Victoria

  • Victorian bushfire update and Tasmanian stats on fire affected forests

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Bushfires now in Victoria and previously in Tasmania have had a devastating affect not only on forestry but also and more importantly livelihoods, livestock and lives with firefighters in Victoria currently building containment lines around fires burning east of Melbourne before “gusty and erratic” winds reach the area on Wednesday. / Timberbiz
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  • Forestry chief dumped from new Victorian Cabinet

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Former Victorian forestry chief, Philip Dalidakis, has been dumped from the new Victorian Labor Cabinet because half the ministers will be women. Mr Dalidakis, a former chief executive of the Victorian Forest Industries Association and a strong forestry supporter, was omitted from the new Cabinet announced this week. / Timberbiz
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  • Fire season nears in Australia – we should take heed

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Aborigines’ fire management skills should be integrated into Victoria’s fire-fighting planning to complement fuel reduction burning, according to the state’s forestry experts. / Timberbiz
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  • Concerted push for contract extensions

    Etiketter: Wood
    The Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI), has thrown its support behind its members’ drive to extend their contracts with VicForests, the state government’s commercial forestry arm. / Timberbiz
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  • Security of supply

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Landscape-scale forest planning and security of supply are key demands of the Victorian forestry industry for the next generation of the 20-year regional forest agreements (RFAs). / Timberbiz
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  • AUSTimber2020 announced and event co-ordinator wanted

    Etiketter: Wood
    AUSTimber is held every four years and is the largest forest industry event in the southern hemisphere. AUSTimber2020 is to be held in Gippsland, Victoria, as it was in 2016 and AUSTimber Events Pty Ltd is responsible for running the event and is a company owned by the Australian Forest Contractors Association (AFCA). / Timberbiz
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  • Kronprinsessan mötte Skogen i Skolan i Värmland

    Kronprinsessan Victoria testade Skogen i Skolans station med timmerflottning
    Kronprinsessan Victoria kommer att vandra genom Sveriges alla landskap och den 17 november besökte hon Värmland. Vandringen på 8 km gick genom Glaskogen, ett stort kuperat naturreservat med sjöar och myrar. – Kronprinsessan testade Skogen i Skolans station med timmerflottning på Klarälven, berättar samordnare Jens Meyer, Region Värmland.
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  • VAFI and AFPA welcome RFA in Gippsland

    Etiketter: Wood
    The Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI), has welcomed the extension of the East Gippsland Regional Forest Agreement as has the Australian Forest Products Association. / Timberbiz
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  • Heyfield would become a ghost town

    Etiketter: Wood
    A packed community meeting at Heyfield in regional Victoria has heard that without the local timber mill the place will become a “ghost town”. / Timberbiz
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  • ASH jobs on the line without long term timber

    Etiketter: Wood
    Hundreds of jobs are on the line at a sawmill at Heyfield in Victoria’s east if it does not get access to a long-term supply of timber. / Timberbiz
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