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Federal Labor needs to be clear on regs for pulp and paper industry

Australian Forest Products Association is insisting that any incoming Albanese Government not sacrifice vital regional manufacturing jobs through blunt changes to the Emissions Reduction Fund Safeguard Mechanism. Source: Timberbiz The AFPA, as the major national industry group represe
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WA agrees to a $26.9M transition program for native foresters

The West Australian Government has reached agreement with the Forest Industries Federation WA on a $26.9 million Business Transition Program. The Business Transition Program will provide financial support to native timber sawmills and harvesters before native forest logging ends in 20
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C6 Australia’s most ambitious carbon negative building will tower over Perth

Victorian developer Grange Development this week submitted plans to the City of South Perth for what is set to be the world’s tallest, $350 million hybrid timber tower, and Western Australia’s first carbon negative building. Source: Timberbiz If approved, the 183m high residential bui
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Largest redwood forestry estate in Australasia up for sale

The largest redwood forestry estate in Australasia, spread across more than 8,000 hectares of freehold land in New Zealand, is being offered for sale through Arotahi Agribusiness. Source: Voxy The New Zealand Redwood Company is divesting the large estate, held in four blocks across th
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Andrews’ Government doles out more grants to move away from native forestry

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting a further nine towns across Victoria to transition away from native timber harvesting, with targeted funding to develop new economic strategies and job opportunities. Source: Timberbiz Minister for Agriculture Mary-Anne Thomas was in Murrindi
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Australia faces a ‘critical housing timber shortage’ by 2050

Australia’s housing construction sector faces a critical timber shortage and our reliance on imported timber will double by 2050 if our nation falls short of the plan to plant an additional one billion production Trees, a new interim report by Forest & Wood Products Australia has
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Friday Analysis: imported timber to double if we don’t plant one billion more trees

So, Australia faces a ‘critical housing timber shortage’ by 2050. An interim report by Forest & Wood Products Australia has found that our reliance on imported timber will double by 2050 if our nation falls short of the plan to plant an additional one billion production trees. Thi
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Home Guarantee Scheme to help Tasmanians into homes

The Tasmanian Liberal Government has welcomed a Federal Government announcement that it will increase the price caps of the successful Home Guarantee Scheme, helping hundreds of Tasmanians into the property market. Source: Timberbiz State Housing Minister Guy Barnett said the Prime Mi
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Gottstein Trust grants program open for applications

The 2022 round of the Gottstein Trust flagship grants program has opened, and applications can be made online until 3 June 2022. The grants are awarded to individuals rather than to groups and applications are open to all industry personnel and students. Source: Timberbiz “This is a g
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$1.3m grant to turn splinters into structures

A first of its kind Green Triangle wood trial will explore how to use low value fibre in a new structural timber product thanks to a $1.3 million contribution from the Federal Government. Source: Timberbiz Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) in partnership with the Green Triangl
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