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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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OFO Plantations completes management team

Forestry group OneFortyOne Plantations has finalised its Australian management team with the appointment of its Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Mr Owen Trumper has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer (COO) while Ms Julie Connors has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The appointments follow that of Ms Linda Sewell, who was […]

South Australian Cellulosic Value Chain Technology Roadmap (Stage 1)

“Assessment of the present state and future potential of forest industry in Mt Gambier region, South Australia”

Summary

The South Australian Cellulosic Value Chain Technology Roadmap project aims at developing the potential of the forestry resources in the Limestone Coast region of South Australia. The project is funded by DMITRE and led by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT is a leading multitechnological research organisation in Northern Europe, with world class R&D competencies in forestbased industries, including biorefinery, bioenergy, biochemicals, nanocellulose, sawmilling, and woodbased construction as well as conventional pulp, paper and packaging.

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The Campbell Group Announces Linda Sewell as CEO of OneFortyOne Plantations

Adelaide, South Australia —The Campbell Group LLC (TCG) announced today that Linda Sewell has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of OneFortyOne Plantations Pty Ltd., a consortium managed by TCG. She will begin on April 9, 2013. “Linda brings an impressive background as an extraordinary leader with considerable expertise in the forestry industry,” said John […]

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