Australian Forestry Standard under review

Date: 08-Jun-12
Author: Chris Philpot

The Australian Forestry Standard (AS4708) is currently being reviewed consistent with Standards Australia requirements. The review is being undertaken by a Standards Review Committee made up of individuals with a broad range of interests and expertise in relation to forest management.

The Committee released a revised draft standard for public comment in March and the comment period closed in May. Approximately thirty detailed submissions were received from stakeholders. The majority of the submissions were broadly supportive of the content of the revised draft Standard but they included more than 500 specific comments or suggestions about how the draft could be further improved.

The Committee will meet in June to consider the submissions before releasing a further refined draft for a second comment period.

Planet Ark sits on the Standard's Review Committee for the Australian Forestry Standard.