Community Forestry Support Package VIC

This program provides funding to Forest Produce Licensees and firewood operators with a VicForests Timber Sales Agreement ahead of Forest Produce Licenses for commercial timber production ending on 30 June 2024.
Open
Closes in 14 days

Closing date: Friday 28 June 2024 Fri 28 Jun 2024

What do you get?

Funding varies.

Who is this for?

Victorian community forestry operators and non-contractor firewood customers who are significantly impacted by the native timber industry transition.

Overview

The Community Forestry Support Package is a payment the Victorian Government will make to Forest Produce Licensees and firewood operators with a VicForests Timber Sales Agreement for:

  • a volume compensation payment
  • a payment of up to $1 million for non-fully depreciated plant and equipment used for native timber harvesting or processing operations
  • a reimbursement payment for any employee statutory redundancy costs.

Check if you can apply

To be eligible to apply for one or more components within the package, applicants must either be:

  • a community forestry operator that holds a Forest Produce Licence or Forest Produce Agreement issued or administered by VicForests for timber supply in 2022-23 and/or 2023-24, that is not for the sole purpose of storm or bushfire salvage operations, as a one-off FPL or FPA for a defined period of time for a specific location
  • a non-contractor firewood customer that is party to a Timber Sale Agreement with VicForests for timber supply in 2023-24.

Applicants must also:

  • hold a current registered Australian business number (ABN)
  • declare that they meet all industrial relations obligations as an employer in accordance with national employment standards.

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