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1761 - Lands and Forestry - FIREWOOD IN FORESTY HARVEST PLANS

Walker, Dawn to the Minister for Primary Industries, Minister for Regional Water, Minister for Trade and Industry representing the Minister for Lands and Forestry, and Minister for Racing
  1. When did Harvest Plans for Eden and Southern Regional Forest Agreement (RFA) Regions begin indicating yields of firewood expected in logging operations?
  2. What was the total of firewood yield in:
    1. the Eden RFA Region?
    2. Southern RFA Region in each year since separate listing for firewood yields began?
  3. What was the firewood yield as a percentage of the total yield in each of the two Regions in each year:
    1. 2014?
    2. 2015?
    3. 2016?
  4. Does the Forestry Corporation have records or estimates of firewood yields before they were separately listed in Harvest Plans?
    1. If so, what were they by tonnage and as a percentage of total yield for each year that they were available?
Answer -
  1. 2014


  2. Forestry Corporation of NSW (Forestry Corporation) only records firewood produced if it is sold commercially. Commercial firewood sales are listed below in tonnes.
    Year South Coast Eden
    2014 17,878 1,870
    2015 23,111 806
    2016 38,926

    2,365

  3. Forestry Corporation of NSW (Forestry Corporation) only records firewood produced if it is sold commercially. The table below lists commercial firewood sold as a percentage of total products sold.
    Year South Coast Eden
    2014 13% 0.6%
    2015 18% 0.3%
    2016 26% 0.9%

  4. Yes.
    1. Forestry Corporation of NSW (Forestry Corporation) only records firewood produced if it is sold commercially. The table below lists commercial firewood sold in tonnes and as a percentage of total products sold.

      Year

      Firewood Volume (t)

      Firewood Volume (t)

      Firewood % of total

      Firewood % of total

      .

      Eden

      South Coast

      Eden

      South Coast

      2002

      0

      0

      0.0%

      0.0%

      2003

      0

      127

      0.0%

      0.1%

      2004

      306

      1445

      0.1%

      0.8%

      2005

      30

      4591

      0.0%

      2.2%

      2006

      0

      2779

      0.0%

      1.3%

      2007

      192

      9171

      0.0%

      3.7%

      2008

      0

      8526

      0.0%

      4.7%

      2009

      86

      14117

      0.0%

      8.0%

      2010

      159

      12960

      0.1%

      6.2%

      2011

      1104

      27882

      0.4%

      12.9%

      2012

      253

      30414

      0.1%

      14.8%

      2013

      1148

      20051

      0.4%

      13.8%

      2014

      1870

      17878

      0.6%

      12.9%

      2015

      806

      23111

      0.3%

      18.4%

      2016

      2365

      38926

      0.9%

      26.0%

Question asked on 14 September 2017 (session 56-1) and published in Questions & Answers Paper No. 122
Answer received on 19 October 2017 and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 131