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NSW state funding of $20m for softwood roadworks

A $20.35 million road funding grant applied for by the Softwoods Working Group (SWG) under the NSW Government’s Growing Local Economies Program has been successful. SWG Chair Peter Crowe said the grant was tremendous news for the regional economy. Source: Timberbiz The $20.35 million
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New EU Forests for the Future Facility

Indufor, in a consortium led by Particip GmbH, Germany, will be starting the implementation of the EU technical assistance facility for improving sustainable forest management, also known as Forests For the Future Facility – F4. This new four-year facility will be funded from EU’s Ann
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Massive beetle impact in Europe has repercussions for global market

The rapid expansion of the spruce bark beetle, in combination with windstorms in Europe, has grown to a massive scale in just a few years, and the net impact is a huge timber salvage program, with far-reaching implications in global markets. Source: Timberbiz Exceptionally hot and dry
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Estonia timber prices falling as economy cools off

Timber prices in Estonia have started rapidly falling from their spring-time high. The situation is described by industry insiders as serious and likely to impact the entire forestry sector. A cooling of the global economy and widespread damaged to fir trees in central Europe are the
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World Trade Organisation backs Australian anti dumping

The decision by the World Trade Organisation to uphold the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission framework in relation to investigations into products being dumped into the Australian market is a win for fair trade and an important step towards a level playing field for domestic producer
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Timber wholesale falls in NZ

Timber and metal wholesaling fell in the September 2019 quarter, according to Stats NZ. Seasonally adjusted, the basic materials industry sales value fell NZ$182 million (2.8%), largely driven by falls in timber and metal. Source: Timberbiz “The fall in timber wholesaling coincided wi
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Long-span timber roof wins award

Architecture student Monique Pousson’s passion for global forest management and sustainable buildings has earned her a Responsible Wood award for her performance in structural timber design at a special donors’ lunch in Brisbane. Source: Timberbiz Twenty-seven academic and merit award
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Theme for Timber Offsite Construction 2020 Conference

The marriage of timber and technology is transforming building methods around the world. A new generation of building design, manufacturing and construction practice is using offsite technologies with engineered wood. It’s being called the ‘new concrete’. Source: Timberbiz This trend
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New federal secretary for forestry

Australia’s $24 billion forest products industry has welcomed the appointment of the new Secretary for Agriculture, Water and Environment Andrew Metcalfe AO and pays tribute to the outgoing Secretary Daryl Quinlivan. Source: Timberbiz This change occurred as a consequence of the reduc
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