Media Releases

VAFI Media Statement on Australian Sustainable Hardwoods

VAFI welcomes the announcement that an in-principle agreement has been reached between ASH and the government, that will see sawmilling continue in Heyfield. We hope that this agreement will secure work for employees of the mill, and support the local community that relies on these jobs. [imic_button colour=”btn-success” type=”enabled” link=”../wp-content/uploads/2017/07/170703-VAFI-Media-Statement-Australian-Sustainable-Hardwoods.pdf” Read more…

By Natalie Kimber, ago
Media Releases

Funding for Plantation Establishment Welcomed

The Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) welcomes the announcement in the Victorian State Budget of $110 million in funding towards plantation establishment in the Latrobe Valley. [imic_button colour=”btn-success” type=”enabled” link=”../wp-content/uploads/2017/05/170502-VAFI-Media-Release-Plantation-funding-welcomed.pdf” target=”_blank” extraclass=”” size=”btn-sm”]Download PDF[/imic_button]      

By Natalie Kimber, ago
Submissions

Victorian Climate Change Framework

The Victorian Association of Forest Industries [VAFI] appreciates the opportunity to contribute to the development of the Victorian Climate Change Framework 2016. In this submission VAFI notes the recognition that the pathway to reducing Victoria’s greenhouse gas emissions should include investment and promotion of jobs and skills in regional and Read more…

By Natalie Kimber, ago
Submissions

Review of the native vegetation clearing regulations: Outcomes Report

The Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Review of the Native Vegetation Clearing Regulations: Outcomes Report. In an earlier submission to the review, VAFI noted that the existing regulations consistently conflate sustainable timber harvesting with permanent land clearing, requiring landowners to purchase costly Read more…

By Natalie Kimber, ago

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

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