The Ministry of Forests has just released a Sunshine Coast Timber Supply Review – Public Discussion Paper. The deadline for public comments is Oct 2.
The SCCA is concerned about the Timber Supply Review because the “base case” scenario proposed by government analysts will, if the Chief Forester agrees, raise the the Annual Allowable Cut (AAC) in this area by 38%. Note that there was no consideration of the impacts of climate change in developing the base case scenario.
The SCCA will make a formal response, and we are also encouraging members of the public to respond. Read the paper, have your say!