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Latest timber industry news, updated Thursdays.

Tas town’s battle between tourism and timber

Tensions between Tasmania’s long-held identity as a logging state and its emerging brand as an ecotourism destination are being put to the test in Derby. Source: ABC News The small north-east Tasmanian town is caught in a political fight over legislation that could open parts of
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Sir Bob designs tallest timber offices

Fed up with fixing design errors in the properties he buys, Sir Bob Jones says he has designed a “faultless” office building. Source: Stuff NZ Property mogul Sir Bob Jones plans to take the timber industry to new heights, by erecting the world’s tallest wooden office
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NSW draft native forestry bill overly complex

A draft bill to revamp regulations for native forestry in NSW was slammed as “overly complex” and inequitable, and it failed to address “an inherent conflict of interest” in the oversight of state-owned Forestry Corp. Source: The Sydney Morning Herald Documents
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Local forestry firefighters deployed to Canada for bushfire emergency 

Forestry Corporation firefighters from Eden, Walcha, Grafton and Casino have been deployed to Canada as part of a 100-strong Australian taskforce assisting in bushfire fighting in British Columbia, Canada. Source: Timberbiz Amba Addinsall from Eden, Matt Hagon from Grafton, Brian Lync
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18th Australian Timber Design Awards Night

On 25 October the 2017 Australian Timber Design Award winners will be announced in Melbourne. Source: Timberbiz For the first time, Dangerous Designs is joining the event which will be hosted by MC Tracey Spicer. Tickets for the event are now available and it cost $170 per person for
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National Environmental Standard for NZ plantation forestry

Forest Owners say the introduction of a National Environmental Standard for Plantation Forestry in New Zealand is vitally needed for better environmental outcomes. Source: Timberbiz The government has just released the NES, to bring in a standard set of environment regulations for pla
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Agreement strikes the right balance in WA forests

The sustainable management of Western Australia’s precious forests has been given an overwhelming pass mark in an independent review of the Regional Forest Agreement (RFA) for the south-west region of the state. Source: Timberbiz “We’re striking the right balance between the needs of
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Finalists in 2017 national Forest Industry Innovation Awards

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has announced the finalists of the 2017 national Forest Industry Innovation Awards. Source: Timberbiz AFPA Chief Executive Officer Ross Hampton said he was delighted with the quality of nominations received for the prestigious inaugura
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Focus on tradies in August

The most valuable part of a tradie’s toolkit is their health and safety and August is Tradies Health Month. Source: Timberbiz Safe Work Australia is calling on tradies to make their health – and the health of their co-workers – a priority. Michelle Baxter, Safe Work Australia CEO, sai
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