Queensland's timber industry exports $160 million annually.
The majority of Queensland's 234,000 hectare plantation estate was established by the Queensland Government in various stages between 1930 - 1980.
Queensland has the largest forested land area in the country, but only the fifth largest plantation estate, representing around 12% of Australia’s plantations.
Queensland’s timber plantations are a clean, sustainable income producing industry; they are also part of the climate change solution.
Local Governments can determine what level of assessment is required for new timber plantation developments in their area.
This new code of practice provides guidance for all parties with an interest in commercial timber plantations in Queensland.
The high costs involved in establishing new plantations are a challenge for typical investors.
Community attitudes towards timber plantation development are strikingly diverse.
Interested in establishing a plantation on your property? Want to object to a plantation establishment?
Plantations growers in northern regions of Queensland should ensure they are familiar with best practice guidelines for establishing and managing plantations in tropical cyclonic areas.