AFWI’S $5 Million National Open Call For Forest Research
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AFWI’S $5 Million National Open Call For Forest Research

Applications are now open for research projects that will advance research and innovation in Australian forest and wood products. The first of four $5 million national open calls for forestry research projects opened today, aimed at establishing new high-value wood products, developed in Australia. The funding is part of the Albanese Government’s grant agreement with…

Forestry Australia Symposium: October 2024

Forestry Australia Symposium: October 2024

This year’s Forestry Australia Symposium will be held from Tuesday 29 to Thursday 31 October 2024, in Ballarat, Victoria. The Symposium is known as the premier Australian meeting for forest scientists, foresters and forest growers. The 2024 Symposium theme ‘Healthy and resilient forests for our future,’ will explore the concepts that underpin the science and…

New FWPA Webinar Series: Timber Industry & Housing for the Future

New FWPA Webinar Series: Timber Industry & Housing for the Future

The new FWPA webinar series addresses the ongoing housing challenges in Australia. These sessions are designed to support the forestry industry in response to supply chain challenges and planning for future housing needs. The forest and wood products industry plays a significant role in the Australian government’s plan to build 1.2 million houses in the…

Forestry Australia’s 2024 Fire Summit

Forestry Australia’s 2024 Fire Summit

2024 Fire Summit | Prescribed fire: Exploring science, culture and practice Australia is one of the world’s most wildfire prone countries, with wildfires severely impacting our environment, communities and economy. This is exacerbated by climate change and social change. What is working, what isn’t, and what do we need to do differently? Managers of public…

AKD’s Commitment to Mental Health: Partnering with TIACS

AKD’s Commitment to Mental Health: Partnering with TIACS

AKD proudly announced its partnership with TIACS (This is a Conversation Starter) during their annual Safe StartUp events held across the nation, as part of the AKD 2024 ‘Healthy Body + Healthy Mind = Healthy Me’ campaign. AKD is a member of the TIACS Alliance, a collective of businesses who share a common vision to…

Gippsland Forest Dialogue: What’s Next Dialogue

Gippsland Forest Dialogue: What’s Next Dialogue

In September 2023, Gippsland Forestry Hub’s General Manager, Lesia Goodwin participated in the Gippsland Fores Dialogue’s ‘What’s Next’ Dialogue. Over the course of 3 days, the third Gippsland Forest Dialogue covered conversations on the future of Gippsland’s forests and forest dependent communities. In particular, exploring ways to support the aspirations of Traditional Owners, and other…

VicForests Farm Forestry Field Day
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VicForests Farm Forestry Field Day

Gippsland Forestry Hub’s General Manager, Lesia Goodwin, attended VicForests Farm Forestry Field day on Friday 27th October. Organised by the VicForests Farm Forestry team, the Gippsland Farm Forestry Program’s main objective is to encourage and support the establishment and management of plantations on farms to contribute to future timber supply. Grants under the program encourage…

National Hub Managers Meetings 2023

National Hub Managers Meetings 2023

Through regular National Forestry Hubs Managers Meetings, the Hub Managers come together to share insights, coordinate efforts, and collaboratively work towards the overarching objectives of the National Forest Industries Plan. The National Hub Managers met in-person three times over the course of 2023: Perth, April 2023 Oberon, July 2023 Canberra, November 2023 In their advisory…

Carbon Farming Guide

Carbon Farming Guide

The Carbon Farming Guide focuses on the significant potential of tree plantations to sequester carbon, a critical component in the fight against climate change. It outlines options for farmers to either sell or retain the carbon credits generated by their plantations. The guide is timely, given the increasing interest in ‘net zero’ farms and the…