Submission: Draft Forestry and Wood Processing Industry Transformation Plan

This draft Industry Transformation Plan (the Plan) is a consultation document that proposes a vision and actions to transform the forestry and wood processing sector. The aim of this transformation is to maximise the value the sector generates for New Zealand.

The Bioenergy Association says the draft Plan is a good start but is only an introduction to the full potential of economic wealth and community wellbeing achievable from an expanded forestry and wood processing sector producing a wide range of bio-based products, including energy.

There are four areas where the Association believes the Plan falls short and should be extended.

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