Australia

  • Friday analysis: Fire ready and under fire before the season even starts

    Etiketter: Wood
    It probably seems a little incongruous that fire brigades are getting ready in July for the bushfire “season” some five or so months away. It’s a regular exercise. Organisations such as the Forestry Corporation of NSW each year put their firefighters through fitness tests to ensure they are up to scratch before things get hot. / Timberbiz
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  • Federal Government to invest $190m in paper and board recycling

    Etiketter: Forestry
    The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has welcomed the announcement by the Federal Government that it will invest in Australia’s waste and recycling capacity and help enable more wastepaper and cardboard to be recycled domestically. / Timberbiz
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  • Friday Analysis: ERF made easy for forestry but Bunnings prematurely ejects VicForests

    Etiketter: Forestry
    What a week it has been for the timber industry, capped off by the Climate Solutions Fund decision by the Federal Government. In a nutshell, the decision will simplify access to carbon funding for new forestry projects in five regional forestry hubs, including communities hard hit by last summer’s bushfires. / Timberbiz
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  • Govt cuts red tape for forestry industry

    Etiketter: Wood
    Private forestry operators will gain access to the $2 billion Climate Solutions Fund, under a federal government proposal to reduce carbon emissions, boost regional jobs and support investment in the sector. / Timberbiz
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  • ABARES report on challenges for forestry and wood processors

    Etiketter: Wood
    An easing in residential construction and increased export uncertainty loom as major challenges for forestry and wood processors in the wake of summer’s bushfires and COVID-19, according to an ABARES Insights report released yesterday. / Timberbiz
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  • VicForests Timber Release Plan feedback needed

    Etiketter: Forestry
    VicForests is seeking feedback on the proposed changes to its Timber Release Plan. The TRP change proposes an additional 59 new coupes in the Benalla-Mansfield, North-East and Tambo Forest Management Areas. / Timberbiz
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  • New association formed to fight Victorian Government native forest decision

    Etiketter: Wood
    All Victoria’s processors of hardwood timber have formed a new association to fight the Victorian State Government’s decision to shut the native forest industry. The Victorian Hardwood Sawmillers Association maintains the decision will lead to huge job losses and damage or decimate the regional communities that depend on the industry. / Timberbiz
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  • Friday Analysis: Buy Australian Timber could be difficult in Victoria, not as difficult as being a minister

    Etiketter: Wood
    Some great news for the timber industry in general this week has been tempered by the bad news still coming out of East Gippsland. The Buy Australian Timber First campaign sees a much-welcomed united push from all the big operators – AKD, Boral, Hyne, OneFortyOne, Timberlink and Wespine – towards increasing the use of timber in the building industry. In a joint letter to industry partners, the group says the collective industry could face some of the toughest business conditions ever seen. / Timberbiz
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  • Inquiry into timber supply chain in plantation sector

    Etiketter: Wood
    The House Standing Committee on Agriculture and Water Resources has launched an inquiry into timber supply chain constraints in the Australian plantation sector. Australia’s forest productions manufacturing sector is worth more than $23 billion each year and currently, Australian plantations are unable to fully meet the sector’s demand for timber, resulting in more than 900m³ being imported each year. / Timberbiz
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  • Victorian MPs fighting to overturn Federal Court decision on native forestry

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Victorian Federal Coalition MPs are seeking a meeting this week with the Environment Minister, Sussan Ley, urging her to override a Federal Court decision that threatens the future of the native forestry industry. / Timberbiz
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