What we do

Forestlands Consulting has been operating for more than twenty years. The company was established to provide highly experienced forest industry-related consulting services. The company is based in Sydney, Australia. In addition to work thought-out Australia, Forestlands Consulting undertakes projects in South East Asia, Papua New Guinea, Chile, China, Canada and Europe.

Forestlands Consulting has expertise in temperate and tropical forest management, forest-based timber processing and related marketing and advocacy.

Forestlands Consulting’s client and project details are kept confidential unless project reports and/or other details are placed in the public domain by clients or with the consent of clients.

Who we are

Forestlands Consulting undertakes activities related to forest and plantation management practice, timber processing, product manufacturing, marketing and advocacy.

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Our alliances

Forestlands Consulting has an established network and expertise alliance across the range of activities. These arrangements bring together the skills of associates with speciality knowledge and capability.

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Our services & clients

Forestlands Consulting is able to provide an integrated range of services across the forest and timber sector. Clients are from across the entire forestry and timber products value chain, including forest and plantation management; timber processing and the downstream manufacturing of furniture and timber product consumer brands.

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About Us

Forestlands Consulting undertakes activities related to forest and plantation management practice, timber processing, product manufacturing, marketing and advocacy. Forestlands Consulting has expertise and offers consulting services in:

  • Public policy and liaison with governments
  • Research and development
  • Sustainable plantation and forest management practice
  • Timber technologies, processing and marketing
  • Tropical forestry policy and practice
  • Advisory, preparation of promotional collateral, graphic design and editorial
  • Business advocacy, marketing and promotion

Managing director John Halkett’s educational credentials include tertiary qualifications in forest science and public policy. He has held senior positions in government forest and conservation agencies in Australia and New Zealand. In addition, he has worked in the United States of America, Canada, Papua New Guinea, South East Asia, China, Africa and South America.

John also acts as the General Manager for the Australian Timber Importers Federation Inc www.atif.asn.au and is a director of specialist forest carbon development, management and trading company Leaf Carbon. He serves or has served on international and national forest industry-related entities.

He is also chairman of Sweetman Renewables Ltd. This company operates sawmilling, timber processing and biomass businesses in the Hunter Valley, NSW.

John writes extensively for forest-related publications in Australasia and elsewhere. He has written numerous scientific papers and has authored or coauthored six books. His seventh book is currently in press.

Our Alliances

Forestlands Consulting has an established network and expertise alliance across the range of activities. These arrangements bring together the skills of associates with speciality knowledge and capability.

Participants in the Forestlands Consulting alliance are widely experienced in their respective fields. Forestlands Consulting’s alliance mechanism offers clients a depth and breadth of expertise in a wide range of disciplines in forestry, timber processing, timber industry supply chain dynamics and related specialist fields.

Forestlands Consulting has a particular alliance with Leaf Carbon www.leafcarbon.com. Leaf Carbon provides specialist consulting advice on forest carbon development, management and trading. Consulting advice spans legal rights, economic modelling, liability issues, carbon estimation and monitoring, forest management, ecosystem enhancement, community benefit and market developments.

Services & Clients

Forestlands Consulting is able to provide an integrated range of services across the forest and timber sector. Previous and existing clients are from across the entire forestry and timber products value chain, including forest and plantation management; timber processing and the downstream manufacturing of furniture and timber product consumer brands.

Forestlands Consulting maintains strict confidentiality in relation to the names of clients and details of projects. Clients are from the following forestry, timber products and related sectors:

  • National forestry and rural land-related research and development corporations.
  • Forestry, timber products and timber-based manufacturing industry organisations and associations in Australia and South East Asia.
  • Industry timber products supply chain companies.
  • Forestry and timber processing equipment and machinery companies.
  • Forest and timber industry-related online magazines in Australia and South East Asia.

Contacts

Enquiries about consulting services, prospective projects and forest industry issues in Australia, South East Asia and elsewhere are invited.

Contact Us

General enquiries
PO Box 69
Potts Point
NSW 1335
Australia
Phone: +61 (0)2 9356 3826
info@forestlands.com.au

John Halkett
Phone: +61 (0)2 9356 3826
Mob: +61 (0)417 421 187
john.halkett@forestlands.com.au