NSW

  • Better management needed by government to reduce bushfire risk

    Etiketter: Wood
    Pressure is mounting on State governments to better manage national parks through hazard reduction burning and selective logging, to avoid a repeat of the bushfire crisis sweeping the nation. Fires yesterday in extreme conditions continued to threaten areas in south eastern NSW, eastern Victoria and Kangaroo Island. And it has already been reported that the NSW government will consider stripping land management and hazard reduction responsibilities from “conservationist” environmental agencies. / Timberbiz
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  • NSW state funding of $20m for softwood roadworks

    Etiketter: Wood
    A $20.35 million road funding grant applied for by the Softwoods Working Group (SWG) under the NSW Government’s Growing Local Economies Program has been successful. SWG Chair Peter Crowe said the grant was tremendous news for the regional economy. / 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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  • NSW invests almost $40m in forestry with AFCA to benefit

    Etiketter: Forestry
    New South Wales Government Minister for Forestry Paul Toole announced that the Government is investing almost $40 million to support innovation and training for NSW’s forestry industry and has allocated $4.6 million to support the development of a training and certification scheme for forestry contractors that will focus on environment, safety and best practice. / Timberbiz
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  • Get the real peel on cabinet timbers

    Etiketter: Wood
    Farming Together is offering foresters of Queensland and northern NSW a rare opportunity to see value-adding for cabinet timbers. / Timberbiz
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  • NSW draft Native Forestry Bill under fire

    Etiketter: Wood
    Scientists say the NSW Forestry Bill will not achieve a positive outcome for farmers or the environment. / Timberbiz
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  • Forestry Corporation $25,000 donation for education and employment of rural youth

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Young people from rural and regional NSW engaging in university studies, completing apprenticeships or entering employment will benefit from a $25,000 donation to the Country Education Foundation from Forestry Corporation of NSW. / Timberbiz
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  • Government warns Lapoinya protestors

    Etiketter: Politics & Finance
    Senator Richard Colbeck said comments by protesters at Lapoinya that their goal was to “get close enough to shut it down”. / Timberbiz
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  • Japanese conservationists visit Eden harvesting

    Etiketter: Forestry
    The Forestry Corporation of NSW (formerly Forests NSW) hosted a forest tour of two recent harvesting operations near Eden for visiting Japanese conservationists from the Japanese Tropical Forest Action Network. / Timberbiz
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  • Nation on high alert as bushfires spread across three states in Australia

    Etiketter: Forestry
    HOMES have been destroyed in Victoria and NSW, others are under threat and there are now fears that the relief of a cool change will bring a wind a change that could make the bushfire situation even worse. / news.com.au
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