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Austral Plywoods jumping through hoops for responsible forestry

Using 100% Hoop Pine, sourced from HQPlantations, which is a Responsible Wood certified softwood plantation in South East Queensland, Austral Plywoods manufactures a wide range of panel products, specialising in marine plywood and appearance grade plywoods. Source: Timberbiz The produ
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Responsible Wood to tour NZ in preparation for joint standard

Responsible Wood will travel to New Zealand as impetus builds towards an historic joint Australian and New Zealand standard for Sustainable Forest Management. Meeting with New Zealand government officials, the New Zealand Green Building Council and a range of PEFC accredited Sustainab
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AFPA calls for 400,000 hectares of trees to be planted

Changes to the National Construction Code (NCC) will create expanded opportunities for designers, developers and builders to develop innovative mid-rise timber buildings. However, this positive development again reinforces the need for focus on future timber supply and getting more tr
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New National Construction Code to increase demand for timber products 

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) released the preview version of the 2019 National Construction Code (NCC) that increases the range of buildings, up to an effective height of 25m, in which fire-protected timber construction systems can be used. The new Classes add schools, r
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Private Native Forestry – An Open letter to Queensland Government

The Queensland Hardwood Timber Industry is coming under increasing pressure from many directions. Demand for timber products is increasing at a rapid rate and Queensland has the potential to become a significant supplier and processor of world-class, sustainable and durable wood. Sour
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IFA and AFG merger to create a body with more punch

The Institute of Foresters of Australia has voted overwhelmingly to merge with Australian Forest Growers, creating a body with potentially more punch in the forest industry. More than 90% of IFA voters supported the merger, at an extraordinary general meeting last week. The AFG had al
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Olympic keynote speaker for FTMA conference

The Frame & Truss Manufacturers Association of Australia (FTMA) has announced that they have locked in soldier-turned-sporting superstar, Curtis McGrath as the key note speaker for the 2019 FTMA Australia National Conference. FTMA Australia made the decision to include a key note
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WA Forest Products Commission tenders

  The Forest Products Commission in Western Australia (FPC) is currently running tenders for the sale of karri and marri industrial wood, auditing and certification services and the provision of forestry inventory services. Source: Timberbiz The FPC is seeking submissions to ente
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Hyne celebrates start of new GLT plant

Hyne Timber was joined by the Acting Premier and Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, the Honourable Cameron Dick, local member, Bruce Saunders MP and Mayor, George Seymour to officially turn the first sod ahead of construction of its new Glue La
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National Farmers’ drive to encourage tree planting

The National Farmers Federation has a forestry expert running the government and industry drive to encourage farmers to plant more trees to alleviate Australia’s plantation shortage. Warwick Ragg, the NFF’s general manager of natural resource management, was the chief executive of Aus
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