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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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New NSW building commissioner to speak at prefabAus

David Chandler OAM, the newly appointed NSW Building Commissioner who starts his new role today, will be one of the leading speakers at the prefabAUS 2019 conference which is on at the International Convention Centre in Sydney from 10-11 September. Source: Timberbiz Mr Chandler is wel
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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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Scion’s new timber innovation hub on the rise

Scion’s new innovation hub in New Zealand is taking shape with the three-storey building rising up as the massive timber components, assembled into diagonal grids, are secured in place. Source: Timberbiz Ready-to-assemble diagrid components arrived on site 26 July 2019. A specialist t
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David Chandler OAM appointed NSW Building Commissioner

Home owners will be better protected following the appointment of building and construction expert David Chandler OAM as NSW Building Commissioner. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the appointment of Mr Chandler was part of the NSW Government’s commitment to implementing the biggest ov
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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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Science and innovation grants open to young foresters

Australia’s young agricultural innovators, scientists and researchers wanting to make a difference in agriculture are invited to submit their innovative agricultural research project ideas for a chance to receive a share in up to $242,000 in grants. Source: Timberbiz Minister for Agri
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ForestFit project manager at AFCA

AFCA has appointed Sue Kennedy as ForestFit Project Manager. Ms Kennedy will be working out of New South Wales and will play a vital role in the delivery this important project. The role is supported and funded by the NSW Government. Source: Timberbiz The ForestFit Contractor Training
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