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Tasmanian Timber Awards announced

Mechanised Logging

Tasmanian timber is known as some of the best in the world and its forest management practices score highly, and so the industry was recognised at the inaugural Tasmanian Timber Awards in Launceston recently. Source: Timberbiz

The 2019 Tasmanian Timber Awards saw 40 finalists across 13 categories recognised across specialty fields in the forestry, timber and wood processing industry.

Hosted by the Tasmanian Forest and Forest Products Network, the awards saw winners from across the sector recognised for their commitment to excellence, quality and the communities they support and that support them.

The Tasmanian Government says it is committed to a strong and sustainable forest sector in Tasmania, which will provide industry with the certainty and confidence it needs to make long-term investment decisions.

This sector remains vital to our economy contributing some $1.2 billion and supporting 5700 Tasmanians and their families, through the direct and indirect jobs it creates.

The winners come from some of the biggest to some of the smallest operations in the state and recognise the efforts of both organisations and individuals doing great work on the ground each and every day.

The 2019 Tasmanian Timber Awards finalists and winners:

  • Distribution & Logistics Excellence: Neville Smith Forest Products
  • Environmental Excellence: Forico
  • Forest Growing & Management Excellence: Forico
  • Harvesting Excellence: Mechanised Logging
  • Innovation: Warren French Architect and Valley Workshop
  • Regional & Community Development: Neville Smith Forest Products
  • Skill Development & Training Excellence: Mechanised Logging
  • Timber Processing Excellence: TimberLink
  • Workplace Health & Safety Excellence: Mechanised Logging
  • Trainee of the Year: Mechanised Logging
  • Tree Farmer of the Year: Sue and Owen Smith
  • Outstanding Contribution to the Timber Industry (female): Penny Wells (Private Forests Tasmania)
  • Outstanding contribution to the Timber Industry (male): Craig Patmore (Sustainable Timber Tasmania)