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Hyne welcomes Taiwanese importers

Hyne Timber welcomed Taiwanese visitors to the Tuan Mill near Maryborough for a tour of their manufacturing plant. Source: Timberbiz For more than 18 years, Hyne Timber has been exporting large volumes of processed, plantation softwood from both Maryborough (QLD) and Tumbarumba (NSW)
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Where is Daniel Andrews? Not at Heyfield

A worker from Heyfield’s timber mill has received more than 800 responses to a letter he wrote for the Victorian Premier at the weekend, but says he is yet to hear from Daniel Andrews. Anthony Wilkes, a supervisor at Australian Sustainable Hardwoods green mill, raised more than $25,00
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Federal Minister Ruston goes to Heyfield

Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston, met with Australian Sustainable Hardwoods and Australian Paper to re-affirm the Turnbull Government’s strong support for jobs and Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs). Source: Timberbiz “The overwhelming communi
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Kangaroo Island wharf tension mounts

Tension is building between Australia’s first publicly listed timber company and the country’s largest abalone producer, over a proposed multi-user wharf on Kangaroo island. Source: ABC Rural The Kangaroo Island Plantation Timber company first unveiled its plans for the $2
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Private plantation timber exports

The growth in environmentally certified private plantation forestry continues to gather pace with logs collecting at Macquarie Wharf as part of a new export operation. Source: The Mercury Neville Smith Forest Products subsidiary SmartFibre and SFM Forest Products are preparing to expo
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Whroo state forest in a tangle

An urgent review into the state government’s track-blocking policy has been ordered by the environment minister after a department deliberately tore down trees in protected crown land. Source: Bendigo Advertiser Hundreds of trees were recently destroyed in Whroo state forest by the De
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Chickens in a flap over Heyfield

Chicken farmers across Victoria fear the cost of producing chicken meat will escalate if Australian Sustainable Hardwoods’ timber mill closes at Heyfield. Source: Weekly Times As a byproduct of timber processing, sawdust and wood shavings from the mill are the major source of bedding
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Great Forest Park could create jobs

The creation of a long-mooted national park on Melbourne’s fringe could create hundreds of jobs by turning the area into an eco-tourism centre, an analysis has found. Source: The Age Commissioned by environment groups, the report by consultants the Nous Group estimates the propo
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Great Forest National Park numbers don’t add up

The peak body for the forest, fibre and wood products industry, the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) says the establishment of the proposed Great Forest National Park (GFNP) would have negative consequences, not only for the industry, but socially and economically for
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Government funds sought for major mill refit

The owner of Australia’s largest hardwood processor has asked the Victorian Government to fund a $40 million refit of the mill. Source: Timberbiz Australian Sustainable Hardwoods employs 250 people at Heyfield in Gippsland, but is threatening to close the mill due to a cut in na
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