An assessment of VicForest’s Finances

Another small community group, Healesville Environment Watch commissioned an economic assessment of VicForests economic performance, since its beginnings in 2004-5.

VicForests has racked up a loss of $22 million since it was formed – that means it costs us $1.50 for every cubic metre of wood it has logged.

VicForests self-righteously argues a net profit of $11.6 million over eight years. But it has also received gifts of $24.75 million – a net cost to the taxpayer of over $13 million!

Read the assessment report (PDF) here

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