• Response to forced closure of Australian Sustainable Hardwoods

    Following the announcement that the future of the Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH) mill at Heyfield, and that of its employees, is under threat if it does not get access to a long-term supply of timber, Tim Johnston, the CEO of the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) the peak body for the forest, fibre, and […]

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  • Industry welcomes Koala Management Guidelines

    The peak body for the forest, fibre, and wood products industry, the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI), has welcomed the release of new requirements, and guidelines for koala management in South West Victoria, based on the industry’s own voluntary guidelines.

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  • Victorians urged to stay alert over the summer months

    The Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI), the peak body for forest and wood products industry, is urging all Victorians to prepare themselves for extreme weather conditions that may arise over the holiday period, and the warmer months ahead.

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  • Countdown is on to Victorian Forest Industries night of nights

    The countdown to the Victorian Association of Forest Industries [VAFI] Annual Industry Dinner 2016, is on, with only four weeks to go until the big night. Tim Johnston, CEO of VAFI, said this year the dinner, being held on Friday 18 November, is particularly special, as VAFI celebrates 130 years of industry representation.

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  • Wood encouragement in East Gippsland

    Victoria’s peak body for the forest and wood products industry, the Victorian Association of Forest Industries [VAFI], has welcomed the announcement that East Gippsland Shire Council have become the third local council in the state to adopt a timber encouragement policy.

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  • Timber harvesting is not land clearing

    Unfortunately, misinformation leading to misreporting is something we see all too regularly in the forest and wood products industry. Much of what we read and see about our industry stems from a lack of awareness. Recently, criticism of the forest and wood products industry has been around harvesting and land clearing, and confusing one with the […]

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  • Forest and wood products industry strong as ever

    The peak body for the forest and wood products industry in Victoria, the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI), has welcomed the news from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) that shows the Australian forestry sector had grown strongly overall in 2014–15.

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  • The forest and wood products sector a key part of Victoria’s Future Industries

    Victoria’s peak body for the forest and wood products industry, the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI), has welcomed the Labor Government’s blueprint for driving economic growth and creating new jobs for Victorians in key priority sectors.

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  • Changes to construction code welcomed

    Victoria’s peak body for the forest and wood products industry, the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI), has welcomed the changes to the revised National Construction Code.

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  • It’s time to manage our forests properly

    It’s time to be upfront and honest – our forests need to be actively managed. Each year we face the threat of bushfire, and as we have seen, the effect can be absolutely devastating.

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