NATIVE FOREST — lOGGING — TRANSITION
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?
ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:
I thank the member for the
question. The Minister for Forestry has provided the following information.
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.
Transition plan will be finalised before the end of 2022.