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Forest NSW Annual Report 2012

Planted forest regions: March area of State forest New Forests NSW community engagement training program began managed – 388 203 ha Grafton endangered ecological community – 2012 marked the 10-year anniversary of‘Communities in Forests’ program began for 2012 with a project removingexotic pine wildlings from the Newnes State Forest plateau swamp, an the partnership between Forests NSW and Conservation Volunteers Australia Review commenced by the NSW EPA, DPI – Fisheries NSW and Forests NSW to further streamline the licences within the coastal IFOAs to contribute Walcha to better management outcomes. This followed amendments during the year to a number of conditions of the coastal IFOAs that were considered inefficient and not contributing to good forest management practices Northern April 42 569 ha Inaugural meeting of the Forest Industries Task Force held – comprised members from softwood and hardwood industries to both advise and highlight issues to the Minister for Primary Industries May Macquarie 146 121 ha Minister for Primary Industries the Hon. Katrina Hodgkinson, MP, announced Bathurst that Forests NSW will become a State-owned corporation Hume Region passed WorkCover’s Self Insurers Licence Audit, successfully Corporate Office reaching and exceeding requirements Forests NSW, with the NSW EPA and OEH, succeeded in attaining a Hume $1.9 million grant from the Australian Government’s Biodiversity Fund to 144 600 ha assist protection of koalas on the far south coast    Tumut Closure of mechanical workshops in the coastal regions, to take effect later in the year, was announced Monaro 54 912 ha The MOU between Forests NSW and the Orienteering Association of NSW, which establishes the basis for a co-operative working relationship between the two organisations and provides practical outcomes such as the Regional office – Planted Forest streamlining of the permit process for organised orienteering events, was Bombala Operations reviewed and renewed June Planting season commenced – Forests NSW will plant approximately nine million pine seedlings across 7500 hectares around the State, predominantly in areas that have previously been planted to pine. For the first time, all Forests NSW seedlings came from its innovative container grown program Inaugural meeting of the interdepartmental ‘2023 Committee’ that reports to Cabinet – advising on the supply of hardwood timber on the north coast of North East NSW up to and beyond the current wood supply agreements which run to 2023 482 016 ha New Forests NSW corporate business strategy for 2012–13 released Conclusion of the white cypress non-commercial thinning program in Coffs Harbour Western Region The NSW Greenhouse Gas Reduction Scheme closed on 30 June 2012 to Western make way for the Commonwealth’s carbon pricing mechanism on 483 649 ha 1 July 2012. This decision affected the NSW Greenhouse Gas Abatement Wauchope Certificates (NGAC) market, resulting in no NGAC sales for Forests NSW Central during the year.  At the time of writing this report it is uncertain whether 415 042 ha Forests NSW will continue with its carbon trading business as it currently Dubbo does not have access to a carbon market Excellent end of year safety performance with all key indicators showing significant improvement when compared with 2010–11. Forests NSW also achieved the primary target of a 35 per cent reduction in the recordable incident rate, ending the year at 3.1 against a target of 3.6 Forests NSW delivered revenue of $318 million and an operating profit of Corporate Office $14 million before significant items and taxes. Cumberland State Forest 41 ha Southern 432 757 ha Batemans Bay Regional office – Native Forest Operations Forests NSW Annual Report 2011–12 Social, Environmental and Economic Performance 13


Forest NSW Annual Report 2012
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