Summary of audited key performance indicators

This year, we reviewed our key performance indicators (KPIs) to ensure they aligned with the new McGowan Government’s goals and the Forest Management Plan 2014-2023 (FMP).

In addition, over the last two years there has been a shift in the FPC’s focus to concentrate more on the core business of expanding the plantation estate as well as increasing internal efficiencies in all aspects of our business. The organisation has also undergone a functional review and structural change to facilitate the planned efficiencies.

Consequently, the FPC’s existing KPIs have been amended and now offer greater coverage. 

Several new KPIs are being reported for the first time focusing on operational efficiency and improved business outcomes, environmental performance and healthy stakeholder relationships. These new indicators have been clearly identified. Some existing indicators have also been expanded to provide greater coverage. Changes to these indicators have also been identified. KPIs that are to be discontinued next financial year are reported separately to provide continuity from previous years.

As a result we are reporting against 10 new KPIs, which are indicated below.

Key effectiveness indicators

Status   Target Actual
Existing 1. Quantity of native forest hardwood log timber harvested compared to FMP sustainable levels and targets (sawlog and other bole volume separately)
  First and second grade sawlogs (m3)    
  Jarrah 132,000 81,451
  Karri 59,000 34,111
  Other bole volume (m3)    
  Jarrah 292,000 190,313
  Karri 164,000 133,770
  Marri 140,000 14,346
  Harvest of sandalwood does not exceed Order in Council    
  Green 1,125 1,023
  Dead 1,125 690
Existing 2. Effectiveness of forest regeneration
  Karri 95 % 100 %
  Sandalwood 50,000 -
  Jarrah 90 % 73 %
Existing 3. The achievement of thinning schedules
  Karri 1,230 724
  Softwood 95 % 86 %
  Sandalwood 2,007 -
New 4. All aspects of road construction within guidelines 90 % 100 %
New 5. All operations commence with required approvals 100 % 100 %
New 6. Independent certification maintained 100 % 100 %
New 7. Planned fire break activities achieved  90 % 88 %
Existing 8. Area of softwood plantation established against target 100 % 52 %
New 9. Expansion of the plantation estate 95 % 100 %
Status   Native forest Plantations
New 10. Increase in low-value resource delivered to and processed by local markets    
  Domestic 228,894 213,506
  Woodchip export 149,249 30,182
  Log export - 37,454
Status   Target ($'000s) Actual ($'000s)
Existing 11. Operating profit $2,876 $6,612

Key efficiency indicators

Status   Target Actual
New 1. Timeliness of response to Ministerial requests and Parliamentary Questions 90 % 91 %
New 2. Timeliness of response to stakeholder concerns or complaints 90 % 96 %
New 3. All high-value sawlog resource processed locally 100 % 100 %
Existing 4. Green sandalwood roots as a percentage of green sandalwood harvested 25 % 34 %
Existing 5. Log delivery consistent with contractual obligations
  Native forest 98 % 92 %
  Plantations  98 % 100 %
  Sandalwood 98 % 83 %
Status     Actual
New 6. Cost per dollar of revenue generated    
  Native forest   $0.99
  Plantations    $0.92
  Sandalwood   $0.65