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Forest NSW Annual Report 2012

Contents Letter to the Minister 2 On 15 December 2011, NSW Premier the Hon. Barry O’Farrell, MP officially opened the Forest Sky Our organisation 4 Pier at Sealy Lookout in Orara East State Forest – an impressive $600 000 viewing platform funded by Organisational structure 6 Forests NSW which commands extensive views from Overview 7 mountains to the scenic coastline of Coffs Harbour. Our history 10 It was designed by a local architect and civil engineer and built with local tradespeople and Year in review 12 local timber. Turpentine decking, blue gum hand Forests NSW estate 14 railing and tallowwood seating were sourced from J Notaras and Sons of Grafton. Comprised mainly Our financial performance 16 of spotted gum, ironbark and grey gum, the large Our social performance 19 dimension bearers supporting the decking were sourced from Hyne Timber. Both these companies Our environmental performance 29 are customers of Forests NSW. Our economic performance 35 An Aboriginal land repair group, Darrunda Wajaarr, Repair to Country, assisted with rehabilitating Our sustainability performance 45 the worksite with weed removal and replanting Places of business 50 of local species and a Conservation Volunteers Australia project upgraded the walking track to Financial statements 51 the lookout. Statutory information 117 Sealy Lookout has at least 70 000 visitors a year and Index 125 this number is expected to increase markedly now the viewing platform is complete. Acknowledgements 127 Photo: Norm Farmer. Forests NSW Annual Report 2011–12 Social, Environmental and Economic Performance 3


Forest NSW Annual Report 2012
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