May 20, 2017

Why is the new Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Centre going to be constructed out of timber?

The building is designed as a timber structure, using a combination of solid timber and engineered timbers (i.e. Plywoods, Glulam, Laminated Veneer Lumber). There are many adva...

June 20, 2016

WA Forestry Minister, the Hon Mia Davies MLA, has announced via media release the appointment of Mr Stuart West as the new General Manager of the Forest Products Commission in Western Australia. He will commence on 20 June 2016.

June 20, 2016

Four Timber Communities Australia Young Community Ambassadors have arrived to start activities in Canberra last week. Timber Community Australia National Coordinator Ms Helen Murray via media release said, “TCA congratulates the first group of talented Young Community...

June 6, 2016

In addition to the Australian forestry industry getting up close and personal with the politician’s at Canberra’s Great Debate this week (see story and link below), the good news in Australia just keeps on coming. Last week Xlam announced that they’ll be investing AU$2...

April 28, 2016

After 100 years of operations Deanmill has finally closed operations. The operations will relocate to the old Greenbushes mill site.

Below is some history that you may find interesting.

At the turn of the 20th century, much of South West Australia remained little more th...

April 11, 2016

Margaret River Off Road Cycling Association president Dean Davies demonstrates his skills on the Pines mountain-biking trails earlier this year.

Warren Hately

Backroom discussions are likely to see a new and more intensive bushfire plan developed for the Pines and nearby...

March 20, 2016

Wood has long been seen as an attractive option for buildings, furniture and flooring, but now a new consumer awareness campaign by environmental education organisation Planet Ark is encouraging people to see wood for its environmental benefits too.

The Make It Wood – D...

March 14, 2016

The 2016 World Wood Day with the theme “Nature & Culture” will explore the interrelationship between nature and culture that influence the way we use wood in our daily lives.
You or your organization may like to get involved by planning an event in your own community,...

March 14, 2016

Until now, the choice of construction materials for mid-rise urban developments has been limited to a traditional palette that excluded timber – however changes to the National Construction Code (NCC) from 1 May will enable timber buildings of up to eight storeys witho...

March 14, 2016

Often we see claims and counter claims – more often than not with their own particular bias or take on the research – from suppliers of building and construction materials. We cover an interesting story this week on research that’s going to compare wood and concrete bu...

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WA State Wood Encouragement Policy 

The state government is the second state to adopt the Wood Encouragement Policy, following Tasmania’s lead.


West Australia is the second State to Adopt the Wood Encouragement Policy

July 29, 2019

Media Release - Western Australia RFA extension securing the future of forest industries

April 6, 2019

Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Liberal Senator for Tasmania Nola Marino MP Member for Forrest,...

Support for South West WA Region on International Day of Forests

March 22, 2019

New funding boost for South West Forestry Hub

March 22, 2019

Blue gum plantation resurgence as investors capitalise on 'Rolls Royce' of woodchips

March 10, 2019

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