Timber industry of Queensland, Australia, lobbies state to release more land for logging

Audrey Dixon

Audrey Dixon

Aug 31, 2012 – Industry Intelligence Inc.

LOS ANGELES , August 29, 2012 () – The timber industry of the Australian state of Queensland could grow, but it needs access to more land for logging in order to do so, according to a top industry executive, ABC News reported on Aug. 28.

The state’s privatization of Forestry Plantations Queensland two years ago included a condition that hardwood plantations be established by 2025. Now the private sector timber industry is  calling on the government to release more land for growing timber and logging.

Rod McInnes, CEO of industry body Timber Queensland Ltd., based in Fortitude Valley, said things were headed “to a good place," with the government seemingly supportive of the industry being able to use more forest, on both Crown and private lands, ABC News reported.

Additional land would need new investors, and McInnes said he was hopeful that would come if the private sector had sufficient confidence.

The primary source of this article is ABC News, Sydney, Australia, Aug. 28, 2012.

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