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ISSUE 296 | 18.11.13 | PAGE 1
Sounds like a plan
THIS ISSUE • Queensland leads uplift in building • unity among timber merchants
State government to release industry’s blueprint for future growth December 5
AFTER an 11-month incubation, the Queensland government is set to hatch the state’s Forest and Timber Industry Plan, announcing is release for December 5 at the Salisbury Research Centre in Brisbane. “This is delightful news; we have a plan to help secure and cultivate the future of the state’s $2.7 billion forest and forest products sector,” Timber Queensland CEO Rod McInnes said. The plan points to new timber manufacturing technologies and advanced building systems as opportunities to deliver significant economic, social and environmental benefits to Queensland. Developed by a forest and timber industry working group, chaired by Mr McInnes, the
Opportunities .. John McVeigh, Queensland Minister for Forests (right), discusses the Forest and Timber Industry Plan with Rod McInnes, Timber Queensland CEO.
plan was presented to John McVeigh in December last year. It was given the green light by Premier Campbell Newman on the eve of Timber Queensland’s
annual general meeting, held in Brisbane on November 8. Mr McInnes said after almost
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