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0073 - ROYALTIES FOR NATIVE FOREST LOGS

Shoebridge, David to the Minister for Primary Industries, and Minister for Lands and Water
  1. What are the current rates for the payment of royalties for native forest logs in the Southern Regional Forest Agreement region and the Eden Regional Forest Agreement region for:
    1. Sawlogs?
    2. Pulplogs?
    3. Firewood?
  2. What was the total sum of royalties paid in each of the above categories in the South Coast region for the following financial years:
    1. 2011-12?
    2. 2012-13?
    3. 2013-14?
    4. 2014-15 to date?
  3. What was the total sum of royalties received by the Forestry Corporation for all categories of native forest logs in the South Coast Region for the following financial years:
    1. 2011-12?
    2. 2012-13?
    3. 2013-14?
    4. 2014 -15 to date?
Answer -
    1. Sawlogs

Eden RFA

  • High quality sawlog royalty rates range from $15.47 to $125.49⁄m3 according to a pricing matrix of species groups and size classes.
  • Low quality sawlogs $15.00⁄m3

Southern RFA (South Coast)

  • High quality sawlog royalty rates range from $24.12 to $154.60⁄m3 according to a pricing matrix of species groups and size classes.
  • Low quality sawlogs $14.07⁄m3

Southern RFA (Tumut)

  • High quality sawlog royalty rates range from $52.67 to $106.46⁄m3 according to size class.
  • Low quality sawlogs $16.11⁄m3

b. Pulplogs

Eden RFA $18.19⁄m3

Southern RFA (South Coast) $4.60⁄m3

c. Firewood

Eden RFA $21.50⁄m3

Southern RFA (South Coast) $13.43⁄m3

Southern RFA (Tumut) $6.18⁄m3

2. Note for this question it has been assumed that the 'South Coast region' is the combination of the Eden RFA Region and the Southern RFA Region.

a. 2011-12

  • Sawlogs $5,054,512
  • Pulplogs $4,396,055
  • Firewood $319,711

b. 2012-13

  • Sawlogs $4,942,103
  • Pulplogs $3,691,018
  • Firewood $293,550

c. 2013-14

  • Sawlogs $5,347,465
  • Pulplogs $4,333,713
  • Firewood $209,730

d. 2014-15 to date

  • Sawlogs $6,334,304
  • Pulplogs $3,842,887
  • Firewood $222,382

3. Note for this question it has been assumed that the 'South Coast region' is the combination of the Eden RFA Region and the Southern RFA Region.

a. 2011-12 $9,929,900

b. 2012-13 $9,127,750

c. 2013-14 $10,008,201

d. 2014 -15 to date $10,549,810

Question asked on 26 May 2015 (session 56-1) and published in Questions & Answers Paper No. 6
Answer received on 29 June 2015 and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 15