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Forest NSW Annual Report 2012

Compliance issues coast developed and funded by Forests NSW. Focus for 2012–13new tourism attraction on the NSW north The case in relation to an alleged breach It has just been awarded gold for the best Corporatisation is a significant change for of an endangered ecological community new development at the 2012 North Coast Forests NSW and a major turning point in during harvesting operations in Doubleduke Tourism Awards. its close to 100-year history. Establishing State Forest was dismissed by the Land and the corporation to position this important Environment Court in July 2012. New Government in the 21st century is a challenging goal forpublicly-owned business for greater successes initiatives be achieved with the continued support andthe next financial year. We are certain this can Forests NSW has recently been advised by the EPA they intend to proceed with a prosecution in relation to a hazard reduction During the year, the NSW Government dedication of Forests NSW staff. burn conducted in Mogo State Forest in 2011. established two important committees for the We would like to thank staff for their Certified sustainable member of both. contributions to what was achieved this yeartimber industry in NSW and Forests NSW is a forest management The Forest Industries Task Force, brought go through this change process to build onand what will be achieved in the future as we together by the Minister for Primary the successes of the past 96 years and create Successful surveillance audits were undertaken in Southern and Hume Regions Industries, the Hon. Katrina Hodgkinson, an even more successful forestry organisation as part of the continued efforts to maintain MP, provides members of the softwood and into the future. Forests NSW certification as an operator of hardwood industries the opportunity to sustainable forestry. consider issues affecting the industry and advise the Minister accordingly. Forests NSW holds Australian Forestry Standard and ISO 14001 certification for its An interdepartmental steering committee is forests, which allows our customers to sell also looking at issues related to the supply of Dr Richard Sheldrake their products into domestic and international hardwood timber on the north coast of NSW Director General markets demand demonstrable sustainability. up to and beyond the current wood supply Department of Primary Industries Achievements in agreements which run to 2023. Commissioner for Forests ecotourism Change to senior management Forests NSW won two major tourism awards in the 2011 Hunter and Central Coast Awards for Anshul Chaudhary was appointed as Director Excellence in Tourism. Finance and Technology in January 2012, The Forest Sky Pier at Sealy Lookout, Coffs coming from a private sector background. His Harbour was completed and officially wealth of experience will be valuable as we Nick Roberts opened by the NSW Premier the Hon. Barry move through the corporatisation process Chief Executive Officer O’Farrell, MP. The Forest Sky Pier is a major and beyond. Forests NSW “Corporatisation is a significant change for Forests NSW and a major turning point in its close to 100-year history.” 8 Forests NSW Annual Report 2011–12 Social, Environmental and Economic Performance


Forest NSW Annual Report 2012
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