Forestry industry council

Overview

The Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Act 2005 establishes the Forestry Industry Council, which is made up of members from industry and employee associations and government.

Membership

The Forestry Industry Council consists of an independent chairperson and the following nine members appointed by the Minister for Industrial Relations:

  • One member nominated by the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (non-voting member).
  • One person nominated by the Victorian Association of Forest Industries.
  • One person nominated by the Victorian Forest Products Association.
  • Two persons nominated by the Victorian Forest Contractors Association.
  • Two persons nominated by the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union.
  • Two persons nominated by VicForests.

Functions

The Forestry Industry Council is responsible for making recommendations to the Minister for Industrial Relations on commercial practices affecting forestry contractors.

The Forestry Industry Council is subject to the control and direction of the Minister for Industrial Relations in performing its specified functions, which include to advise and make recommendations on:

  • the content of codes of practice, rates and costs schedules and the information booklet
  • the development, publication and promotion of model contracts
  • any other matters relevant to harvesting and haulage contracts and the commercial practices generally engaged in by forestry contractors and hirers in relation to each other.

Page last updated: 20 July 2016