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Statutory appendices Charter performing all the functions of the Chief of a revised Fire Management Policy,management review, including releaseMr Roberts is accountable to me for Forests NSW is the registered business name Executive Officer under the Forestry Act 1916 development of a range of fire specific of the Forestry Commission of New South and for implementing government policy. standard operating procedures and Wales. The Forestry Commission is constituted I am satisfied that Mr Roberts has met the guidelines for use by all Forests NSW under the Forestry Act 1916, and is subject performance criteria established for the firefighters and a continuing focus on to the direction of the responsible Minister. position. Key tasks have been undertaken fire training; We administer the Timber Marketing Act 1977, to achieve operational requirements and completion of the expressions of which provides for control of the sale and use leadership has been provided to deliver interest process to establish commercial of certain timbers in NSW. outcomes consistent with government policy. recreation businesses on State forests in The principal objectives of the Forestry Chief Executive Officer, Forests NSW, Sydney and Coffs Harbour with preferred Commission as set out in the Forestry Act 1916 Mr Roberts was responsible for: proponents selected; are to: official opening of the Forest Sky Pier at improving safety performance in all Coffs Harbour’s Sealy Lookout, by the conserve and utilise timber under its key indicators: the recordable incident NSW Premier the Hon Barry O’Farrell, MP management to the best advantage of rate dropped from 5.6 to 3.1 (exceeding – a major new tourism attraction on the the State; our target of 3.6), the lost time injury NSW north coast funded by Forests NSW; provide adequate supplies of timber for frequency rate reduced from 2.9 to 0.5, building, commercial, industrial, agricultural, the number of lost time injuries dropped undertaking a tender process for an mining and domestic purposes; from 21 to 4, the days lost due to extractive resources project in workplace injuries dropped from Monaro Region; preserve and improve, in accordance with 233 down to 16 and workers compensation undertaking a public tender process good forestry practice, the soil resources claims also reduced from 50 to 32; to lease Forests NSW retail nursery and water catchment capabilities of lands under its management; maintaining Forests NSW self insurer’s businesses; licence following a successful surveillance negotiating new funding arrangements encourage the use of timber derived from audit by WorkCover in Hume Region; for research by the Forest Science Centre trees grown in the State; issuing a New Safety Strategy – ‘First of DPI; and preserve the native flora, promote and Priority 2011–14’ that was personally sent continuing the development of the skills encourage the use of State forests for to all staff and publishing a new Health & and abilities of Forests NSW staff: seven recreation, and conserve birds and Safety Policy to ensure compliance with managers participated in the leadership animals, consistent with the use of State the new Work Health and Safety Act 2011; program, eight supervisors participated forests for the purposes of forestry and of flora reserves; recording a strong financial performance: in the supervisor development program and 30 staff participated in community provide natural resource environmental engagement training.■an operating profit of $14M✦ services (whether within or outside of ✦■ dividend payment to NSW Treasury NSW); and of $5M; demonstrating Forests NSW sustainable take all practical steps to ensure the forest management through continuing preservation and enhancement of the quality of the environment. certification to the Australian Forestry Standard AS 4708:2007 Chief Executive’s Management System); Director GeneralDr Richard Sheldrakeand ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental performance maintaining continuity of log supplies Department of Primary Industries Commissioner for Forests following ongoing wet weather in a Name: Nick Roberts BSc (Forestry) (Hons), number of regional areas; MSc (Forestry) awarding $75 million of new harvest and Position and Level: Chief Executive haulage contracts for plantation grown Forests NSW softwood log products in the Monaro SES Level 6 Region over a six-year period; Remuneration: $347 650 continuing to implement the Period in Position: 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012 recommendations from the 2011 fire 118 Forests NSW Annual Report 2011–12 Social, Environmental and Economic Performance


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