Specialty Timber Update (Victoria)

20th December 2023

The Victorian Government recently announced more detail about its Community Forestry Support Package, as it transitions away from native timber harvesting in the state. The package includes compensation for redundant plant equipment, and worker redundancies.

As part of this announcement, the Allan Government indicated its support for very small amounts of specialty timber supply.

Minister for the Environment, Steve Dimopoulos, said in a statement “Since the Victorian Forestry Plan was first announced in 2019, we have made sure small amounts of supply is available for niche products such as instrument-making.”

The implementation of licenses for “limited and very small-scale felling” will be considered over the next six months.

Read the announcement