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The complexity of timber harvesting across multiple fronts

Australia is home to 134 million hectares of forests covering approximately 17% of the land area, and storing an estimated 10.5 billion tonnes of carbon, with 98.8% held in native forests. Source: Architecture & Design Of the 132 million hectares of native forest primarily dominat
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Bedford installs state-of-the-art timber equipment

Bedford has officially unveiled new state-of-the-art equipment at its timber manufacturing facility in Mount Gambier, as part of a $7m investment in the region.  Source: SE Voice The upgrade is set to double production capacity, drive greater efficiencies and broaden timber processing
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Responsible Wood strengthens ties in Queensland

Responsible Wood Sustainability Manager, Matt de Jongh, recently visited Brisbane to strengthen partnerships and advocate for sustainable practices in the timber industry. Source: Timberbiz His agenda included meetings with key industry players and participation in the Sustainable Ind
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NHVR on track in Queensland

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is on track to transition responsibility for delivering heavy vehicle regulatory services, including on-road compliance and enforcement, from the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR), on 20 April 2024. Source: Timberbiz NH
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Allianz insurance on the emerging risk of mass timber

Mass timber has the potential to be a critical building component for the cities of the near future given the need for the construction sector to reduce its reliance on concrete and steel to lower its Co2 emissions. However, as this market grows and mass timber buildings evolve to gre
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FWCA at Primex Field Days

Forest and Wood Communities Australia (FWCA) will be participating in the upcoming Primex Field Days, a significant event that fosters crucial connections between the agriculture sector, timber communities, forestry industries, and the everyday individual. Source: Timberbiz Primex Fie
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Engineered Wood Products welcomes Diana Hallam to the fold

The Engineered Wood Products Association of Australasia has welcomed the appointment of Diana Hallam as the new Australian Forest Products Association Chief Executive Officer which it says comes at an important time for the renewable timber products sector. Source: Timberbiz “Diana ha
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Hardwood alliance doing the hard work in Western Victoria

Western Victoria’s new plantation hardwood strategic alliance, GT Hardwood, is actively educating the community on its plans to invest in new plantation trees to meet the world’s growing consumption for fibre-based products and mitigate the continued decline in resource. Source: Timbe
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Builders ready for 1.2 million build but clearer policies are needed

Australia has a significant under supply of housing which is universally recognised. And to address this the Federal, State and Territory Governments have committed to a ‘Housing Accord’ to build 1.2 million much needed homes over the next five years. Source: Timberbiz HIA Managing Di
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Scion joins ARC Advanced Timber Hub

Scion has become a member of The Australian Research Council (ARC) Advance Timber Hub. This five-year, $16.5 million research initiative was recently launched at The University of Queensland, Australia in the presence of industry leaders, academic partners, and government officials in
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