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22 December 2021
A combination of supply chain issues for imported timber, the dwindling supply of local timber and rising prices is leading to substantial delays in building houses for Victorians. As a diminished and overpriced timber supply hits builders and home builders, it is important to focus on solutions. The Victorian Forest Products Association (VFPA) works closely with its members and the State and Federal Government to secure Victoria’s sovereign timber capability for generations to come.
16 December 2021
Victoria’s forest sector has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of additional funding for Research & Development in forestry, Deb Kerr, CEO of the Victorian Forest Products Association (VFPA), said today. The $26.2 million in funding measures, announced yesterday by Minister for Agriculture, the Hon. David Littleproud MP and Senator Jonno Duniam, will support innovation in the forest and wood products sector.
13 December 2021
Victoria’s forest industries have welcomed today’s High Court decision to refuse the Friends of Leadbeater’s Possum request to appeal to the High Court in their case against VicForests. This decision is a vindication for Victoria’s sustainable and essential native hardwood forest industry and the Regional Forest Agreement (RFA) framework, the Victorian Forest Products Association (VFPA) and Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) said today.
02 December 2021
A ground-breaking new analysis produced for the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) shows for the first time that growth in Australia’s forestry plantation area can help deliver the nation’s “net-zero by 2050” target.
01 December 2021
The CSIRO released its “Fighting Plagues and Predators” report last month, highlighting a disaster unfolding all over the country. The report finds that “while invasive species are a major threat globally, in Australia they have been the major cause of native animal and plant extinctions. Their damage to native species is worse than habitat destruction and climate change.”
29 November 2021
New Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) research shows increasing timber use in construction will significantly cut carbon emissions in the building and construction sector, CEO of the Victorian Forest Products Association (VFPA) Deb Kerr said today.

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