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The forest products sector generates approximately $24 billion per year for the Australian economy and plays a significant role in driving the economy in a number of regional areas.
The size of the Australian plantation estate has, however, been gradually but consistently declining for over a decade. If this decline is not arrested it could threaten the future viability of the timber processing sector; an industry that relies on certainty of supply to recoup the significant investments in machinery needed to setup a mill.