2019 Levy Referendum

The vote is an opportunity for forest owners to say whether the levy should be renewed for another six years. There is also an opportunity to say how you think the levy should be invested to benefit forest growers. For full information on the terms of the referendum, regional meeting dates, voting eligibility and much more visit the Forest Growers Levy Vote 2019 website

Have your say as a forest owner

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The FOA, FFA and the FGLT want to understand awareness and perceptions of a commodity levy, paid by commercial forest growers on plantation timber forests. Your responses to the survey will be important in helping these organisations identify the optimal amount of the levy and how it might be used in the future.


2018 Work Programme

The 2018 Work Programme  (1.18 MB .pdf) was considered and approved by the FGLT Board  in December 2017. The projects to be funded for 2018 were recommended by the Levy Trust Advisory Council (comprising FOA/FFA Executive representatives) to the FGLT Board. If you have any comments or suggestions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What the levy is used for

The levy is used to fund activities defined in the Plantation Forestry Work Plan 2013-2019. Full details of the funding allocation, details of who benefits and an illustration of the proportion of 2018 (budget) $9 million work programme expenditure by broad category of activity is is available here.

Scope of work for forest owners grows

14 December 2015

Funds raised by forest growers for research and other industry activities are expected to total $7,620,000 in 2015, about $1 million more than budgeted. At the same time, administrative expenditure has been kept under tight control. 

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Steve Wilton re-elected to Forest Levy board

28 October 2015

Steve Wilton has been re-elected to the Forest Growers Levy Trust board as a representative of growers of small plantation forests.

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Forest grower poll open

5 October 2015

Voting is now open for the person who will represent owners of smaller forests on the Forest Growers Levy Trust Board.

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Members sought for forest levy board

7 September 2015

Nominations are open for members of the Forest Growers Levy Trust board. There are vacancies for two members representing owners of large forests and one representing owners of smaller forests.

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