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T3 Collingwood wins award with the last of Vic hardwood timber

A 15-storey office tower, with a six-star energy rating, manufactured in Heyfield has won the Australian Institute of Architects 2024 Vic Chapter Awards – Commercial Architecture category. Source: Timberbiz The striking T3 Collingwood building claims the title of Australia’s tallest t
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FWPA seeks three non-executive directors

Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) is seeking to appoint three non-executive directors to its skills-based board at its next Annual General Meeting in November. Source: Timberbiz An independent Director Selection Committee established under the company’s constitution will consi
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Tree breeding growth in Mount Gambier

  Tree Breeding Australia in Mount Gambier is set to continue to grow as a leader in Australia’s forestry genetics research with thanks to funding committed by the State Government. Source: Timberbiz The SA Government and Tree Breeding Australia has announced a jointly funded $90
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Australian imports of American timber sky high

The latest data from the United States Department of Agriculture shows stellar growth in the export of American red oak lumber to Australia in the first quarter of 2024. Source: Timberbiz Compared with the same period in 2023 there has been a value increase of 1687% to over US$4 milli
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Prefab and modular construction can relieve housing calamity

The use of prefab and modular construction can help to improve the capacity issues the industry is currently facing according to HIA Managing Director, Jocelyn Martin. Source: Timberbiz Ms Martin was speaking at a government roundtable designed to consider the barriers and opportuniti
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Queensland’s looming building materials crisis

Timber Queensland is warning of a looming building materials crisis due to a lack of policy and budget measures for increasing future timber supply to help meet the state’s rising housing demand. Source: Timberbiz “While we support the critical need to accelerate housing and building
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National Timber & Hardware award date changes

The National Timber & Hardware Association has postponed two of its State Industry Awards until next year due to a clash of dates. Source: Timberbiz The 2024 Queensland awards will now be held on 22 March 2025 and the 2024 South Australia & Northern Territory awards will now b
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Engineering Excellence Awards nominations extended

Nominations for the Engineers Australia Excellence Awards Project of the Year have been extended until Tuesday 2 July. The awards recognise the achievements of the engineering professionals and cutting-edge engineering projects driving Australia forward. Source: Timberbiz Last year
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Forestry protesters dangerously targeting logging trucks on the road

VicForests has issued an alert over the serious risks and hazards from threatening and aggressive driving targeting log trucks and other forestry workers. Source: Timberbiz The alert follows reports of anti-logging activists allegedly tailgating a 63-tonne logging truck from the Womba
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Dire consequences due to a lack of plant breeding scientists

A lack of scientists specialised in plant breeding could lead to ‘dire’ food security implications in Australia, and around the world, according to new research conducted across three continents. Source: Timberbiz Plant breeding is a multidisciplinary science that underpins the global
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