The Djarlma Plan for the Western Australian forestry industry is inspired by the Noongar concept of Djarlma, which reflects the interconnected relationship of people with forests and woodlands.
The Plan provides a strategic framework for long-term regional economic well-being to foster ecologically sustainable development and provide social and environmental benefits.
The Djarlma Plan is underpinned by four, interdependent strategic priorities that aim to integrate traditional with scientific knowledge. These priorities are:
The Djarlma Plan was developed under the guidance of a multidisciplinary independent panel including Dr Lyndall Bull, Ross Holt, Oral McGuire, Dr Chrissy Sharp and Ian Telfer.
It encourages collaboration within and between government agencies, within and between private sector organisations, and between the government and the private sector.
Key actions have been set out in the First Stage Implementation Plan. FIFWA and the Forest Products Commission are jointly responsible for ensuring the actions are completed, and monitoring progress against the plan.