Iconic Wildlife ‘eco’ Retreat secures Australian Certified Timber award

Cox Architecture, TTW and Taylor Thomson Whitting combine to secure the Australian Certified Timber award for the Wildlife Retreat at Taronga. A highly-acclaimed Australian architectural practice and an award-winning structural engineer have combined to produce the winner of the Australian Certified Timber award announced as part of the 21st Australian Timber Design Awards. The Wildlife Retreat was a worthy winner…

Australian Timber Design Awards now a virtual celebration!

For the first time in its storied history, the Australian Timber Design Awards will be hosted as a virtual celebration. The award ceremony will ‘go live’ at 7pm (AEDT), Wednesday the 2nd of December 2020 with a link for registration available here. Andrew Dunn, CEO, Timber Development Association, who is organising the national contest explains: “The awards are celebrating their…

Responsible Wood responds to PEFC assessment against ASEAN Guidelines

Responsible Wood, the National Governing Body for PEFC in Australia, has welcomed the release of a new report where PEFC has achieved the highest ranking in the assessment against the ASEAN RAI Guidelines. In a recently published report assessing the alignment with ASEAN RAI, the PEFC Sustainable Forest Management principles scored 9.5 out of 10 points. The Association of Southeast…

Richard Stanton finalist and 25 years service a double celebration for QDAF Salisbury

As featured in the Timber and Forestry E News IT was a double celebration at the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF) Salisbury Research Facility last Friday. The entire staff, along with forest industry luminaries, gathered to applaud the awarding of the centre’s finalist merit certificate in the coveted Richard Stanton Memorial Award and the 25-year service to wood…

PEFC receives highest ranking against ASEAN Guidelines

As featured by PEFC International PEFC has achieved the highest ranking in the assessment against the ASEAN RAI Guidelines, thanks to our regional approach. In a recently published report assessing the alignment with ASEAN RAI, the PEFC Sustainable Forest Management principles scored 9.5 out of 10 points. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) Guidelines for Promoting Responsible Investment in Food, Agriculture…

Responsible Wood welcomes three new PEFC members to the alliance

As featured by PEFC International The 25th PEFC General Assembly, the first one to ever be held virtually, has welcomed three new members. The General Assembly, our highest decision making body, voted Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina and UPM Kymmene Corporation into the alliance. UPM, our newest international stakeholder member “We look forward to joining PEFC to further strengthen our role in…

2020 PEFC Photographer of the Year – winner announced!

As featured by PEFC International 12 countries, 8000 photos, 1 winner. We are delighted to announce the 2020 PEFC Photographer of the Year, chosen from nearly 8000 photos entered into the ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. The Award went to Keril Chairil, for his beautiful image ‘Morning Activities’, taken at Situ Gunung Lake in West Java, Indonesia. The image captures…

Applications for Responsible Wood Small Grants Program closes November 15!

Calling all community groups connected to a Responsible Wood certified forest! Applications for the Responsible Wood Small Grants Program closes Sunday, the 15th of November 2020… Launched in August 2020 the Responsible Wood Small Grants Program is aimed at supporting local communities connected to Responsible Wood certified forests around Australia. According to Ms Graham, the Responsible Wood Small Grants Coordinator,…