Look­ing back on 2014 and good tid­ings for the New Year

Australian Forests and Timber - - FRONT PAGE -

IT IS now com­ing up to two cal­en­dar years since the for­mer Forests NSW was cor­po­ra­tised, form­ing Forestry Cor­po­ra­tion of NSW, and it has

man­ager. de­ci­sions to re­struc­ture the busi­ness and trans­form Forestry Cor­po­ra­tion’s per­for­mance. As a re­sult, we are be­com­ing a more stream­lined op­er­a­tion the com­mu­ni­ties we work in.

We re­ceived some ac­knowl­edge­ment of our re­newed com­mu­nity fo­cus fund­ing for com­mu­nity ser­vices by $5.2 mil­lion. This fund­ing goes to­wards ac­tiv­i­ties like main­te­nance of fa­cil­i­ties such as recre­ation ar­eas and roads not used for tim­ber haulage. Re­cent changes in our Hard­wood Forests Di­vi­sion have sep­a­rated land man­age­ment re­spon­si­bil­i­ties from sales and pro­duc­tion in or­der to clar­ify re­spon­si­bil­i­ties and im­prove re­spon­sive­ness.

Forestry Cor­po­ra­tion is the largest com­mer­cial for­est man­ager in NSW, but we are just one part of this State’s tim­ber in­dus­try and work­ing with our cus­tomers and con­trac­tors to en­sure the in­dus­try re­mains com­pet­i­tive is cru­cial for the in­dus­try as a whole. We ex­pect that cus­tomer ser­vice will con­tinue to im­prove fol­low­ing changes we’ve been mak­ing over the past two years.

Look­ing ahead, there’s plenty of work to be done but we will go into the Novem­ber, in­di­cates we are head­ing in the right di­rec­tion with the re­cov­ery of the Hard­wood Forests Di­vi­sion a no­table achieve­ment. The di­vi­sion had recorded no­table losses in re­cent years but is now on track to re­turn a forestry has a strong fu­ture in NSW.

We wish all our friends and col­leagues in the forestry sec­tor a safe and happy Christ­mas sea­son and look for­ward to con­tin­u­ing to work to­gether into 2015.

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