The North Coast Environment Council (NCEC) said it did not think any good would come from a trial of new timber industry environmental regulations. Source: ABC News The rules aim to simplify environmental protections around logging operations. They will be trialled for three months in
A logging factory in Nelson has been fined over $NZ50,000 after one of its workers was injured while trying to clear a log jam on a conveyor belt by hand. Source: The New Zealand Herald Nelson Pine Industries Limited was sentenced at the Nelson District Court for failing to take all p
The Forestry Corporation will see if it can increase red gum logging in the south west of New South Wales through a grant from the Murray Darling Regional Economic Diversification Fund. Source: ABC News The region’s red gum timber industry took a knock in 2010 when loggers were
Australia is still behind the rest of the world when it comes to bioenergy projects and we should be doing more to expand our use of the new technology according to Ecotech Alliance. Source: Timberbiz According to Australian based Ecotech Alliance, the European Union, the UK, the Unit
The Housing Industry Association (HIA) has welcomed the national focus on increasing housing supply in order to address affordability pressures. Source: Timberbiz “Shelter is a basic human requirement, and access to affordable housing underpins our capacity to prosper and contribute t
Curtin University researchers will use advanced laser techniques to measure a 400-year-old King Jarrah tree at Nanga in Western Australia. Source: Timberbiz Using LiDAR technology, Associate Professor Grant Wardell-Johnson and his team will use the data to produce 3D models of the 46.
The Tasmanian Government has increased the level of debt it will guarantee for the state-owned forestry business. Source: ABC News Tasmanian Treasurer Peter Gutwein has revealed he signed off on another Letter of Comfort for Forestry Tasmania (FT) in February, increasing the debt leve
Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Forest Products Association, Ross Hampton will speak on ‘Australian Forest Industries – Sunset or Sunrise?’ at the Forest Industry Council’s (FIC) annual dinner on 19 June. Source: Timberbiz The dinner will be held at The Club in Tumut.
Frame 2015, which was held in early June, set the scene for opportunities and ongoing challenges for the industry to move prefab timber construction to a new level of acceptance and participation in Australia’s growing building industry. Source: Timberbiz This year’s conference,
The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has announced the winners of this year’s summer 2015 Green Dream Internship program. Source: CNW Fifteen students are receiving a scholarship and an iPad mini to help them blog about their adventures as interns in Canada’s f