Regional Forestry Hubs funding extended to 2025

Friday 19 Nov 2021

An additional AU$8.9 million of Australian Government funding will boost 9 Regional Forestry Hubs across the country to support growth in the forest industries in their region.

Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud said the Australian Government’s investment in the Regional Forestry Hubs was a show of faith in our forest industries and the benefits that they deliver for regional communities and the Australian economy.

“The Australian Government is providing more than AU$10.6 million over 4 years for existing Regional Forestry Hubs and the establishment of two new hubs in Eden NSW, and the Northern Territory,” Minister Littleproud said.

“This allocation of funding is going to Regional Forestry Hubs in North East NSW, Central West NSW, South West Slopes NSW, Gippsland VIC, Green Triangle, North QLD, South East and Central QLD, South West WA and Tasmania.

“These key forestry areas across the country have strong potential for growth and innovation, with skilled forestry workers, transport routes and processing plants.”

“The hub model empowers each region to identify and assess their local issues and develop local solutions, while benefitting from working alongside other hubs across Australia,” Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Jonno Duniam said.

“Two new hubs are also coming online: the recently established Northern Territory Regional Forestry Hub and a hub in the Eden region which is in the final stages of development.

Source: Mirage News

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