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VicForests to cease operations on June 30

VICFORESTS will cease operations on June 30, the end date was revealed last Wednesday during a court hearing involving VicForests and environmental group Wombat...

Community pride on show at Heyfield Timber Festival

PEOPLE were out in force at the Heyfield Timber Festival, which returned on the weekend of February 17 and 18. It has been a trying...

Timber towns mourn loss of industry

TIMBER Towns Victoria has acknowledged a deep sadness and regret for the native timber harvesting communities and their families for the loss of regenerative...

Letters to the Editor – January 16 2024

Native forests provided opportunities Philip Hopkins' article in the Gippsland Times on January 9 ('A Railway journey back in time' pages 6-7') regards Nick Anchen's...

Timber compensation package savaged

Zaida Glibanovic LOCAL forestry contractors have savaged the state government's compensation package for their exit from the native forest industry, which closes at the end...

Radial Yarram not going anywhere

VICTORIA'S native forest industry officially closes at the end of the month, but Radial Timber in Yarram is going nowhere. The company, which has been...

Pesutto visits Heyfield

Liam Durkin STATE opposition leader John Pesutto visited Heyfield last week, meeting those closest affected from the impending native timber closure. The closure is only two...

Hardwood production insight

TWO landmark advanced manufacturing timber buildings – one in Melbourne and the other in Bendigo – have been completed using regrowth hardwood from ASH...

Timber transition plan slammed

Philip Hopkins THE state government's $240 million timber transition plan has been labelled "a sham" by The Nationals Member for Morwell, Martin Cameron, after it...

Litigation had fundamental impact on VicForests’ financial results

Philip Hopkins LITIGATION brought by environmental groups had a fundamental impact on VicForests' financial results in 2022-23, the state government forestry body said in its...

Over 40 Victorian businesses connected to timber write letter to Premier

Philip Hopkins DAHLSENS is one of over 40 Gippsland and Victorian businesses connected to the forestry sector that wrote a letter to the Premier, Jacinta...

New Premier taken to task on timber

Philip Hopkins TWO Gippsland leaders, MP Darren Chester and senior agribusiness executive Alex Arbuthnot, have challenged the new Premier, Jacinta Allan, to reverse the decision...

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Ruffled feathers on the courts

Zaida Glibanovic MAFFRA and Sale suffered defeat in Round 2 of Gippsland League netball. Drouin thumped the Eagles 65-17 at home. Maffra's young juniors were no match...