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Australian Timber Design Award winners

The Annual Australian Timber Design Award winners for 2018 were announced in Sydney on 16 October, and FJMT was crowned overall winner for its work on Bunjil Place. Source: Timberbiz Located in Casey’s entertainment district, just south-east of Melbourne’s CBD, Bunjil Place contains a
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AFCA Hall of Fame

The Australian Forest Contractors Association (AFCA) is holding its Hall of Fame dinner on 23 November. The presentations recognise the pioneers and legends of the timber industry through admittance to the Hall of Fame in three categories of recognition – Hall of Fame Life Member, Ind
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Forest Growers NZ announce research award winners

The Forest Growers Research Awards were announced in Tauranga, New Zealand. They have been awarded each year since 2011 to recognise outstanding achievements in forest growing research. Six awards were made in 2018. Source: Timberbiz Research Award for Communication and Sector Engagem
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XLam says CLT is on the J curve

CLT will surge through a range of big and small buildings before settling into a sustainable presence in the middle-range market, according to a senior executive from XLam. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz Dr Paul Kremer, the company’s head of marketing, strategy and sustainabilit
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Government to get tough with Australian Forestry Standards

The Federal Government has foreshadowed a tough approach towards retailers who refuse to sell goods certified under the internationally recognised Australian Forestry Standard (AFS). Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz The Assistant Minister for Agriculture, Senator Richard Colbeck,
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Government’s one billion trees plan inadequately supported

The Federal Government’s $20 million forestry plan to plant one billion trees is a big policy step, but is inadequate as it amounts to only two cents per tree. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz That was a key point made by the chairman of the Australian Forest Products Association,
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Prince of Wales Award for Sustainable Forestry

The New Zealand Institute of Forestry has announced that David Saathof has been awarded The Prince of Wales Award for Sustainable Forestry in 2018. Source: Timberbiz This award recognises engagement in the principles and practice of sustainable forest management including policy, plan
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Healthy Homes to showcase CLT build

See a spectacular new Sydney CLT build on Network Ten’s Healthy Homes this Saturday. Source: Timberbiz Take a first look into Sydney architect James Fitzpatrick’s spectacular new home on Network Ten’s long running lifestyle series Healthy Homes Australia. The show will air on Sa
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Queensland Timber Industry Awards finalists

On 13 October TABMA Queensland will be hosting the Queensland Timber Industry Awards in Brisbane. This is the only industry event of its kind for the Queensland Timber Industry and is the one chance to showcase and recognise the industry’s finest. Source: Timberbiz Held in the P
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Nominations for Regional Forestry Collaborative Leadership Program

The inaugural 2018 For Our Future, Regional Forestry Collaborative Leadership Program, was an outstanding success, delivering professional-level leadership development to industry participants. Your company is invited to become involved in the 2019. Source: Timberbiz FWPA members have
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