The Levy Vote

Have your say on how your levy is spent.


The levy started in 2014 and was set for six years. Forest growers are now voting to renew the levy for another six years from late 2019 to 2025.

The levy proposal includes increasing the maximum levy rate by 3 cents from 30 cents to 33 cents per tonne. The board of the Forest Growers Levy Trust has also provided to reduce the lowest levy rate option from 27 cents to 24 cents.

Levy investment in the Work Programme in 2018 was $8.2m and is budgeted for $8.8m this year.

The levy vote is balanced so it is fair to small and large scale forest owners. It relies on both so the number of votes cast and the area of forested area to both be in a majority for the levy to come into effect.

If you are a forest owner and you are able to harvest trees before the end of 2025 then you are eligible to vote now.

Read these fact sheets to find out more about the levy vote:

The Levy Vote