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The Australian Local Government Association at their National Assembly meeting passed a resolution to support the use and promotion of timber products across Australia. The basis for the decision was the Wood Encouragement Policy that had been developed by the Latrobe City Council back in late 2014. It also follows similar policies developed by Councils in a number of other countries, including New Zealand (the Rotorua District Council adopted their own Wood First Policy in April this year). As the name suggests, it’s aimed at encouraging the use of timber in both the construction and fit out of council buildings and infrastructure.