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Gary Blackwood MP reviews forestry with VAFI

In a recent newsletter of the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) its chief Executive Officer Tim Johnston said that since the state election in late November, the association had continued in its attempts to engage with the Victorian Government. In this latest edition V
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New Zealanders keen for joint standards with Australia on certification

Fresh from returning to Australia after meetings in Wellington, Napier, Gisborne and Auckland, Simon Dorries, Responsible Wood CEO said he has been ‘blown away’ by the response of New Zealanders towards developing a new Trans-Tasman forestry standard. Responsible Wood is working with
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Boral exploring bio-refinery using sawmill residues

Manufacturing giant Boral is pressing ahead with research into creating a bio-refinery in New South Wales using its hardwood sawmill residues. The $1.2 million feasibility study aims to determine the technical and financial viability of building a second-generation bio-refinery that w
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ABARES report says 490,000 hectares of new plantations needed

A new report exploring the long-term potential of establishing new timber plantations in Australia suggests up to 490,000 hectares of new softwood plantations would be required by 2050 to meet demand of softwood sawlogs. The Economic potential for new plantation establishment in Austr
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Construction starts on Hyne GLT plant

Construction of Hyne Timber’s new Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) production plant is underway in Maryborough with Badge Construction. The building’s structure will be made up of the company’s own GLT, demonstrating their capability, backed by more than 40 years of GLT manufacturing exper
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Timber Queensland welcomes new timber hubs

The Queensland timber industry has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of funding for new forest industry hubs, including one in South East Queensland and another in North Queensland. The Prime Minister announced $12.5 million in funding to kick-start new forest industry hubs,
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Enriva completes Biohouse on the Murray

Enriva, in conjunction with Smart Heating, has delivered a state-of-the-art biomass project which provides a temperature-controlled environment (inside greenhouses) to a horticultural business on the Victorian side of the Murray River. This will allow them to grow higher quality crops
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Austral Plywoods jumping through hoops for responsible forestry

Using 100% Hoop Pine, sourced from HQPlantations, which is a Responsible Wood certified softwood plantation in South East Queensland, Austral Plywoods manufactures a wide range of panel products, specialising in marine plywood and appearance grade plywoods. Source: Timberbiz The produ
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Big 5 Trade Data Points for 2018

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 Softwood log export
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International accolades for International House

International House in Sydney, the first commercial office building in Australia made from timber, has won a major award at the World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam. The seven-floor structure, which is also the world’s tallest commercial building made from engineered wood, was awa
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