Farm Forestry - Northern Inland Forestry Investment Group


The Board has had a long association with developing and supporting the Forestry industry in the region. Stage one (1996-2000) and stage two (2001-2003) of the Regional Plantation Committee was funded through the Commonwealth and State. The current program was renamed the Northern Inland Forestry Investment Group, a reflection of the focus towards driving investment and opportunities for economic development through forestry in the region.


Major achievements to date have been the development of the Walcha Softwood Strategy, provision of education and training opportunities through field days and Internet tool kits to landholders, as well as the development and provision of information about the effects of new policy and legislation on the industry.


Contact details -

David Thompson
Project Manager
Northern Inland Forestry Investment Group
PO Box 1138
Mobile: 0419 681 818
Ph: 02 6771 3833
Fax: 02 6771 3528



DownloadEngineered woodlands for carbon, grazing, shelter, wood products and biodiversity (326 KB)


Further Resources



Northern Inland Private Softwood Resource and Market Opportunities

Report to Northern Inland Forestry Investment Group, March 2008 by Alex Jay.

Feasibility Study for Utilisation of Residual Wood in the Walcha Region June 2005, ESD Consulting Pty Ltd.


Information on Forestry Economics



"A Manual for Planted Farm Forestry for the Northern Inland of New South Wales". To obtain a CD copy of the Manual please email