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Mirboo North and VicForests to meet over concerns

VicForests has preliminary plans for three areas of state forest in the Mirboo North area, which have been zoned as suitable for timber harvesting. Source: Timberbiz According to VicForests planning for these areas will ensure any environmental values, such as streams and threatened s
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Turnbull announces timber development plan at AFPA dinner

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the development of a comprehensive plan to support the growth and sustainability of the Australian timber industry over the coming decades. Source: Timberbiz In presenting the keynote address to a gathering of some 500 forest industry leaders
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Victorian Forest Industries night of nights 

The countdown to the Victorian Association of Forest Industries [VAFI] Annual Industry Dinner 2017, is on, with tickets for the event on sale now. Source: Timberbiz Tim Johnston, CEO of VAFI, said this year the dinner, being held on Friday 17 November, will be a great celebration of t
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Small scale timber growers get government assistance

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has welcomed the Australian Government’s decision to provide funding for two farm forestry cooperatives that will assist small-scale timber growers to collaboratively promote, process and sell their sustainably grown wood products. Sou
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Recognising high standards in forestry

A new national program to recognise professional businesses operating to high standards in the forest industry, was launched at an event in Launceston. Source: Timberbiz Speaking at the launch event, Diana Lloyd, General Manager of ForestWorks, said the Forestry Better Business offers
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Two new directors needed for AFS

Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) has vacant positions for two Independent directors. Source: Timberbiz Each director is expected to bring to the role a strong background in sustainability, especially in the areas of the built environment, specification and design and an extensive ne
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FWPA’s multimedia ad campaign delivers

A recent series of 15 second commercials showing different applications of wood and their benefits, boosted by online content marketing, have achieved results. Source: Timberbiz The results exceed media industry averages and increased the number of consumers who say they are more like
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Mass Timber – Post and Beam Buildings Free Full Day Seminar

With the race to the tallest timber building comes a form of building construction that has surprised the design world in its cost, speed of construction and beauty. Source: Timberbiz This form of building design is Post and Beam construction made from Mass Timber. An all-day seminar
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Australian forestry’s carbon storage potential recognised 

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has congratulated the Federal Government for finalising the method covering new forest plantations under the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF). Describing the development as a great outcome, AFPA CEO Ross Hampton said finalisation of the
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Nathan Trushell permanent CEO of VicForests

Nathan Trushell has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of VicForests following a successful period of acting CEO. Source: Timberbiz VicForests’ Board Chair, Michael Humphris, said Mr Trushell brings a wealth of experience in the Victorian native timber industry. “It is with gre
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