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Projections of traded wood products report from ABARES

A framework for developing medium term projections of traded wood products is a recent report released by ABARES that presents a proof of concept modelling exercise, reporting medium-term projections of the volume and value of trade in wood products based on a set of nested, historica
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Wellbeing is material to architectural design

Research has found that the built environment has a significant effect on overall wellbeing as the industry has seen a steady increase in the use of decorative timber in commercial spaces, such as offices, libraries, hospitality venues and retail stores. Source: Building Connection Th
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Sheep Creek Dam to store Kangaroo Island pine logs

Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers has surveyed the Sheep Creek Dam at its Macgill property to ascertain its suitability to store pine logs once harvesting of the bushfire-damaged pine plantations can begin. Source: Timberbiz John Linsell and Michael Pohl, of Steed surveyors, were con
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VicForests TRP and TUP changes open for stakeholder comments

VicForests is seeking stakeholder and community comment on its proposed Timber Release Plan (TRP) and Timber Utilisation Plan (TUP) changes. The TRP and TUP identify potential timber harvesting areas for the coming years and are being prepared as part of VicForests’ regular planning p
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Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative funding for Gippsland

A project aimed at saving lives and reducing road trauma in Gippsland has been granted a share of funding under round five of the Australian Government’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative (HVSI). Source: Timberbiz Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the funding would kick-s
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Hyne glulam plant commissioned in Maryborough

Hyne Timber’s new $23 million Glue Laminated Timber Plant in Maryborough has been officially commissioned. Marking the completion of commissioning, Hyne Timber welcomed Queensland Minister for State Development, the Hon Kate Jones and Member for Maryborough, Bruce Saunders to the unve
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Protestors targeting Greensill but the protestors are not sure why

Grafton-based Greensill Bros is the latest logging company to attract the unwanted and illegal activities of protestors. The protests began at Nambucca during thinning operations in May and have continued as teams move from site to site. Source: Timberbiz After moving from Nambucca to
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Opinion: David Hutchens on FSC Forest Certification

In the most recent evolution of VicForests public bid for forest certification, the government forest agency has lodged a formal complaint against three directors of FSC for breaching standards and articles of constitution. This follows weeks of publicity surrounding VicForests – none
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Friday analysis: rampant forestry protestors with little forethought of any kind pic

The protestors are back, frustrating timber industry workers in New South Wales and Western Australia and leaving others in Tasmania slightly bemused. And then there is the Wilderness Society which has taken its aim to shut down the native timber industry in Australia to the world. Th
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Tas government adds $20m to assist recovery

The Tasmanian Liberal Government recognises that the forestry sector will be a leader in the state’s recovery from COVID-19 and so it has announced that an additional $20 million will go to help small businesses. This brings support for small business to $80 million, forming a signifi
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