Equestrian centre ‘raises the roof’ for chain-of-custody timber certification

Located in the heart of Benalla, famed for is connection to Ned Kelly and the Kelly gang, the Benalla Sports and Equestrian Centre is a melting pot for equestrian community activity in the high country of north-eastern Victoria. The picturesque venue boasts high quality infrastructure including a 72 m x 40 m covered riding arena erected in 2019, providing an…

Engineered timber the solution to replacement of heritage fire station

As featured in the Timber and Forestry E News Hyne has welcomed the Queensland government’s decision to build the replacement, state-of-the-art Maryborough Fire and Emergency Services complex from the company’s engineered timber solutions. The first glimpse of the design shows how the design team will retain and restore the existing, heritage-valued brick façade. Hyne executive director James Hyne said this…

Builders play a leading role in sustainable construction

Building with certified wood is brilliant for the planet, our health, and the economy. In addition, buying locally certified wood reduces our carbon footprint and supports local communities connected to sustainable forest management. As Australian builders declare a climate and biodiversity emergency material selection plays an all-important role in protecting the planet. In the latest Builders Declare webinar Mark Thomson,…

Call for public comment on the Australian Standard for Chain of Custody of Forest and Tree Based Products

Public comment is now being sought on a revised draft for the Australian Standard for Chain of Custody for Forest and Tree Based Products – AS 4707. The Australian Standard, along with the Australian Standard for Sustainable Forest Management (AS 4708) was developed by Responsible Wood and are key components of the Responsible Wood Certification Scheme (RWCS). AS / NZS…

Penguin Parade Visitor Centre: A sustainable new timber home for Australia’s penguins

As featured by PEFC International The most-visited tourism destination of the Australian state Victoria has an award-winning visitor centre which uses certified timber to achieve a delicate balance between landscape and built form, and between people and wildlife habitat Achieving this balance was a challenge facing Terroir Architects when designing the new Penguin Parade Visitor Centre on Victoria’s Phillip Island, where visitors since the 1920s have…

Slab hut launch: economic advantages to grow local for forest communities

As featured in the Timber and Forestry E News How native timbers can advance habitat creation and a sustainable resource THE launch of a 21st century drop slab hut in the ImLaL bio-rich plantation at Ballarat, Vic, marks the first project completed under Responsible Wood’s Small Grants initiative. The ceremony, organised by Ballarat Region Treegrowers, the local branch of the…

Responsible Wood to present at UN Sustainability Forum

As featured in the Timber and Forestry E News AUSTRALIA’S largest forest certification scheme, Responsible Wood, will showcase at the United Nations and Australia Sustainable Partnerships Forum in Melbourne this month. Some 40 entrepreneurs, universities, government agencies, not for profits and schools will showcase what they are doing to progress sustainability development goals (SDGs). With a focus on the 17…

The World Architecture Festival’s Best Use of Certified Timber Prize – Enter your project now!

As featured by PEFC International Are you an architect or part of a project team building with certified timber? Take your chance to gain recognition by the renowned World Architecture Festival (WAF) for your commitment to building with sustainable timber. The World Architecture Festival takes place 1-3 December 2021 in Lisbon. Entries are open until 7 May 2021. Enter your project…

Celebrating power of forests for good

As featured in the Timber & Forestry E News DELEGATES to the Doing Timber Business in Queensland were briefed on the historic trans-Tasman sustainable forest management standard (AS / NZS 4708) by Simon Dorries, CEO, Responsible Wood. The standard will provide common benchmarks for certified Australian and New Zealand forests. “The new standard, scheduled for release later this year, will…