Australia’s New South Wales Brushfire Burnt Timbers Finds New Life

Thanks to support from the State of Victoria Government in Australia, millions of tons of plantation timber burnt in the NSW during the summer brushfires that would have gone to waste will now be salvaged and sold. According to Jaclyn Symes, Minister of Regional Development, support in the amount of $3.65 million, will permit the expansion at SCT Logistics, Wodonga operation. This in turn will allow the company to process and transport burnt timber to Melbourne for export. Timber processors have a window between 18 and 24 months before bushfire-affected softwood loses its value and there is currently not enough capacity within the industry to handle and store the additional timber felled this year as a result of the 2019/20 bushfires. The expanded SCT operation will increase that capacity by 11,700 tons a week.

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