Questions

2015-11-26 Forest Products commission

 

Question

 

Regarding the proposed sale of the Forest Products Commission plantations:
(a) which plantations are proposed to be sold:
(i) softwood;
(ii) hardwood; and
(iii) sandalwood;
(b) does it involve:
(i) only the trees; and
(ii) trees and land;
(c) how many hectares of plantations are vested in:
(i) the Executive Director;
(ii) the Conservation Commission; and
(iii) other;
(d) will the Minister please table a map showing softwood and hardwood plantations:
(i) by species;
(ii) vesting; and
(iii) proposed for sale;
(e) since its inception in 2000, has the Forest Products Commission made a profit or a loss on its plantations of:
(i) softwood;
(ii) hardwood; and
(iii) sandalwood;
(f) how much was the profit or loss for:
(i) softwood;
(ii) hardwood; and
(iii) sandalwood;
(g) will the contracts with share farmers be assigned; and
(h) will the contracts of sale with log buyers for plantation products be assigned?
 
Answered on 16 February 2016

(a) The State Government has announced its intention to investigate divestment of the softwood plantations.

(b) Divestment options involving both trees and related land holdings will be investigated.

(c) Area information as provided by the Forest Products Commission (FPC) is as follows:

(i) vested in Executive Director – 12,565 hectares;

(ii) vested in Conservation Commission – 58,758 hectares; and

(iii) other – 42,278 hectares.

(d) In respect of the requested map showing softwood and hardwood plantations:

(i) [Please see tabled paper no.] provided by the FPC;

(ii) [Please see tabled paper no.] provided by the FPC; and

(iii) analysis is ongoing and details are not yet available.

(e) The Forest Products Commission does not report profit and loss on its plantation operations by species type.

(f) The Forest Products Commission does not report profit and loss on its plantation operations by species type.

(g)-(h) These options will be considered as part of the divestment investigation process.

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Hon Lynn MacLaren MLC - Member for South Metropolitan Region (2009-2017)
Legislative Council, Parliament of Western Australia