Expanded R&D funding announced for forestry

Friday 21 Jan 2022

Victoria’s forest sector has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of additional funding for Research & Development in forestry, Deb Kerr, CEO of the Victorian Forest Products Association (VFPA), said. The AU$26.2 million in funding measures, announced late last year by Minister for Agriculture, the Hon. David Littleproud MP and Senator Jonno Duniam, will support innovation in the forest and wood products sector.

The funding includes extension of the National Institutes for Forest Products Innovation (NIFPI) based in Gippsland and Mount Gambier along with increased funding to matching additional levy funding from industry for Forest and Wood Products Australia. Additional funds will target illegally logged timber from overseas, with AU$900,000 invested in studies to evaluate Australia’s exposure to illegally procured timber.

Click here for more details on the announced funding package.

Source: VFPA

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