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A salute to 140 years of Hyne Timber

As a salute to Hyne Timber’s 140 years, long standing timber industry stakeholders came together for a grand luncheon at the Brisbane Tattersalls Club. Source: Timberbiz Representing Hyne Timber and the Hyne family, Optimisation Lead Kelly Hyne was invited to give a short speech inclu
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$28M for NSW will ease timber shortages

The NSW Government’s $28 million funding injection to grow farm forestry will help NSW farmers to become foresters and ease the state’s timber shortages amid record demand, according to Australian Forest Products Association NSW. Source: Timberbiz AFPA NSW Chief Executive Officer Vict
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On the Cusp of international stardom

Several countries were so impressed by Cusp at Expo 2020 Dubai that the innovative Tasmanian timber company has been invited to speak at international forums tasked with looking at the decarbonisation of building materials. Source: Timberbiz Cusp’s cross-laminated timber product, the
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Standards for Sustainable Forest Management workshops

In December 2021 Responsible Wood published the latest version of the AS/NZS 4708 Standard for Sustainable Forest Management – requirements. As part of the communication process, Responsible Wood Sustainability Manager Matt de Jongh is holding workshops and meetings throughout Austral
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Equinox Evolution attracts Tas Timber

Tasmanian Timber will be at Melbourne’s Equinox Evolution on Thursday, 30 June 2022 where you can meet industry expert Greg Nolan and see the award winning stall. Source: Timberbiz Equinox Evolution is for leading architectural, design, and specification industry professionals to expl
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Sydney prime site to house world’s tallest hybrid tower

Developer Milligan Group has unlocked one of Sydney CBD’s few remaining prime sites, with plans in the works to build the world’s tallest hybrid timber tower. Source: The Urban Developer The local developer, led by James Milligan, has received its first tentative tick of approval from
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Forestry Corp in trouble again with EPA and fined $15,000

Forestry Corporation of NSW has been fined $15,000 for allegedly failing to comply with a post bushfire condition imposed to protect critical habitat in a forest near Batemans Bay. Source: Timberbiz The Site-Specific Operating Condition required FCNSW to permanently retain all hollow
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Training for first responders on hold due to litigation at Forestec

Victoria’s emergency services personnel are unable to complete vital first responder training after activists placed an injunction of TAFE Gippsland’s Forestec Rowboat training coupe. In state parliament this week The Nationals’ Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath demanded
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Opinion: Dr Michelle Freeman – Tassie’s negative carbon emissions is harvesting and regrowing forests

Tasmania’s status as the only Australian state to achieve negative carbon emissions in 2020 is an amazing achievement and one that should be celebrated. However, there is more to the story than what you might have read in recent news. Tasmania’s carbon-negative position has been promo
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Friday analysis: Litigation won’t help put out fires

  There is possibly only one thing more dangerous than a bushfire breaking out and there being no fire brigade around to fight it. And that is probably an ill-equipped, poorly trained fire brigade being sent in to battle the blaze. Which begs the question as to why “third party l
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