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Latest timber industry news, updated Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Bombala mill upgrade approved for future uptake

The NSW Government has approved a $65 million expansion to the timber mill and pole production facility at Bombala, with the potential to create 110 construction and 23 new ongoing jobs.
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NZ Forestry to the fore at Sydney Rugby Ball

New Zealand’s forestry sector was showcased last week at the highest profile event yet to promote the 2011 Rugby World Cup – Tourism New Zealand’s giant World Cup Rugby Ball in Sydney.
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Bombala mill upgrade approved for future uptake

The NSW Government has approved a $65 million expansion to the timber mill and pole production facility at Bombala, with the potential to create 110 construction and 23 new ongoing jobs.
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WoodSolutions 2010 lives up to expectations

“I felt really privileged to be in the room. The speakers were inspirational and the topics they covered are so important.” This was how Rolph Crystal, from Architects of Arcadia, described the Sydney forum of WoodSolutions 2010.
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Senator Colbeck reappointed to Coalition forestry portfolio

Tasmanian Senator Richard Colbeck has been reappointed to the role of Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Forestry. In this role, Senator Colbeck will be the chief spokesperson for the Coalition on all forest and forest product sector matters
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Australian Forestry Standard encourages participation in revision process

The Australian Forestry Standard Limited (AFSL) announces the commencement of the 5-yearly revision process of the Australian Standards for Sustainable Forest Management (AS 4708) and Chain of Custody of wood and wood products (AS 4707).
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YELLOWtongue® turns pink!

Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts Australia has always recognised the importance of giving back to the community. For the month of October, they are turning their iconic Structaflor® YELLOWtongue® flooring product ‘pink’ to raise money for Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon day to support bre
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Australia’s top 100 builders recover, but for how long?

Perth-based BGC (Australia) is Australia’s largest builder according to the HIA-COLORBOND steel Housing 100 Report for 2009/10.
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Native forests part of industry’s future

Victoria’s peak representative body for the timber industry, the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI), has stated it supports the continued sustainable harvesting of native forest in Victoria as part of a mixed supply of timber, along with plantation estate.
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