Summary of audited key performance indicators

For the 2019-2020 financial year the Forest Products Commission (FPC) made some changes to the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). While there has been no material change to the FPC’s goals, services and desired outcomes or their alignment with State Government goals, five KPIs have been changed to improve wording and relevance. Three KPIs offered limited value as a KPI and were removed. These were: 1) all aspects of road construction within guidelines; 2) planned firebreak activities achieved; and 3) increase in low-value resource delivered to and processed by local markets. Two new KPIs have been introduced including one related to fire protection. All the KPIs have a strong focus on sustainability.

The KPIs are designed to measure the FPC’s performance against our responsibilities. This includes a contribution to the achievement of State Government goals, adhering to the requirements of the Forest Management Plan 2014-2023 (FMP), and ensuring we meet compliance requirements. The FPC is focused on forest management delivering social, environmental and economic benefits to Western Australian communities.

An overview of the 2019-2020 KPI results is provided below. New and adjusted KPIs adopted for 2019-2020 reporting are indicated. Note that some KPIs are reported for the previous calendar year rather than financial year.

Key effectiveness indicators

  Target Actual
1. Quantity of native forest hardwood log timber harvested compared to FMP sustainable levels and targets*
First and second-grade jarrah and karri sawlogs*
Jarrah - cumulative total from 2014 to 2019 792 (m3 '000s) 469 (m3 '000s)
Karri - cumulative total from 2014 to 2019 354 (m3 '000s) 284 (m3 '000s)
Other bole volume for jarrah, karri and marri*
Jarrah - cumulative total from 2014 to 2019 1,752 (m3 '000s) 998 (m3 '000s)
Karri - cumulative total from 2014 to 2019 984 (m3 '000s) 747 (m3 '000s)
Marri - cumulative total from 2014 to 2019 840 (m3 '000s) 78 (m3 '000s)
2. Harvest of sandalwood does not exceed licence limits (adjusted)
Green and dead wood sandalwood harvest 2,250 tonnes 2,066 tonnes
3. Effectiveness of forest regeneration
Karri* 95% of regeneration requiring no remedial action 100% of regeneration required no remedial action
Jarrah* 90% of areas cutover for regeneration completed in 30 months 42% of areas cutover for regeneration completed in 30 months
Sandalwood Annual cumulative average of 50,000 seedlings established Average cumulative average over the last 9 years is approx. 42,000 seedlings established
4. The achievement of thinning schedules
Karri* 1,230 hectares per annum for first thinning 1,066 hectares of first thinning in 2019
Softwood plantations 95% of softwood plantations are thinned within guidelines 74% of softwood plantations thinned within guidelines
Sandalwood plantations 586 hectares thinned 0 hectares thinned
5. All operations commence with required approvals
  100% of operations commence with pre-operation planning approval 100% of operations commenced with pre-operation planning approval
6. Independent certification maintained
  Certified maintained Certified maintained
7. Management of native forest fuel loads adjacent to priority pine plantations (new) 
  Annual increase in the percentage of native forest fuel loads (adjacent to FPC's priority pine plantations) under six years of age There was an increase in the percentage of native forest fuel loads (adjacent to FPC's priority pine plantations) under six years of age
8. Softwood plantations planted in the previous winter meet minimum stocking levels (adjusted)*
  95% of the total softwood plantations planted in the previous winter are compliant with minimum stocking levels 87% of the total softwood plantations planted in the previous winter were compliant with minimum stocking levels
9. First and second rotation softwood planting targets are achieved (adjusted)*
  3,174 hectares (first and second rotation combined) 2,775 hectares (first and second rotation combined)
10. Native forest resource processed locally (excluding any trials or research undertaken) (adjusted)
  100% of native resource processed locally 100% of native resource was processed locally
11. Log deliveries meet customer orders (adjusted)  
Plantations Variance of no greater than 10% Variance was no greater than 10%
Native forest Variance of no greater than 10% Variance was no greater than 10%
12. Sandalwood sales orders (new)  
  100% of sandalwood sales orders are met 98% of sandalwood sales orders were met
13. Green sandalwood roots as a percentage of green sandalwood harvested
  Total green volume includes a minimum of 25% roots Total green volume included 21% roots

* Reported for previous calendar year

Key efficiency indicators

  Target Actual
1. Timeliness of response to stakeholder concerns or complaints
  95% of responses provided on time 97% of responses provided on time
2. Timeliness of initial response to Ministerial requests and Parliamentary Questions
  95% of responses provided on time 100% of responses provided on time
3. Operating profit
  (56) ($'000s) 890 ($'000s)
4. Cost per dollar of revenue generated
Native forest Decrease over time Same as the previous year
Plantations Decrease over time Decrease from the previous year
Sandalwood Decrease over time Increase from the previous year