Commitment to drive Billion Trees Plan
Friday 3 Sep 2021Australia’s forest industries welcome the Federal Government’s commitment to drive progress on the Billion Trees Plan through concerted collaboration with state and territory jurisdictions, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA), Ross Hampton said.
In an address to AFPA’s National Forest Industries Symposium, Federal Assistant Minister for Forestry, Senator Jonno Duniam, outlined his commitment to work more closely with state and territory governments to deliver the Commonwealth’s 2030 goal to grow Australia’s timber plantation estate by one billion trees.
“I intend to convene a meeting with my state and territory counterparts to get sign up to this goal, to find out exactly what it is, they are intending to do to achieve this goal…We’ve got nine years to achieve it, we will achieve it, I’m committed to that.”
“We welcome Assistant Minister Duniam’s efforts to drive greater collaboration with the states and territories to achieve the Billion Trees Plan that was launched in 2018,” Mr Hampton said.
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