The establishment of Regional Forest Industry Hubs is a strategic measure to grow and optimise Australia’s forest industries in key geographic areas into the future. The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has identified 12 geographic locations nationally which are now at various stages ‘Hub’ status.

AFPA has campaigned for all 12 Hubs to be funded at $1 million each by the Federal Government.

The Federal Government has to date provided funding for Hubs in:

  • South West WA
  • The Green Triangle – SA and VIC
  • North and North West TAS
  • North East NSW
  • South West Slopes NSW
  • Gippsland VIC
  • South East QLD
  • North QLD
  • South TAS

The Federal Government also committed to funding one additional Hubs to the tune of $1 million in 2020:

  • Central West NSW

There are three further Hubs (bringing the total to 12) that AFPA will continue to campaign for funding for. They are:

  • South TAS
  • North NT
  • South East NSW

Media coverage

Green Triangle Forest Industries Hub

Launch coverage, September 2019, Channel 7 News

Launch coverage, September 2019, Adelaide Advertiser 

Launch coverage, September 2019, media release

Launch coverage, September 2019, The Border Watch