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Forest Practices Authority

Forest Practices Advisory Council

The Forest Practices Advisory Council is a representative body of stakeholders responsible for:

  • advising the FPA on the review of the Forest Practices Act 1985 and the Forest Practices Code
  • advising the FPA on the quality, relevance and cost effectiveness of forest practices administration, operations and research
  • advising the FPA on financial matters including the self-funding of forest practices
  • promoting discussion of forest practices issues.

FPAC Communique

Council members

  • Chair Hans Drielsma: a person with knowledge or expertise in sustainable forest management
  • Jo Oliver: nominated by the Local Government Association of Tasmania, a person with knowledge of the state's resource management and planning system in relation to municipal areas in which forestry is a major land use
  • Wes Ford: a person with knowledge of the state's resource management and planning system, nominated by the Secretary of the responsible Department in relation to the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994
  • Penny Wells: a person with knowledge of administration and legislation in relation to private forests, nominated by Private Forests Tasmania
  • Suzette Weeding: a person with knowledge of administration and legislation in relation to multiple use forests, nominated by the Forestry Corporation
  • Vacant: a person with expertise in, and experience of, forest issues in relation to harvesting and processing, jointly nominated by the Forest Industries Association of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Sawmillers Association
  • Fred Duncan: a person with expertise in, and experience of, forest issues in relation to forest conservation
  • Alastair Morton: a person with knowledge and expertise in the administration of forest policy who is nominated by the Secretary of the Department
  • Deidre Wilson: a person with knowledge and expertise in relation to natural heritage or cultural heritage who is nominated by the Secretary of the department that is responsible for the administration of the Nature Conservation Act 2002, to the Minister to whom that Act is assigned
  • Ann La Sala: a person, other than the chief forest practices officer, who is a forest practices officer
  • Rob O’Connor: a person with expertise in & experience of tree growing on private land
  • Jillian Aylett-Brown: a person withexpertise in and operational experience of forest harvesting or forest contracting
  • Sandra Hetherington: expertise in & experience of forest issues in relation to harvesting & processing