Timber: Growing the South West's Economy
Australia's forest industry is a truly renewable industry. The Department of Agriculture has developed a wonderful short video Australian Forestry - Planning for tomorrow, today' is a great short video explaining the forestry industry.
The Australian Government has supported the development of Regional Forestry Hubs that will turbo-charge growth in forest industries in regional Australia. For more information on the Timber Hub initiative. click here
The South West Timber Hub is supported through the Bunbury Geographe Economic Alliance. In their Bunbury Geographe Growth Plan, timber was identified as a growth driver for the region.
"The Asian century and urbanisation megatrends will continue to drive demand for sustainable timber products. The timber industry is an important regional employer, particularly wood products manufacturing. Increased local use of timber and wood products in the building industry has the potential to create jobs and there is opportunity to increase export of wood products from the region. A key prospect for job creation lies in wood products processing, as well as growth of the forestry sector"
The SW Timber Hub is also supported by the Forest Industries Federation WA (FIFWA
FIFWA supports the responsible and sustainable management of WA forests and plantations and has been representing the interest of this proud industry for over 120 years.