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Logie Timber Expansion to Create New Jobs While Cutting Its Carbon Footprint

Logie Timber, located in the town of Forres, Moray County, Scotland, is a full-cycle timber business. The company carries out milling and finishing and makes products including cladding, decking posts, and beams. Logie has embarked on a £1.2million expansion that will lead to the creation of four new jobs as well as increasing its turnover and cutting its carbon footprint.

Australian Government to Provide $15.1 Million Freight Subsidy to Transport Logs off of Kangaroo Island

The Australian government is set to provide a $15.1 million (A$) freight subsidy to companies transporting logs off of Kangaroo Island. The subsidy will aid in the movement of salvaged logs from bushfire-affected plantations on Kangaroo Island to sawmills, on the South Australian mainland, that currently have immediate capacity to process logs into structural timbers.

Western Australia to Band Native Forest Logging Starting at the End of 2023

Western Australia (WA) Premier Mark McGowan has announced an effort to preserve an estimated two million hectares of vegetation by banning logging of native forest in WA starting at the end of 2023. The changes will be contained in a new Forest Management Plan, due for release shortly, that from 2024 will ban the removal of timber from native forests besides for “limited forest management activities…