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30,000 hectares of Crown Land and State Forest in conservation plan

More than 30,000 hectares of NSW state forests, including the iconic Gardens of Stone will be transformed into a new eco-tourism and adventure destination on the edge of the Blue Mountains near Lithgow. Source: Timberbiz The centrepiece of the investment will be the Lost City Adventur
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ABARES position paper on forest reporting for the future

ABARES Australia’s State of the Forests Report – 2023 and beyond position paper identifies drivers for change in the mechanism of forest reporting through including increasing user expectations for access to current forest data, and access to information and analysis in digital, onlin
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Nationals Push to the Bush

Australia’s forest industries have welcomed the Federal Nationals’ push to grow jobs and population in regional Australia. Source: Timberbiz Australian Forest Products Association Chief Executive Officer Ross Hampton said that the timber industry could play a key role driving regional
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Lecture series at Mount Gambier to explore opportunities in Green Triangle

The Green Triangle has the ability to “build the nation” and is setting on a new partnership with landowners to realise growing market opportunities. With national and global demand for wood products set to quadruple by 2050, the Green Triangle Forest Industries Hub (GTFIH) has commit
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Tumbarumba prepares for new fire season

Forestry Corporation has put 40 new firefighting recruits through their paces at its Tumbarumba training camp in preparation for the fire season ahead. New recruits and contractors from North Coast, Mid North Coast, Bathurst, Deniliquin, Batemans Bay, Eden, Bombala, Tumut, Moss Vale a
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FWP new board member to add construction to the mix

An experienced construction specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry for 38 years has been to the Forest & Wood Products Australia Board. Brisbane-based Yvonne Pengilly was elected at the FWPA’s online AGM and Stephen Dadd, Katie Fowden
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Victorian Supreme Court dismisses Friends of the Forest case

The Victorian Supreme Court has dismissed a case against VicForests brought by Kinglake Friends of the Forest Inc. Kinglake was granted an injunction in June last year halting VicForests’ operations after it alleged that VicForests had breached logging regulations in 14 coupes in the
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Opinion: Nick Steel – Tasmanian forestry isn’t damaging the state’s brand

Surely the complete hypocrisy of the Tasmanian Greens and a handful of tourism operators latest claim, that Tasmanian forestry is damaging the Tasmanian brand, is not lost on the public. Native forestry and tourism in Tasmania are now and always have been intrinsically linked and comp
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Friday analysis: It’s forestry that helps not hinders tourism industry

It is a fact that many of the roads, parks, walking trails and bike paths in our native forest regions across Australia are only there because of the forestry industry. The industry keeps the roads and tracks clear, and, in many cases, helps fund and create facilities. When tourists g
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Timber pallet shortage can be managed by forestry

A national shortage of timber pallets used to transport consumer goods, from food to electronics and even beer, further demonstrates just how important our national forest industries are to provide timber and fibre products, according to the Australian Forest Products Association. Sou
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