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Queensland to give $1.4 million for forest and timber industry

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The Queensland government released a new plan for $1.4 million of research, development and extension funding which will support the growth of the forest and timber industry.

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Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) Deputy Director General (Fisheries & Forestry) Scott Spencer said the Queensland forest and timber industry research, development and extension (RD&E) framework was developed around industry priorities.

"The framework was facilitated by an advisory committee of industry representatives to ensure we target the investment where it can have the most impact," Spencer said.

The committee includes representatives from HQPlantations, Parkside Building Supplies (Timber Division), the Engineered Wood Products Association of Australasia, Kalka / HWB Group, and Forest and Wood Products Australia.

"As Chair of the committee, I am confident that the framework ensures our efforts continue to be focused on industry-relevant priorities, and determine opportunities to contribute to national forest and timber industry RD&E.

"We are committed to growing the forest and timber industry, driving innovation, and optimising the value of forestry resources. This RD&E framework is the cornerstone to targeting investment that will support the industry's future development."

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