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Vic Govt of no use in Heyfield options

Imported timber could be processed at Heyfield’s timber mill as its owners consider how it might remain open without the assistance of the Victorian Government. Source: The Weekly Times The Weekly Times understands imported plantation timber is among the options Hermal Group is consid
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CFMEU calls for unity in timber industry

CFMEU boss Michael O’Connor has warned that Victoria’s timber industry is in crisis and has urged the Andrews Government and mill owners to work together with the union. Source: Herald Sun Mr O’Connor’s call for unity comes as 200 workers remain locked out of the Myrtleford mill over
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Frame Australia: Numbers justify confidence in the future

The future of the timber construction industry presents some unique challenges but overall everything points to plenty of opportunity for those willing to learn, adapt and take some risks. Source: Timberbiz That was the over-arching message from this week’s Frame Australia 2017
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ASH will go to Tasmania

ASH will axe 250 jobs and move to Tasmania after the owners say the Victorian government failed to make a “genuine offer” to keep its production on the mainland. Source: AAP Australian Sustainable Hardwoods’ Heyfield Mill will close in August, ahead of its original S
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CHH workers vote down pay deal

Carter Holt Harvey’s timber mill at Myrtleford remains in limbo after workers voted down a new pay deal on Friday. Source: The Border Mail A total 97 workers voted no to the new enterprise agreement while 86 voted yes in the secret ballot over two days. Construction Forestry Mining an
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Forest Harvesting Optimisation Project Update

A project is underway to review and update units of competency from the FWP Forest and Wood Products Training Package, in line with current forest harvesting optimisation technology and the impact on utilisation processes. Source: Timberbiz Draft units of competency and skill sets are
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Mediator appointed over unfair contracts legal dispute

A mediator has been appointed to avoid a bitter legal dispute over alleged unfair contracts in the regional timber industry. Source: ABC Rural News Timber processor Hurford’s Hardwood employs more than 260 staff, including 100 on the north coast of New South Wales. Hurford direc
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Vic Gov’t ups timber supply to Heyfield

The Victorian Government has increased its timber supply offer to the embattled Heyfield mill, a parliamentary inquiry has heard. Source: Herald Sun The timber mill is now being offered 80cu m a year of timber from the Gippsland forest over the next three years, an overall increase of
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McVilly Timber is now Alliance Timber

The Terang economy is set to be boosted with the return of a timber yard to the town. Alliance Timber is now operating out of the old McVilly Timber yard. Source: The Standard Dean Montgomery and Aaron Keating are the directors of Alliance Timber while Anthony Westwick will manage the
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NSW central tablelands $106m timber plant

A $106 million expansion at a timber manufacturing plant on the New South Wales central tablelands has been approved by the State Government. Source: ABC News Borg Manufacturing has been given the green light to expand its existing medium density fibreboard (MDF) facility complex in O
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