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The Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) is the peak body for the Victorian forest and wood products industry.

The forest and wood products industry in Victoria is a dynamic sector of the economy that uses wood - a renewable, biodegradable, recyclable product - to create materials for new homes, buildings and furniture, paper and fuel for green energy.

VAFI represents the entire lifecycle of forestry and wood products, including forest growers, harvest and haul businesses, wood and paper processors, and associated businesses across both the native forest and plantations sectors.

The industry directly employs more than 21,000 workers and indirectly supports another 40,000 to 50,000 jobs, providing a sustainable future for suburban, rural and regional communities across Victoria.

VAFI strives to protect and promote the forestry industry’s commitment to Victoria’s economy and community, as well as it ongoing sustainability. VAFI works collaboratively with its members, industry stakeholders, the community and governments to achieve this goal.

Our vision is to ensure an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable future for the Victorian forest and wood products industry.

Forestry and timber manufacturing ǀ 4 February 2014

The Going Bush crew explore the value-chain of the Victorian forest and wood products industry. To view more episodes visit goingbush.tv

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Letter to the editor - Carbon abatement ǀ 20 January 2015

A recent article in The Age “Highlands logging halt may be worth $30m a year” (20/1/2015) misses a few key points when talking about carbon abatement in the forest and wood products industry in Victoria.

The Victorian industry produces half a billion dollars of carbon storing products, employs more than 20,000 Victorians, supports another 40,000 to 50,000 local jobs, and generates sales and service income of more than $6.5 billion.

New state government ǀ 1 December 2014

Victorians have elected a new State Government and VAFI looks forward to working with Premier Daniel Andrews MP and his ministerial and parliamentary team.

VAFI will work collaboratively with our members, industry stakeholders, the community and governments to achieve our vision of an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable future for the Victorian forest and wood products industry.

Securing the future ǀ 17 October 2014

VAFI 2014 Annual Industry Dinner, Chief Executive Officer speech.

Our theme for tonight is 'Securing the Future' – fitting, as we sit here just six weeks from the 2014 Victorian State Election. VAFI believes that securing the future is currently one of the most important objectives for the industry. We all need to consider how to respond to the challenges ahead.

Innovation in action

ForestWorks and the Innovation Skills Program are hosting the annual flagship event for the forest, wood, paper and timber products industry, the 7th Annual Industry Development Conference, Innovation in Action: skills and practices that work.

The event will be held on 25 March 2015 in Canberra. It will be followed by the Industry Gala Dinner. For more information and to register your attendance, see the ForestWorks website

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