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Hyne Community Trust grants open for 2019

In 2018, the Hyne Community Trust awarded grants to Puggles Children’s Services to refurbish their storage shed and the Rotary Club of Tumbarumba to build a new storage shed. The Hyne Community Trust grants 2019 will reopen for applications in June for projects valued at more than $10
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Mandatory height restrictions restrict timber building

A new report has found that mandatory height controls in the Victorian planning system have unintentionally penalised timber building systems, favouring the use of expensive, energy-intensive concrete and steel alternatives. The report is titled Timber Construction and Building Height
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Engineering students gain from exposure to technical innovations

Engineering students from across Australia have been benefiting from exposure to the most up-to-the-minute technical developments and innovations in timber construction from across the globe. Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) regularly sponsors students to attend the World Con
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PEFC feedback required on Chain of Custody and Trademarks

PEFC is inviting stakeholders globally to provide feedback on the revised PEFC Chain of Custody and PEFC Trademarks standards. These two international standards are entering the last stage of revision. Comments, feedback and suggestions will ensure the standards meet the needs and exp
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Timbermax winch systems now available in Australia

Onetrak has been appointed as the national dealer for Timbermax – a welcome addition to Onetrak’s product range and its forestry flagship brand Tigercat. Timbermax Traction-Winch systems make timber easier to access in demanding steep-slope operations and provides better safety, incre
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Top 5 – China’s Woodchip Imports – March Quarter

Every month, IndustryEdge publishes Wood Market Edge, Australia’s only forestry and wood products market and trade analysis, and supplies its customers with hundreds of unique data products, advisory and consulting services. Find out more at www.industryedge.com.au Hardwood Chip Impor
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FWPA new brand to reframe forestry in the eyes of the public

Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) is preparing to launch The Ultimate Renewable™, a new brand that offers a universal, positive communications message for the sector to share. Eileen Newbury, National Marketing and Communications Manager at FWPA, said it’s all about reframing
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Global chip prices to China step up

Hardwood chip prices for the world leading Chinese market were around 10% higher on average in March than in February, according to the latest analysis from IndustryEdge. At USD196.98/bdmt, the global average price was at a new high in March. Source: Timberbiz Tim Woods, managing dire
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Victorian RFAs not up to scratch says consultation paper

Victoria’s Regional Forest Agreements (RFA) have not met the timber industry’s expectations but must include the likely impact of climate change and threats to endangered species, according to a report on the RFA process. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz “The Victorian RFAs have n
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SA inquiry to focus on forestry present and future

South Australia’s Liberal Government says that it successfully delivered a positive forestry inquiry despite a negative, divisive approach by the Labor Opposition according to Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone. Source: Timberbiz “The Shadow Ministe
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