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OneFortyOne provides funding for major regional grants

Major grants are again on offer for Limestone Coast communities via the third OneFortyOne Community Capacity Building Grant round, which opened on 15th February 2016. These grants are made possible through a funding partnership between the Stand Like Stone Foundation and OneFortyOne Plantations. The partnership commenced in 2014, with OneFortyOne providing $20,000 annually to support […]

Job certainty for ForestrySA workers in the state’s SE

News Release: Minister Leon Bignell, Minister for Forests Forestry workers in the state’s South East will benefit from greater job certainty, with OneFortyOne Plantations (OFO) set to take over plantation management from ForestrySA. OFO will make employment offers to ForestrySA staff in the South East who are predominantly involved in providing plantation management services to OFO. Staff […]

OFO Community Capacity Building Grants applications open

OneFortyOne Plantations is keen to help enrich the communities in which it operates and has pledged support for charitible ‘capacity building’ projects within the Limestone Coast.community In partnership with the Stand Like Stone Foundation, $20,000 will be provided annually for three years, allowing grant funding for projects from $5,000. Projects will be assessed on their charitable benefit and ability […]

Australia’s forests at a glance 2014

Australia’s Forests at a Glance 2014 is a pocket-book compendium of data and information about Australia’s native forests and industrial plantations. Much of the data is current to 2012-13 and all has been published in detailed reports.

The pocket-book covers forest types, areas and how native forests – including old growth forests – are conserved and managed. It also covers wood harvesting, production and consumption of wood products and employment in the forestry and wood products industries, forest certification and codes of practice.

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Delivering commitment to forestry industry

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Senator Richard Colbeck, announced the establishment of the Forest Industry Advisory Council at the Australian Forest Products Associationdinner in Hobart last night. “The establishment of a Forest Industry Advisory Council was one of the Coalition’s key election commitments to revitalise the forestry industry. I am pleased to deliver on […]

OneFortyOne Plantations invests in future of forestry

OneFortyOne Plantations is investing in the future of the Green Triangle forestry industry, awarding scholarships to assist two local students complete their studies. Local Southern Cross University students Keith Atkinson and Courtney Pink will receive $2,500 each from OneFortyOne as part of this initiative. Mr Atkinson – a 2012 Bachelor of Forest Science and Management graduate […]

South East Firefighters get boost from OneFortyOne Plantations

OneFortyOne Plantations is providing local firefighters with four new thermal cameras and will fund the installation of a high speed water pump at the Millicent airstrip. The contribution by OneFortyOne Plantations will ensure local brigades have the most up to date equipment during what may be a challenging fire season. OneFortyOne Plantation’s Chief Executive, Ms […]

South Australian Cellulosic Value Chain Technology Roadmap (Stage 2)

On 30 September 2013 Stage 2 of the report was released in partnership with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland: “Future options for the cellulosic fibre value chain in the Green Triangle, South Australia: strategic technology roadmaps, business cases and policy recommendations”

Summary

The forest and wood products industry and associated value chain, along with many other Australian
manufacturing industries, have experienced a very difficult decade, peaking in recent times from the
exceptional circumstances created by the global financial crisis and increased globalisation. Coupled
with internal factors such as a lack of re-investment, aging equipment and poor management decisions
have resulted in a significant reduction in industry profitability and a loss of employment opportunities
that have combined to create an atmosphere of doom and gloom in the crisis situation that exists
today.

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