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Tarpeena mill progress report

District Council of Grant Mayor, Richard Sage and acting council CEO Jane Fetherstonhaugh toured the Tarpeena, South Australia mill to view progress together with Timberlink CEO Ian Tyson on 7 August. They witnessed the significant technological upgrades that are turning the Tarpeena
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Show of support for native forestry in Maryborough

Maryborough in Queensland will show its support for the native forestry industry this Sunday with its Hardwood is Good event to be held at the Granville Soccer Club in Banana Street. The event will be attended by a number of state politicians and senior industry officials. The industr
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KIPT’s Smith Bay port a high priority for SA Freight Council

A timber export port for Kangaroo Island has been listed as a “high priority” for the State by Peak industry body SA Freight Council. Smith Bay already has a secure cargo – $60m annually in timber. Source:  Timberbiz In its Moving Freight 2019 report, submitted to Infrastructure SA, t
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WA joins Tasmania and adopts Wood Encouragement Policy

Western Australia has joined Tasmania to become the second state government to adopt a state-wide Wood Encouragement Policy (WEP). A WEP requires responsibly sourced wood be considered, where feasible, as the primary construction material in all new-build and refurbishment projects. S
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Be prepared for a tough bushfire season ahead

It may be chilly at the moment but Australians are being urged to work with their community, neighbours and friends to prepare for another tough bushfire season. Minister for Natural Disaster and Emergency Management David Littleproud said all parts of Australia were vulnerable becaus
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Tasmanian Timber Awards announced

Tasmanian timber is known as some of the best in the world and its forest management practices score highly, and so the industry was recognised at the inaugural Tasmanian Timber Awards in Launceston recently. Source: Timberbiz The 2019 Tasmanian Timber Awards saw 40 finalists across 1
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Revised Forestry Log Haulage Code available for comment

Following feedback on the Forestry Log Haulage Registered Code of Practice during December 2018 – March 2019 a revised draft (DRAFT Log Haulage Code August 2019) has been prepared. The revised Draft Log Haulage Code August 2019 has taken into consideration feedback and submissio
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IPCC report relies on forestry for change

An intergovernmental report on climate change released late last week highlights the need for a whole-of-landscape approach to tackling climate change, and the vital role the agriculture and forestry sector can play in reducing emissions and storing carbon, according to Climate Proofi
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Proof of certification simplified for construction

Acknowledging and rewarding environmentally sustainable choices made in the construction industry is becoming increasingly important as the demand for greater sustainability grows among end consumers, government, developers and specifiers. Source: Timberbiz The most effective way for
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Holding up the Murtoa Stick Shed

Australia is home to some outlandish and iconic ‘Big Things’ like the Big Banana, the Giant Koala and the Big Prawn but there’s one that really needs to go on the Lonely Planet’s list of Australia’s Big Things…The Mighty Murtoa Stick Shed in the Wimmera, Victoria. Sources: VAFI, Timbe
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