THE State Government will canvass avenues to shore up log supply for regional processing facilities as part of a renewed focus on the region’s forestry sector.
Primary Industries and Regional Development Minister Tim Whetstone – whose portfolio includes forestry – travelled to Mount Gambier late last week to spruik the government’s inaugural state budget.
Mr Whetstone – who met with forestry industry representatives – said yesterday the government was committed to growing the region’s forestry sector.
This commitment also included tackling the issue of log exports flowing to the Port of Portland.
Among the government’s new agenda is a move to restructure ForestrySA so it operates as a business and the establishment of a Forestry Industry