The Vision was launched in 1997 by the Ministerial Council on Forestry, Fisheries and Aquaculture, and revised in 2002.
Plantations for Australia: the 2020 Vision 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 has 16 actions broadly grouped under five Strategic Elements:
- The Policy Framework
- The Regulatory Framework
- Investment Growth
- Social and Environmental Factors
- Monitoring and Review
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