State owned nursery for East Gippsland

Friday 16 Oct 2020

The Victorian Government has announced it will commit AU$10 million to establish a Victorian Forest Nursery in East Gippsland, with a focus on eucalypts. The funding drawn of the AU$110 million program for new plantations, which was announced in the 2016-17 state budget. It includes a AU$2 million grant to VicForests to establish and manage the nursery, on the former P.R. Adams sawmill site at Nowa Nowa.

The project is part the Victorian Forestry Plan and is intended to meet the Government’s timeline for transition from harvesting native forests to a plantation-based sector by 2030.

Read the Government announcement here.

Source: VAFI – The News Mill

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