Responsible Wood statement on bushfire crisis

Responsible Wood is incredibly grateful for the efforts of those battling bushfires and remain primarily concerned for the wellbeing of people and communities affected by the bushfires. Our thoughts are with those affected by the bushfire crisis along with the firefighters, emergency services and the many thousands of volunteers working to protect and support communities across Australia. Responsible Wood acknowledges…

WA’s Pingelly Recreation and Culture Centre wins world architecture prize

AMSTERDAM, the NETHERLANDS – 19/12/2019 Australia has proven its credentials on the global stage securing the PEFC supported Certified Timber prize at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Amsterdam for the second year in succession.   At a gala dinner with over 1,000 attendees in attendance, the Pingelly Recreation and Culture Centre (PRACC) by iredale pedersen hook architects and Advanced Timber…

Happy Holiday’s from Responsible Wood to you!

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – 18/12/2019 Responsible Wood would like to take this opportunity to thank all members and scheme holders for their continued support over the past year. Our best wishes go to Responsible Wood members, scheme holders, our friends and supporters for the holiday season. Our regular office services will be closed from the close of business Tuesday, the 24th of…

Life-saving re-build for iconic surf club

PORTSEA, VICTORIA – 10/12/2019 Portsea Surf Life Saving Club describes its location as “one of the most unforgiving environments in Australia” and the Mt Levy Beach it overlooks as “challenging”. People may recall it was from nearby Cheviot Beach that Prime Minister Harold Holt never returned after his regular morning swim in 1967… Since 1949, Portsea SLSC members have been…

1000 year old Chinese structures inspired award-winning student

‘Student architect Monique Pousson wins university Responsible Wood prize’ BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND – 02/12/2019 PASSIONATE about global forest management and sustainable buildings, student architect Monique Pousson was gratified to receive a Responsible Wood award for her performance in structural timber design at a special donors’ lunch in Brisbane last Thursday. Twenty-seven academic and merit awards were presented at at the Lightspace…

Field Trip sees the forest for the trees

‘Leading building professionals participate in landmark Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) Tour’ ALBURY, NEW SOUTH WALES – 28/11/2019                 Finding 20 of Australia’s leading architects, engineers, builders and developers in a Tumbarumba plantation forest, in the heart of the Forestry Corporation of NSW softwood pine plantations is not an everyday sight. But with motivated architects, engineers, builders and developers increasingly looking to…

Responsible Wood a matter of trust for the Australian timber balustrade industry

‘Responsible Wood Director, Mark Thomson, delivers key address at peak Balustrade conference’ LILYDALE, VICTORIA – 28/11/2019 ‘The concept of certification, and its importance in demonstrating the legality of product, is not widely understood in the Australian balustrade industry. Responsible Wood, the Australian Standard for Sustainable Forest Management, provides the balustrade industry with a chain of custody for all timber used…

Responsible Wood growth recognised at PEFC General Assembly

‘PEFC International recognises Responsible Wood as Australia records the 3rd greatest increase in PEFC-certified forest area’ WURZBURG, GERMANY – 14/11/2019 Responsible Wood continues to grow from strength to strength, with the growth of the Australian scheme recognised during the PEFC General Assembly. Meeting in Wurzburg, Germany, the birthplace of the PEFC icon, the PEFC Family gathered to celebrate 20 years…

Responsible Wood welcomes Ukraine and Guyana to the PEFC family

THE PEFC global family gathered in Wurzburg, Germany, last week for Forest Certification Week and the PEFC 24th General Assembly. PEFC Week, from November 11 to 15, has grown as one of the most important annual public dialogues on the future of forest certification and sustainable forest management: the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue. Under the theme, Certification and Sustainability: from Niche…

Behold Ghost Mushroom Lane, the not-so-hidden treasure in the forests

‘ForestrySA and OneFortyOne  combine in unique collaboration to bring Ghost Mushroom Lane to life’ Ghost Mushroom Lane is fast establishing itself as a ‘must-see’ tourist attraction. The subject of extensive media coverage, with more than 65,000 visitations over the last three years, but behind the tourism Ghost Mushroom Lane is a demonstration of sustainable forest management in action.   The aptly…