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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 815 asked in the Legislative Council on 14 October 2021 by Hon Steve Martin

Minister responding: Hon D.J. Kelly
Parliament: 41 Session: 1

Answered on

NATIVE FOREST — lOGGING — TRANSITION PACKAGE

815. Hon STEVE MARTIN to the minister representing the Minister for Forestry:

I refer to the native forestry transition group referenced in the response to question without notice 706 asked on 14 September 2021.

(1) Has the native forestry transition group been established?

(a) If no to (1), when is the group expected to be established?

(b) If yes to (1), when is a detailed plan for the $50 million Just Transition plan expected to be finalised and released?

(2) Will the government please table which stakeholders, if any, have been approached to take part in the native forestry transition group?

Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:

I thank the member for the question. The Minister for Forestry has provided the following information.

(1)–(2) The inaugural meeting of the native forest transition group is scheduled to be held on Thursday, 28 October 2021 in Bunbury. The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation is in the process of inviting organisations to provide a representative to sit and participate on the native forest transition group. These organisations include Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia; Forest Industries Federation of Western Australia; the Western Australian regional Chambers of Commerce and Industry; Unions WA; Shire of Manjimup; Shire of Nannup; Shire of Bridgetown–Greenbushes; South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council; Western Australian Local Government Association; Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation; Department of Training and Workforce Development; Forest Products Commission; South Regional TAFE; and South West Development Commission.

The Just Transition plan will be finalised before the end of 2022.