Forestry Minister Kim Chance today opened the new Forest Products Commission’s (FPC) Bunbury office, following several years of temporary accommodation.
“Forestry is a significant industry in the South-West and it is appropriate that the FPC has an identifiable base in the region to increase its profile,” Mr Chance said.
“In the past year, this office has processed delivery notes for native and plantation timbers valued at $78.65million.
“The new premises will allow for greater cohesion and efficiencies between the different sections of FPC, bringing the plantation operations, administration, technical services, business development and forest practices office under the one roof.
“The FPC Bunbury staff have done a great job in co-ordinating the refurbishment and expansion of what was the former Main Roads Department premises.”
Mr Chance said about 35 staff would work in the building, which cost $700,000 to redevelop.
The FPC has 17 offices throughout the State, with five located in the South-West at Bunbury, Harvey, Collie, Manjimup and Nannup.
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