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1. About Us

1. About Us

Forestry Tasmania is entrusted by the Parliament of Tasmania with the stewardship of the 1.5 million hectares of state forest on public land within the State. This land contains 39 per cent of Tasmania’s forests. Just under half of state forest (685,400 hectares) is available for wood production, with the rest being set aside for conservation and recreation.

Forestry Tasmania is a government business enterprise operating in five districts around regional Tasmania, with a head office situated in Hobart, employing 547 staff and 1,228 contractors.

Forestry Tasmania supplies three million tonnes of hardwood and softwood timber products to Tasmanian customers for processing into sawn timber, rotary peeled veneer and pulp and paper products.

In 2008/09, 3.3 million cubic metres of sawlog and pulpwood were harvested from state forest, generating around $217.5 million based on the price paid by our customers for logs delivered ‘at the mill door’.

Forestry Tasmania also owns and operates commercial tourism ventures including the Tahune AirWalk, the Maydena Adventure Hub, Forest and Heritage Centre and Tarkine Forest Adventures and is a joint venture partner in Hollybank Treetop Adventures.

We also provide international forest consultancies through Forest Technical Services.

Our vision, mission, corporate objectives and values

Forestry Tasmania is a commercial Tasmanian Government-owned corporation run by a Board of Directors.

Forestry Tasmania shareholders are the people of Tasmania represented by the Tasmanian Treasurer and the Minister for Resources.

Our customers include domestic and international based sawmillers, timber processors, paper manufacturers, special species craftsmen and women. We also provide tourism experiences to visitors and forest expertise to domestic and international forestry companies.

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