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FPC revisits sandalwood trials

Forest Products Commission (FPC) staff members re-assessed previous Western Australian sandalwood trials to collect new data.Technical Support Manager Jon Brand said the sandalwood trials were established in semi-arid regions near Paynes Find (Ninghan and Burnerbinmah) and Menzies (Go
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June Roache reappointed to lead SA forest management

ForestrySA Board Chairperson June Roache has been reappointed for another term to lead the state’s forest management authority. South Australian Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said the reappointment of Ms Roache as ForestrySA’s Chair
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New federal secretary for forestry

Australia’s $24 billion forest products industry has welcomed the appointment of the new Secretary for Agriculture, Water and Environment Andrew Metcalfe AO and pays tribute to the outgoing Secretary Daryl Quinlivan. Source: Timberbiz This change occurred as a consequence of the reduc
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TDA hosts 2-day CLT and mill tour

Finding 20 of Australia’s leading architects, engineers, builders and developers in a Tumbarumba plantation forest, in the heart of the Forestry Corporation of NSW softwood pine plantations is not an everyday sight. But with as they increasing look to timber, Tumbarumba and the twin c
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Rocky ground for building approvals

Building approvals fell by 3.7% in the three months to October 2019 after several months of positive growth according to HIA Economist Angela Lillicrap. The Australian Bureau of Statistics recently released its monthly building approvals data covering all states and territories. Sourc
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Timber framing campaign

The Australian Forest Products Association has launched a new education and promotion campaign called ‘Timber Framing – The Ultimate Renewable’. The campaign promotes the many benefits of using renewable timber framing products to supply chain partners, builders and consumers. Source:
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Timber Release Plan – VicForests’ open house in Gippsland

VicForests is inviting the community to learn more about proposed changes to the Timber Release Plan (TRP) 2019 at an Open House in Traralgon on 11 December 2019. Regular revision of the TRP is an important part of VicForests’ routine planning for timber harvesting in Victoria’s east.
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PEFC General Assembly in Germany

Responsible Wood continues to grow from strength to strength, with the growth of the Australian scheme recognised during the PEFC General Assembly in Wurzburg, Germany. Source: Timberbiz The PEFC Family gathered to celebrate 20 years of PEFC, the world’s largest forest certification s
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Timber Queensland elects new board

Responding to regional opportunities and technical innovations ahead for the State’s $3.2 billion forest and timber industry, a broad representation of directors was elected at Timber Queensland’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), which was hosted at the ARC Future Timber Hub at the Unive
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Almost half of NSW north coast timber lost to bushfires

Between 40% and 50% of timber on the north coast of NSW has been lost to bushfires in November, and they are still burning. Some of those fires began in September and are still alight. Source: Timberbiz “It’s pretty horrific,” Maree McCaskill from Timber NSW said. “It will be burning
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