We are responsible for the sustainable management and development of Western Australia’s forest products industry, using plantation, native forest and sandalwood products on land managed by the State.
All our operations are undertaken in accordance with the Forest Management Plan 2014-2023 (FMP). This plan protects all old-growth forest and balances the complex values of our forests including biodiversity and healthy ecosystems, soil and water resources, and social, cultural and economic benefits.
The FPC is committed to helping the forestry industry support the employment of more than 6,000 Western Australians working in forestry-related industries. These industries include forest management, harvesting, primary processing and manufacturing sectors.
During 2017-2018, we reported to the Minister for Forestry, the Hon. Dave Kelly MLA.
We are governed by the Forest Products Act 2000 (the Act) and sections of the Forest Management Regulations 1993.
The Act outlines the functions undertaken by the FPC, including:
- performing commercial functions of growing, harvesting and selling forest products;
- supporting industry development; and
- advising the Minister on forestry.
We comply with other relevant legislation. A list of the other relevant legislation can be found under Other key legislation.
To build and maintain a sustainable and commercially viable forest products industry that provides economic and social benefits to the people of Western Australia.
To contribute to Western Australia’s economic and regional development through:
- sustainable harvesting and regeneration of the State’s forest resources;
- promoting innovation in forest management and local value-adding of timber resources; and
- generating positive returns to the State.
We operate responsibly, ethically and sustainably. Our products and services provide renewable resources.
We are committed to achieving results and delivering excellent service to our customers, partners, the community and each other.
We commit to providing a safe workplace for our staff and contractors and put the wellbeing and professional development of our people at the forefront of our business.
We are a team of forestry professionals engaged in the industry from the seed to the end-product.
We work with community, industry and government to create a vibrant forestry industry.
We will foster an environment of innovation, ensuring that our forests are a strategic and sustainable resource for the future.