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Forest Industry Advisory Council (FIAC) Recommendations Have Timber Suppliers Excited

Timber Suppliers in Brisbane reveal how proposed changes in the forestry industry could affect all aspects of the timber industry.

Perth, WA, December 07, 2016 - In 2014, the Australian Government established a group of forestry and timber industry insiders called the Forest Industry Advisory Council (FIAC). The purpose was to assemble a talented cross-section of people from within the industry with different points of view to advise the Government on how to enhance the forestry and timber industries in Australia.

In June 2016, the FIAC concluded two years of study by releasing a report called “Transforming Australia’s Forestry Industry.” The report offers a comprehensive plan on how to triple the products and revenue generated by the Australian forestry industry by 2050.

Jack Kyle is the owner of Narangba Timbers, prolific timber suppliers in Brisbane. Recently, on his company blog, Mr Kyle provided his readers and customers with a concise summary of the report. According to Mr Kyle:

“As long-standing, trusted timber suppliers in Brisbane, we try to keep our public informed about developments in the timber and forestry industries. We feel it is our duty and our responsibility to help the industry grow, provide great products for our customers, provide more jobs in the communities and do so in a way that protects the environment.”

Mr Kyle continued: “When the timber industry grows, everyone in Australia wins. Communities get more jobs. Our customers get more timber products from Australia. The Government receives revenue from taxes. The environment benefits greatly from sustainable forestry. And we get the privilege of bringing great Australian timber to our customers at low prices.”

The FIAC recommends three main objectives for growing the forestry industry. The first is to have “the right trees in the right places in the right scale.” Strategies for accomplishing this include preserving what they call the “productive forest estate” by rolling over all of the 20-year Regional Forestry Agreements or RFA’s.

Another strategy is for the Government to use the same regional approach that the forestry professionals have been using to create policy and to expand regional hubs.

The second main objective is to use every possible part of every single tree, down to what they call a “cellular level,” to produce forestry products. They feel this can be accomplished by having the Government spend $40 million to establish a National Institute for Forest Products Innovation. They also recommend using government funds to help develop technologies and help bring new products to market.

The third main objective is to become even more environmentally friendly, publicise it and become more valued by “the community.” This would include establishing standards, “report cards,” certification and making sure Australia gains a worldwide reputation for ethically-sourced, high quality timber products.

Mr Kyle concludes: “While we don’t agree with every recommendation, word for word, we agree wholeheartedly with the spirit of the report. We look forward to watching our industry grow and helping in any way we can.”

Narangba Timbers are timber suppliers in the Brisbane area. They offer timber for such uses as general construction, timber fences, timber flooring and timber decking. They are a family business that has served the Brisbane area for three generations. They have built a reputation for low prices and world class customer service. To learn more, call (07) 3888 1293 or visit their website: http://www.narangbatimbers.com.au/.