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Plantations for Australia: the 2020 Vision

​Plantations for Australia: the 2020 Vision adobepdf PDF [325 KB] msword Word [416 KB] is a strategic partnership between the Australian, state and territory governments and the plantation timber growing and processing industries.

Its overarching principle is to enhance regional wealth creation and international competitiveness through a sustainable increase in Australia's plantations, based on a notional target of trebling the area of commercial tree crops to around 3 million hectares by 2020.

The Vision was launched in 1997 by the Ministerial Council on Forestry, Fisheries and Aquaculture, and revised in 2002.

The Vision has 16 actions broadly grouped under five Strategic Elements:

  1. The Policy Framework
  2. The Regulatory Framework
  3. Investment Growth
  4. Social and Environmental Factors
  5. Monitoring and Review