Victorian Forest Industry Review
The annually released VAFI Industry Review (formerly Sustainability Report) aims to provide an understanding of the timber industry in Victoria and the role of the Assocation as a representative body and an industry leader; providing a snapshot of the environmental, social and cultural and economic performance of the timber industry, and the governance and stakeholder dialogue performance of the VAFI. It is also a tool to facilitate better dialogue among industry, government and the community, and a resource to support better decision making and continual improvement. Sustainability reports are important benchmarks that help the VAFI to reflect on our own and the industry’s performance over time, and to develop new strategies and activities to improve that performance.
The VAFI has been undertaking sustainability reporting since 2005, as part of the Association’s Vision 2025 strategy and commitments. A sustainability report measures progress against goals established by the organisation in governance, economic, social and environmental performance, and introduces new sustainability goals for the future.
Our goals are to develop a strong and sustainable timber industry in Victoria and this report provides information on the progress of the industry and the activities of the VAFI and its members.
The website of forest and wood products industry training provider, Forestworks. Here you will find up-to-date training package information, a network of industry training providers and opportunities for learning and skill development.
Timber Training Creswick
Victoria’s pre-eminent centre for the provision of comprehensive vocational training for the forest products industry. Timber Training Creswick is a unique facility in Australia, boasting a modern, commercial scale sawmill; timber drying facilities and planing mill dedicated to training purposes.
University of Melbourne Department of Ecosystem Forest and Science
Information about forestry related careers and courses at the University of Melbourne’s Department of Forest and Ecosystem Science (Creswick and Parkville campuses).
A research bureau within the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, ABARES provides independent research, analysis and advice to inform decision-makers on current and future policy challenges affecting Australia’s primary industries.
Department of Agriculture
The Federal Government Department responsible for some of Australia’s key primary industries, including the forest and wood products industry, agriculture and fisheries.
Forest and Wood Products Australia
Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) directs investment into research and development projects vital to the future of local forest and wood product-based industries. This includes supporting the development and promotion of sustainable practices.
Forest Stewardship Council Australia
The Australian website of third-party forest management certification scheme, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
VicForests is the organisation responsible for timber production in Victoria’s public native forests. It is an autonomous commercial entity governed by an independent Board of Directors, and accountable to the Victorian Government.
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning is tasked with creating liveable, inclusive and sustainable communities.
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources was established on 1 January 2015 to accelerate the state’s economic development and create jobs. The purpose of the Department is to create the conditions to sustainably develop the Victorian economy and grow employment.
An agency of the Victorian Government, Sustainability Victoria’s goal is to integrate sustainability into all aspects of Victorian life.
Information from the UN IPCC providing current scientific information on climate change.
A comprehensive collection of information & case studies on timber, wood products & building materials for architects, engineers & building professionals.
Wood Naturally Better
A website from the Forest and Wood Products Association on the benefits of using wood products.
Australian Forest Products Association
The website of the peak body of the Australian forest and wood products industries, the Australian Forest Products Association.
Forest Industries (WA)
A Western Australian website with abundant information on the forest and wood products industries, as well as the benefits to using products made from naturally grown timber.
The peak body for the NSW hardwood timber industry, TimberNSW also works on broader industry issues.
Responsible for the management of 1.5 million hectares of State forest, Forestry Tasmania manages sustainable timber production, and the operation of a network of formal and informal reserves on State forest protects values such as flora, fauna, soil, water and cultural heritage.
Timber Queensland is the peak timber industry body in Queensland. Timber Queensland, on behalf of its members, works to gain the support of politicians, government departments, employer and environmental groups.