Sustainable Timber Tasmania is a Tasmanian Government Business Enterprise responsible under State legislation for:
- sustainably managing approximately 800,000 hectares of public production forest (Permanent Timber Production Zone land)
- undertaking forest operations for the production and sale of forest products from these forests (including making available at least 137,000 cubic metres of high quality eucalypt sawlogs and veneer logs per annum)
In addition to the Forest Management Act 2013, Sustainable Timber Tasmania is also required to operate in accordance with a number of other statutes including the Government Business Enterprise Act 1995, the Forest Practices Act 1985 and the Forestry (Rebuilding the Forest Industry) Act 2014.
In accordance with the Government Business Enterprise Act 1995, a Ministerial Charter has been prepared by the Minister for Resources and the Treasurer following consultation with Sustainable Timber Tasmania. The Charter sets out the Government’s broad policy expectations and requirements for Sustainable Timber Tasmania.
Our forest management is currently certified under the Australian Forestry Standard which is internationally recognised, under the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, as being an independent assurance of legal and sustainable timber supply.
We are also in the process of seeking certification for our operations under Forest Stewardship Council® standards.
Sustainable Timber Tasmania commenced on 1 July 2017 and was formerly known as Forestry Tasmania prior to this date.