On Wednesday 24 April, the Victorian Government announced the finalisation of the Allocation Order (AO) amendment. Subsequently, VicForests announced the approval of its Timber Release Plan (TRP) amendment – with information available on the TRP April 2019 amendment here.
Along with the finalisation of the AO, the Government announced an exciting new timber plantation program, which VicForests will manage. You can gain further information on this new timber plantation program and the new TRP here.
VicForests announces Timber Release Plan
24 April 2019
VicForests has today released the Timber Release Plan (TRP) amendment following the Victorian Government’s release of the Allocation Order.
VicForests Chief Executive Officer Nathan Trushell said the TRP provides detail on which coupes will potentially be harvested - subject to forest protection surveys, operational assessment and stakeholder consultation.
Deloitte Access Economics: Economic Impact of VicForests on the Victorian Community
Commissioned by VicForests, The Economic Impact of VicForests on the Victorian Community found the native timber industry generates significant revenues and supports thousands of jobs across regional Victoria.
The report extends and confirms a previous Deloitte study (2015) which looked only at the Central Highlands areas.
VicForests offers a variety of exciting and challenging careers in native forestry. Roles within the business range from planners and foresters who manage the day to day operations to ecology and technology experts that manage projects and innovations that drive forward the business in our current market.
Protecting Biodiversity - pre-harvest surveys
Check out how VicForests protects biodiversity using techniques such as pre-harvest surveys to identify environmental elements in the forest.