AU$25m in grants under the Victorian Forestry Plan opened
Friday 28 Oct 2022The Victorian Forest Products Association (VFPA) welcomes the announcement of three grant programs under the Victorian Forestry Plan to support timber communities and innovation, VFPA Chief Executive Officer Deb Kerr said this week.
Minister for Agriculture Gayle Tierney announced the opening of three grant programs worth nearly AU$25 million, the majority of which is used for community grants. Just AU$3 million is directed towards mills that are being asked to exit the use of native timber – timber that 68% of voters in a recent VFPA poll backed access to and use of in the future.
This election, VFPA is asking the incoming government to overturn its decision to phase out native forestry by 2030, to implement active forest management for improved ecological outcomes and to recover timber from both forest management and landscape fire management activities.
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