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...

March 7, 2017

We are proud to announce that WA Forest Communities Network is endorsed by Planet Ark.

Planet Ark Environmental Foundation is an Australian not-for-profit organisation with a vision of a world where people live in balance with nature. Established in 1992, we are one of...

October 24, 2016

Throughout Australia investment in plantations has come to a standstill, as identified by the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) document ‘Plantations the Missing Piece of the Puzzle’1. In Western Australia this trend is far worse with the plantation estate...

September 26, 2016

WAFCN and Industry welcome’s the Softwood Industry Strategy for Western Australia.

Liberal National Government investing $21 million to expand softwood plantations in the South-West. Softwood Industry Strategy focused on supporting regional communities.

Forestry Minister...

September 14, 2016

As public feedback for Nelson airport’s $32 million terminal redevelopment builds momentum, its use of wood as a primary building material has been praised for being a tribute and a showpiece for the region.

Breaking from the traditional use of concrete and steel, the u...

September 13, 2016

Using wood and wood-based materials in construction and products in place of non-renewable materials like concrete, metal, brick and plastic could lead to a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, according to a report released by the UN Food and Agriculture...

September 12, 2016

Timber buildings are reaching towards the skies, thanks to breakthroughs in super-strong wood.

Good Weekend Saturday 27 August 2016 Greg Callaghan

If there’s one way to get people talking, it’s to draw up plans for a new skyscraper and plonk it smack in the middle of an...

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...

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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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