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29 Jul 2019

WA State Wood Encouragement Policy 

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

Currently WA has 5 councils whom have adopted the Wood Encouragement Policy, Nannup, Dardanup, Manjimup, Boyup Brook and the Town of East Fremantle.

WA is the only state to have a city council with an extensive policy as adopted by the Town of East Fremantle. The duel policy not only cove...

6 Apr 2019

Friday 5 April 2019
Media Contact: Joe Prevedello - AFPA                                        Media contact: Matt Granger - FIFWA (m) 0497 497 005 (e) joe.prevedello@ausfpa.com.au              (m) 0407 448 648 or (e) m.granger@fifwa.asn.au...

22 Mar 2019

Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Liberal Senator for Tasmania Nola Marino MP Member for Forrest, Western Australia
 
 
 
Media Contact: Senator Colbeck 0408 871 651 
 
Authorised by Senator Richard Colbeck, 5-7 Best St Devonport, TAS 7310
M E D I A R E L E A S E
21 March 2019
 
Support for South West WA Region on International Day of Forests

 
To mark International Day of Fo...

22 Mar 2019


The South West Forestry Hub has been given an extra boost by the Federal Government with a series of announcements this week by Federal Forestry Minister, Senator Richard Colbeck. 
 
The latest commitments, warmly welcomed by the Forest Industries Federation of WA (FIFWA), build substantially on the funding announced by the Prime Minister last month for an initial four “pilot” forestry hubs, including South West WA.
 
Speakin...

10 Mar 2019

Blue gum tree plantations could play a vital role in Australia's future carbon economy, according to forestry industry leaders, but they believe the Federal Government needs to change its current policies to recognise the hardwood's potential for carbon capture.

The managing director of forestry management company PF Olsen, Pat Groenhout, said the current lack of federal policy to recognise the capture and storage of carbon by...

10 Mar 2019

Timber is the only major building material that helps tackle climate change.  It is naturally renewable and a long-term store of carbon; about half of the dry weight of timber is carbon. In addition, the production and processing of wood uses much less energy – called embodied energy – than most other building materials, giving wood products a significantly lower carbon footprint.

Planet Ark Environmental Foundation’s Make It W...

10 Mar 2019

Renewable energy in the form of woodchip biofuel is keeping swimmers warm when they do their laps at a community swimming pool on Western Australia's south coast. The Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre (ALAC) is heated by burning woodchips from local plantations, significantly reducing its reliance on gas and saving the City of Albany about $50,000 a year.

The five-year project, led by WA Biofuels, saw the Italian biomass boiler...

27 Jan 2019

The Djarlma Plan (the Plan) is an election commitment of the McGowan Labor Government. It is a critical initiative that will address the ongoing complex challenges faced by the forestry industry, shape the direction of future investment and jobs, and provide opportunities for collaboration, innovation and growth.

To support the development of the Plan, a Reference Panel (the Panel) has been established to provide independent gu...

3 Oct 2018

THERE'S a town in the WA wheatbelt which, despite its size, is punching well above its weight in the innovation stakes. Pingelly, located 158 kilometres east south-east of Perth, is putting the finishing touches on its new recreation and cultural centre, which was officially opened at the end of August. It's not just the design of the multi-purpose building which is unique - it's the material it has been built from. Constructe...

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29 Jul 2019

WA State Wood Encouragement Policy 

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

Currently WA has 5 councils whom have adopted the Wood Encouragement Policy, Nannup, Dardanup, Manjimup, Boyup Brook and the Town of East Fremantle.

WA is the only state to have a city council with an extensive policy as adopted by the Town of East Fremantle. The duel policy not only cove...

6 Apr 2019

Friday 5 April 2019
Media Contact: Joe Prevedello - AFPA                                        Media contact: Matt Granger - FIFWA (m) 0497 497 005 (e) joe.prevedello@ausfpa.com.au              (m) 0407 448 648 or (e) m.granger@fifwa.asn.au...

22 Mar 2019

Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Liberal Senator for Tasmania Nola Marino MP Member for Forrest, Western Australia
 
 
 
Media Contact: Senator Colbeck 0408 871 651 
 
Authorised by Senator Richard Colbeck, 5-7 Best St Devonport, TAS 7310
M E D I A R E L E A S E
21 March 2019
 
Support for South West WA Region on International Day of Forests

 
To mark International Day of Fo...

22 Mar 2019


The South West Forestry Hub has been given an extra boost by the Federal Government with a series of announcements this week by Federal Forestry Minister, Senator Richard Colbeck. 
 
The latest commitments, warmly welcomed by the Forest Industries Federation of WA (FIFWA), build substantially on the funding announced by the Prime Minister last month for an initial four “pilot” forestry hubs, including South West WA.
 
Speakin...

10 Mar 2019

Blue gum tree plantations could play a vital role in Australia's future carbon economy, according to forestry industry leaders, but they believe the Federal Government needs to change its current policies to recognise the hardwood's potential for carbon capture.

The managing director of forestry management company PF Olsen, Pat Groenhout, said the current lack of federal policy to recognise the capture and storage of carbon by...

10 Mar 2019

Timber is the only major building material that helps tackle climate change.  It is naturally renewable and a long-term store of carbon; about half of the dry weight of timber is carbon. In addition, the production and processing of wood uses much less energy – called embodied energy – than most other building materials, giving wood products a significantly lower carbon footprint.

Planet Ark Environmental Foundation’s Make It W...

10 Mar 2019

Renewable energy in the form of woodchip biofuel is keeping swimmers warm when they do their laps at a community swimming pool on Western Australia's south coast. The Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre (ALAC) is heated by burning woodchips from local plantations, significantly reducing its reliance on gas and saving the City of Albany about $50,000 a year.

The five-year project, led by WA Biofuels, saw the Italian biomass boiler...

27 Jan 2019

The Djarlma Plan (the Plan) is an election commitment of the McGowan Labor Government. It is a critical initiative that will address the ongoing complex challenges faced by the forestry industry, shape the direction of future investment and jobs, and provide opportunities for collaboration, innovation and growth.

To support the development of the Plan, a Reference Panel (the Panel) has been established to provide independent gu...

3 Oct 2018

THERE'S a town in the WA wheatbelt which, despite its size, is punching well above its weight in the innovation stakes. Pingelly, located 158 kilometres east south-east of Perth, is putting the finishing touches on its new recreation and cultural centre, which was officially opened at the end of August. It's not just the design of the multi-purpose building which is unique - it's the material it has been built from. Constructe...

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