Australia

  • Jubilee at the Green Triangle Timber industry Awards

    Etiketter: Wood
    OneFortyOne’s Jubilee Sawmill has been recognised for its commitment to the timber industry with the Supreme Timber Industry Award at the Green Triangle Timber Industry Awards (GTTIA). / Timberbiz
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  • Victorian opposition opens community consultation in Gippsland

    Etiketter: Wood
    Young people in Gippsland came together last week for a regional symposium on the future of our forests. Organised by Shadow Assistant Minister for Public Land and The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath, the day was an opportunity for young Gippslanders to have their say on the future management of the state forests. / Timberbiz
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  • Vic Government cancels community consultation on code for timber

    Etiketter: Forestry
    The Victorian State Government has cancelled its community consultation process into reforms to the code of practice for timber production. State Environment Minister Lily D’Ambosio took the odd step of announcing the community engagement on the code through a release on Twitter. / Timberbiz
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  • Slowdown in woodchips impacts the Green Triangle

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    A predicted slowdown in the export woodchip market is having an impact on the Green Triangle economy with reports of lay-offs and cuts in operating hours in harvesting and haulage sectors. / Timberbiz
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  • IPCC report relies on forestry for change

    Etiketter: Forestry
    An intergovernmental report on climate change released late last week highlights the need for a whole-of-landscape approach to tackling climate change, and the vital role the agriculture and forestry sector can play in reducing emissions and storing carbon, according to Climate Proofing Australia (CPA). / Timberbiz
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  • Testing the water to shut town native timber in Victoria

    Etiketter: Forestry
    A market research company is visiting country towns in Victoria to test the water on the public’s reaction to shutting down the native timber industry. The most recent of several events was in Maryborough on Wednesday night. Others are understood to have taken place in Shepparton and Bendigo as well as various centres in Gipplsland. / Timberbiz
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  • RFA paper misrepresents native forestry says IFA

    Etiketter: Forestry
    The RFA modernisation paper understates the existing levels of protection for biodiversity in Victoria and misrepresents the role of the state’s native forest timber industry, according to the Institute of Foresters of Australia (IFA). / Timberbiz
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  • Timber construction to upskill workers

    Etiketter: Wood
    The Australian construction industry needs to focus more on industry skilling and the enabling of modern construction enterprise capability, a leading construction industry expert has warned. / Timberbiz
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  • Forestry Corp NSW acquires 2000 hectares of pine

    Etiketter: Wood
    More than 2000 hectares of southern pine plantations near Grafton are now in public hands, after Forestry Corporation of NSW bought the timber rights to plantations established under contract for a private company. General Manager of Forestry Corporation’s Softwood Plantations Division Mike Beardsell said the purchase delivered a long-term boost to timber production in the region. / Timberbiz
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  • Australian forest and wood products statistics

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Australia’s forestry industry continues to show signs of growth according to a new report released by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARES). Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries, Senator Jonathon Duniam, said the report’s findings were great news for the country’s economy and particularly the regions. / Timberbiz
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