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Call for nominations for Richard Stanton Awards for Excellence

Responsible Wood is calling for nominations in this year’s coveted Richard Stanton Memorial Award for Excellence in Forest Management or Chain of Custody. This is the fifth year of the award which pays tribute to a man who devoted his life to sustainable forest management in Australia
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Second round of NIFPI projects announced

Australia’s forestry industries will benefit from more than $2.4 million of new research through the second round of projects funded under the National Institute for Forest Products Innovation (NIFPI) centre in Mount Gambier. Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resource
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Woodsolutions SA seminar in timber applications

Timber has been used in various applications from residential housing, marine structures, and more recently mid-rise and multi-storey buildings. However, which species of timber and engineered timber product can be used in the various architectural and structural applications availabl
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Hyne application to terminate NSW Enterprise Agreement

Hyne Timber has lodged an application with the Fair Work Commission to terminate its Hyne Timber Tumbarumba Enterprise Agreement. Hyne Timber said it had not taken the decision lightly but believed it was in the best interests of the Tumbarumba Mill employees, the future of the busine
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Green Building Council new CEO

Sustainability industry leader Davina Rooney will join the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) as the new chief executive officer. The former general manager of sustainability and corporate procurement at one of Australia’s largest diversified property groups, Stockland, Ms Roo
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Asia Pacific flooring show in March

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR, the largest flooring tradeshow in the Asia Pacific and co-organised by VNU Exhibitions Asia, is welcoming visitors to register for the 2019 show taking place from March 26-28 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. Source: Timberbiz The show is expandin
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Australian made office furniture under pressure as items leap

Australia’s office furniture manufacturers are under increasing pressure from imports, the latest analysis from IndustryEdge shows. In 2018, imports lifted 20% to a record 1.450 million items, while the average import price fell more than 10% over the year. Source: Timberbiz “Our clie
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Solar panels installed, Spot Pallets sawmill almost ready

According the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) after years in the planning, Spot Pallets Saw Mill in Corryong, Victoria is only weeks away from unveiling its 258kW solar power initiative. Sources: Timberbiz, VAFI Owner Graham Walker has worked tirelessly on the millio
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Tall timber is changing the Perth skyline

Northbridge – Fremantle – Perth CBD: these are just a few of the WA locations set to have their skyline transformed by the construction of tall timber buildings in the very near future. The 2019 Built Evolution Conference, being held at Crown Perth on Thursday 4 April, will explore ho
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Hardwood log exports rose 35% in 2018

Australia’s log exports lifted 34.6% in 2018, totalling 793,130 m3. After supply-chain challenges, the month of December saw exports lift to almost 86,000 m3, very close to the monthly average of the last year. Source: IndustryEdge for Timberbiz Exports of hardwood logs are strategica
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