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Re: South East & Limestone Coast | Developments & News

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2023 7:51 pm
by SBD
The state government is going to pitch in $2.7M to help build houses for workers in Bordertown. The council has bought the land and will provide the internal roads. I hope what they build looks more interesting than the artist impression. ... ordertown/

Re: South East & Limestone Coast | Developments & News

Posted: Thu Feb 29, 2024 8:40 pm
by mattblack

Planting the foundation to grow SA’s Forest Industry

Release date: 29/02/24

The Malinauskas State Government is delivering on another forestry focused election commitment with the release of the South Australian Wood Fibre and Timber Industry Master Plan.

The Master Plan provides a vision to further grow and develop South Australia’s $1.4 billion forest and timber industry for now and future decades. The Plan has been developed by the Forest Industries Advisory Council of South Australia (FIAC-SA) in consultation with the Minister for Forest Industries, the Honourable Clare Scriven MLC.

Three goals have been identified through the Master Plan to strengthen the state forest and timber industries, domestic manufacturing and infrastructure capability, including:

The right resource and capability

A future focused workforce

A clean and green circular economy.

The Master Plan will immediately start investing in projects identified as priorities with a $200,000 investment for Fennell Forestry to commence Phase Two of an electric log truck trial - examining how heavy vehicle decarbonisation can contribute towards a green circular economy. The trial will build on the outcomes of a Phase One trial run last year by Fennell Forestry testing Australia’s first electric heavy vehicle.

The Master Plan will be reviewed annually to keep pace with socioeconomic and environmental changes influencing the industry, particularly in such areas as international trade, climate change and technological developments.

In addition to the electric log truck trial, the State Government has also announced $70,000 in funding for the South Australian Forest Products Association to develop a State of the Industry Report. Other projects identified as priorities through the Masterplan will be developed and implemented over the next three years as part of the State Government’s $2 million election commitment.

For further information on the South Australian Wood Fibre and Timber Industry Master Plan visit