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Who We Are

AFPA NSW represents all elements of the value chain from the sustainable harvesting of plantations and multiple use natural forest resource including forest establishment and management, harvesting and haulage, processing of timber resources and manufacture of pulp, paper and bioproducts.


AFPA NSW is a policy development and advocacy group which represents the interests of New South Wales’ sustainable forest industries. We collaborate strongly with other industry bodies to ensure the best outcomes for the industry generally and our members more specifically. Our charter provides autonomy to manage State issues and we cooperate with AFPA on any issue that transcends State borders and has National implications.

Objectives of AFPA NSW

To provide a vehicle for effective and efficient policy determination for the forest and forest products industry in NSW.


Shape, prioritise and drive development of forest and forest products sector NSW policy (or policy with NSW ramifications) for the benefit of the Industry.


Raise the profile of the industry in NSW with community opinion leaders, for the purpose of ensuring the industry is relevant, profitable and sustainable.

Develop and champion environmental, social, safety, ethical and other standards for adoption in the industry.

Develop and maintain cohesive and positive working relationships with other bodies within the Industry.

Influence and contribute to policy development of AFPA, Chambers within AFPA and the broader forest and forest products industries.

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