And the winner is – Mount Mulligan Lodge

‘Central Queensland cattle lodge claims coveted Australian Certified Timber award at 2019 Timber Design Awards’ MELBOURNE, VICTORIA – 17/10/2019   Covered by Jason Ross, Responsible Wood Marketing and Communications Officer               Mount Mulligan Lodge is something special. Set in the rugged terrain of remote Queensland, on a cattle property only accessible by helicopter or by off-round 4WD, it is a…

View from the USA – Responsible Wood at SFI Conference

Responsible Wood Director, Australian representative and judge at the World Architecture Festival Mark Thomson was invited to present to the 2019 SFI Annual Conference in Richmond, Virginia… RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, USA – 23/10/2019 Covered by Mark Thomson, Responsible Wood Director My first sign of a unique conference experience appeared, when I checked into the Conference Hotel. The Reception issued hotel key…

Responsible Wood AGM, a celebration of forests

‘Responsible Wood’s strength underpinned by growing awareness of forest certification’ MOUNT GAMBIER, SOUTH AUSTRALIA – 22/10/2019 Growing interest in forest certification has provided Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, with a platform for continued strength. Speaking at the Responsible Annual General Meeting, hosted for the first time in Mount Gambier in the heart of Australia’s Green Triangle, Responsible Wood…

Responsible Wood flags strategic intent

‘Responsible Wood launches Strategy document at Annual General Meeting’ MOUNT GAMBIER, SOUTH AUSTRALIA – 22/10/2019 Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, has unveiled a new strategic document as part of the 2019 Responsible Wood Annual General Meeting in Mount Gambier.  Speaking about the new strategy, Responsible Wood CEO Simon Dorries reiterated the importance of maintaining openness and transparency with…

Sydney Metro Northwest Sustainability Team secures Richard Stanton Award

First infrastructure project certification arrives on time… MOUNT GAMBIER, SOUTH AUSTRALIA – 22/10/2019 THE sustainability team behind Australia’s largest infrastructure project in recent years, the Sydney Metro Northwest project, has won the coveted Richard Stanton Memorial Prize for Excellence in Sustainable Forest Management for 2019. Announced during the Responsible Wood annual general meeting (AGM) in Mount Gambier on Wednesday –…

From the archives – All hands on deck!

Responsible Wood took to the archives as it prepares for the next instalment of the Australian Timber Design Awards. What better than to look at last year’s entrant, All Hands Brewing House, the winners of the 2018 Australian Timber Design – Australian Certified Timber category… Once a wharf bustling with ferries, colliers, passenger and cargo steamers, tugs, tall sailing ships…

Treehouse on the goldfields

Treehouse a diamond in a city of gold… BALLARAT, VICTORIA – 10/10/2019 Many of those flocking to the Victorian goldfields to seek their fortune initially set up tents made of thick canvas that offered little protection from the elements and surrounding wildlife. Even families who spent time setting up a more permanent home were basically living in huts made of…

Trialing the best

A Pinus radiata breeding trial was recently established to test the offspring from some of the best trees in Australia… Courtesy of the Forest Products Commission (Western Australia) – 17/09/2019, PERTH Forest Products Commission (WA) Forest Genetics Manager Anjanette Chandler said that establishing this trial was complex. “The Myalup trial consisted of 7,500 of the best seedlings available in Australia.…

Assuring

From the archives – Richard Stanton Award for Excellence goes to Hyne Timber

Responsible Wood took to the archives as it celebrates the 5th anniversary of this most prestigious prize… Timberbiz – 13/11/2018, BRISBANE BIM – modelling software A world-first building information modelling program used by Hyne Timber on their glue laminated timber (GLT) range for the design and construction industry has won the coveted Richard Stanton Award for Excellence in 2018. Source: Timberbiz The award…

The shack reimagined

Trio of timber cabins get back to basics on the Tasmanian coast DENSION RIVULET, TASMANIA – 02/10/2019 Shack culture is not unique to Tasmania with beach shack communities in W.A and Queensland achieving heritage status in recent years however it is firmly entrenched in the state’s history. Almost everyone with a family history on the island state has had access…