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26 May 2022
This week, the Legislative Assembly Environment and Planning Committee’s Inquiry into Environmental Infrastructure for Growing Populations was tabled in the Victorian Parliament. The report cites the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) which states that Victoria’s regional population is set to grow by 47 per cent by 2056, and in metropolitan Melbourne by a staggering 84 per cent. Melbourne would swell to a population of 9 million people in the coming 34 years.
24 May 2022
The wood and fibre industry has welcomed the Victorian government’s introduction of a Bill to parliament today that will better protect native forestry workers from protesters, Victorian Forest Products Association (VFPA) CEO Deb Kerr said today.
19 May 2022
For some time now I’ve been struck by the lack of a serious conversation about the vital need to ensure...
19 May 2022
Where does our timber come from? Many of us don’t care and, to be honest, have probably never thought about...
19 May 2022
We spoke with Nathan and Sarah from The Wood Project, a business on the Mornington Peninsula that turns salvaged logs into beautiful products. Read the interview here!
19 May 2022
Nearly a year ago, storms caused massive damage across large areas of Victoria. Earlier this month, the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation (DJAARA) announced its partnership with VicForests to restore Country in the Wombat State Forest following the June 2021 storms.
13 May 2022
Midway Limited, a forestry owner, processor, and wood fibre exporter based in Geelong, has announced the sale of 17,000 ha blue gum plantations in Victoria to overseas investors, MEAG. The Victorian Forest Products Association (VFPA) welcomed the announcement, CEO Deb Kerr said today.              
03 May 2022
The latest United Nations (UN) FAO report reinforces that sustainably managed forests – using a certain amount of timber for...
02 May 2022
Maryvale Energy from Waste project secures $48.2M grant The Victorian Forest Products Association (VFPA) congratulates Opal on the Federal Government grant of $48m it received towards its Maryvale “Energy from Waste” project, Deb Kerr, CEO of VFPA said.