Hon Damien O’Connor, in Committee, to move the following amendments:
Replace clause 9(1) (page 4, lines 17 to 19) with:
After clause 9(5) (page 5, after line 9), insert:
After clause 10(3)(a)(vi) (page 6, after line 4), insert:
This Supplementary Order Paper amends clause 9 to ensure the commercial value of the felled trees for the West Coast region and protect the conservation estate. This amendment ensures that West Coasters will have preferred access to the trees to create the jobs from this one-off event.
A new clause 10(3)(a)(vii) is inserted requiring the Director-General to be satisfied before they grant an authorisation that the additional volume of timber will be released in a managed way so as best to avoid a collapse in indigenous timber values and undermine existing West Coast business operations. Without such consideration the potential flooding of the market and effects on price and jobs would undermine local jobs rather than increase opportunities and so undermine the intention of this Bill.