22 July 2016: Finalising a Statement of Intent

To progress finalisation of its mid-year report to the Premier, the Taskforce Core Group met all day on Thursday 21 July in Abbotsford.

In line with the Taskforce Terms of Reference, the Core Group further refined the agreed opportunities for change: the establishment of new parks and reserves, threatened species, wood supply security, industry investment and growth, carbon, jobs and regional employment, regulatory revision and reform, the future shape of the industry and the future shape of conservation and the parks system.

The Core Group also reflected on shared challenges around process and timelines.

With the support of the Secretariat, the facilitation team, and the independent Chair, Professor Don Henry, the Core Group is, over the next week, working to finalise resolution of the mid-year report, and of short-term durability concerns.

Members of the Core Group will re-convene early next week.