The Hon Amber-Jade Sanderson MLA, Minister for Environment; Climate Action, is seeking the views of Western Australians on the value and use of our southwest native forests now and into the future. This consultation is an early opportunity for Western Australians to provide their views before the development of the next Forest Management Plan (FMP). A new FMP for the state’s southwest native forests is required every 10 years.
Over the next 12 months, there will be separate consultations to support the development for the next 2024-2033 FMP. The consultation for the next FMP will examine aspects of forest management to a much fuller extent. For example, there will be important targeted consultation and engagement undertaken with traditional owners, industries, the conservation sector and other stakeholders that will occur separately to this survey.
The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute (WABSI), as an independent research organisation, has been commissioned by the Minister for Environment to undertake this consultation and inform the Minister about the range of views in the community on south-west native forests.
If you are interested in completing this survey, you can find it at this link.