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Forest NSW Annual Report 2012

Our social performance Operating as the safest commercial forest manager in Australasia, while building partnership and generating economic and social benefits within the community, particularly for rural and regional communities. INDICATOR1 RESULTS PERFORMANCE FOREST VALUE: COMMUNITY BENEFITS 1. Social responsibility 286 community participants in voluntary programs 2. Public participation At least 2751 hours of staff time invested in attending stakeholder meetings and forums 102 recreational sites providing a range of facilities, with information for specific locations available through 3. Recreation and tourism the website 406 permits issued for organised recreational activity with $2.54 million spent on recreational service provision $1.35 million on research 4. Research and education $1.46 million on education and over 3149 participants in educational programs 5. Regional employment Based on 2006 census data, more than 12 000 indirect jobs are dependant on timber processing in NSW 6. Other forest products Access maintained to State forests for apiary, grazing and other products appropriate to forestry FOREST VALUE: STAFF 733 people directly employed by Forests NSW; more than $1.81 million on staff management 7. Quality of management $1.89 million spent on training 8. Management and training Staff attended 1870 training courses and contractors attained 1172 competencies 9. Health and safety Recordable incident rate of 3.1 and lost time incident rate of 0.5 FOREST VALUE: CULTURAL HERITAGE Protection of cultural 1377 ha managed for cultural heritage values, with five co-management agreements and seven partnership 10. heritage agreements 1 For further information refer to the Supplementary Sustainability Indicator Data 2011–12 available online at: www.forests.nsw.gov.au Performance is measured against stated objectives listed with each of the indicators in the online Supplementary Sustainability Indicator Data. Symbol interpretation: Target achieved or maintained On track to meeting target Target not achieved – action required Number of recreational sites Amount spent on recreational providing a range of facilities: service provision: 102 $2.54 million Forests NSW Annual Report 2011–12 Social, Environmental and Economic Performance 19


Forest NSW Annual Report 2012
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