
- Fostering more inclusive agrifood and forestry market chains, engaging the private sector where possible
- Building scientific and policy capability within our partner countries
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Indufor is a global specialist forest sector consulting group. For more than 40 years, Indufor has provided independent, robust advice to a broad range of public and private sector clients worldwide. Based on deep sectoral expertise and analytical rigour, our advice covers sectoral strategy, policy, due diligence, climate change and sustainability frameworks. Indufor has offices in Melbourne, Auckland, Shanghai, Helsinki and Washington DC. For further information, please visit us at www.induforgroup.com
Founded in 1980, Midway is one of Australia’s largest high quality woodfibre processors and exporters with operations in Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.
Midway also manages almost 50,000 ha of plantations in Victoria, Northern Territory and Tasmania for large investors and small landholders.
The Midway Group’s values drive our culture to be a trusted corporate citizen that is respected and valued in the communities in which we operate.
The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) is the peak national industry body representing the Australian forest, wood and paper products industry’s interests to governments, the community and other stakeholders.
Australian Forest Industries contribute $24 billion to the Australian economy each year. Forest industries directly employ approximately 80,000 people and another 100,000 indirect employees, vitally supporting many regional areas.
AFPA is proud to support Forest Health and Biosecurity sessions at ANZIF 2023. Through the use of grower levy funds, forest growers are committed to their shared responsibility in maintaining strong biosecurity that protects Australia’s native and plantation forests.
Arotahi Agribusiness are boutique advisors to owners and managers of timberland and agribusiness assets located throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. Areas of expertise cover Transactions, Valuations and Advisory across a wide range of productive land uses. The high performing transactions team are well-connected to domestic and international investors alike, whilst the valuation credentials include valuing some of the most productive forestry, dairy, pastoral and high country land in the country.
ForestrySA is South Australia’s trusted commercial and community forest manager since 1875. Our sustainable forest management program covers 10,000ha of plantation and 16000ha of Native Forest Reserve in the Mount Lofty Ranges and Green Triangle
Our forests at Kuitpo, Mount Crawford and Second Valley provide sustainable softwood production, habitat for native flora and fauna and are also home to significant water catchments. Their close proximity to Adelaide also makes them a popular place for recreational visitors and facilities.
Each year, more than 1 million people visit our forests to bike ride, camp and enjoy hut-style accommodation, bushwalk, horse ride, fossick and take part in a host of organised community events, from nature festivals to wedding ceremonies.
ForestrySA is committed to responsible environmental management of plantation and native forests. Our Forest Management System is 100% RW/PEFC Certified.
The Forest Practices Authority manages the Tasmanian forest practices system on both public and private land, based on the Forest Practices Act 1985. We operate independently, alongside government and private businesses, to regulate forest practices and land clearing.
The system functions through co-regulation with the forest industry, training, planning, advice, and continual improvement through adaptive management.
Our organisation includes:
- the Chief Forest Practices Officer and a staff of around 20
- an independent board
- the Forest Practices Advisory Council
- around 150 Forest Practices Officers, authorised by the FPA and employed in the forestry sector.
More information: https://www.fpa.tas.gov.au/
Forest Watch Australia, a national surveillance program delivered by Plant Health Australia, and in partnership with government, industry and the community, is designed to safeguard our forests.
The program is underpinned by:
- pathway risk analyses to identify points of highest risk for entry or establishment of exotic pests and diseases of forests
- surveillance in high-risk areas to maximise early detection and enable eradication
- forest health monitoring and reporting
- diagnostic training and data support
Supported by growers through the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) and Plant Health Australia (PHA) levy, Forest Watch Australia is a partnership between PHA, AFPA, state and territory governments, the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Invasive Species Council, Natural Resource Management Regions Australia, and Forest and Wood Products Australia.
Private Forests Tasmania is a government authority with a legislated role to facilitate and expand the development of the Tasmanian private forest resource in a manner which is consistent with sound forest and land management practices. We do this through providing information and advice to private growers and their markets, through research, innovation and planning tools, and by providing practical policy advice to our Tasmanian and Australian governments that represents the interests of private forest growers.
Tree Alliance is a marketing campaign run by Private Forests Tasmania. The campaign aims to raise awareness of farm forestry and the benefits of trees on farms, and to encourage and facilitate farmers to plant and grow commercially viable trees in the agricultural landscape.
Tree Alliance connects with landowners, as well as works with Tasmanian businesses and organisations to deliver projects and information that align with our shared goals and visions.
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Timber Queensland is the peak state body providing advocacy and service for Queensland’s forest and timber industries supply chain; from forest growers and harvesters and haulers through to processers and sawmillers, manufacturers and fabricators, timber wholesalers and traders. Queensland’s diverse forests provide a unique range of species and products, sourced from high-quality plantation grown softwoods, and from well-managed native hardwood and cypress forests on state and private land. The industry makes a significant economic contribution to the State, supporting around 25,000 direct and indirect jobs, as well as contributing $3.8 billion to the state economy.
Technical Forest Services
From humble beginnings, 20 years ago, Technical Forest Services has grown to become a trusted independent advisor on all aspects of silviculture, right across the growing cycle, and across all forest types. Bringing an enviable mix of practical forest management experience, and staff with tertiary backgrounds in forestry, science, geology and environmental management, we are an agile and productive team.
Our operations and personnel now extend across TAS, VIC, SA, NSW, and QLD. We are able to tailor services to meet your needs at all levels of involvement, from full project design and oversight through to the provision of personnel.