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Prefab timber opportunities for Tasmania

There are hopes Tasmania’s timber industry may find a new path to profitability, with the increasing use of prefabricated timber structures in major building projects. Source: ABC News Associate Professor Greg Nolan from the University of Tasmania said European and US builders w
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Intergrain Timber Vision is far sighted

The sheer number of entrants for the 2015 Intergrain Timber Vision Awards gives weight to the argument that there is a resurgence of timber use in Australian architecture. Source: Architecture & Design With 124 entries across five categories in 2015 the Intergrain Timber Vision Aw
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Steering a positive course in mid-rise construction

A recent Timber Opportunities in Mid-Rise Construction Symposium unanimously agreed that this new market holds an ‘opportunity’ for wood products and systems. Source: Timberboz Many saw the symposium as the start of a journey, now the focus is on establishing a “hands on”
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Ta Ann to source private forestry timber

Ta Ann Tasmania says the private forest industry will be a vital source of timber as the company ramps up production at its new plywood plant in the north-west. Source: ABC Rural The new $16.4 million-dollar Smithton mill was co-funded with a $7.5 million-dollar Commonwealth grant and
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Queensland plantation operations code of practice

Queensland timber plantation owners and operators can now access the Timber Plantation Operations Code of Practice for Queensland, a guide that outlines how to comply with all laws and with accepted principles for sound plantation management. Source: Timberbiz Rod McInnes, CEO Timber
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Alleged misconduct at Senate inquiry into investment schemes

The chairman of a Senate inquiry into forestry managed investment schemes is alleging criminal conduct by some of the parties involved. Source: ABC Rural Tasmanian Greens Senator Peter Whish Wilson also questioned the integrity of some banks and financial advisers. He said some advise
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NZ inventors sell to Chile

Dale Ewers’ leading steep slope logging innovations is keeping loggers alive. The bonus is they have also caught the eye of Chilean foresters. Source: Stuff.co.nz Ewers, the chief executive of DC Equipment, and Moutere Logging, flew out to South America with DC Equipment’s
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SA workers at loggerheads with OneFortyOne

Workers at the state-run Forestry SA are refusing to accept a transfer to a private company because their existing redundancy entitlements were left off the new contract. Source: 9News OneFortyOne Plantations is set to take over from Forestry SA in managing forests and timber plantati
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Pro-logging debate for national parks

Vulnerable native species would benefit if New South Wales’ national parks were opened up to controlled logging, according to the state’s timber industry. Source: ABC News Timber NSW says controlled logging should be allowed in the state’s national parks and Crown la
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Logsafe to track and monitor workers

A safety management system designed to support forestry workers is not a “silver bullet” but it will help reduce dangers that loggers face in the industry. Source: Stuff.co.nz Mike Alexander, director of Fast Harvesting Ltd, figured if dog collars could be used to track hu
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