The Hodgman Majority Liberal Government has provided $1 million to the Tasmanian Timber Promotion Board for a national campaign to promote Tasmanian timber.
Tasmania has some of the highest quality timber produced anywhere in the world, and the campaign will promote the quality and sustainability of Tasmanian timber industry.
The Government’s $1 million contribution matches industry contributions from a wide cross-section of forestry companies, including Neville Smith Forest Products, McKay Timber, Britton Timbers, Porta, Hydrowood, Specialty Veneers, Corinna Timbers and Oak Industries.
The Tasmanian Timber campaign will run across the country until mid-2021 to raise awareness of Tasmanian timber and its applications, with the goal of increasing the average selling price of Tasmanian timber in the national marketplace.
The campaign will be distributed via various platforms, including video, social and digital media, trade shows, photography and other means.
There is no stronger supporter of Tasmania’s forestry industry than the Hodgman Liberal Government. Under our Government confidence is up, investment is up, production has more than doubled, and exports are at a 10-year high.
What’s more, the industry now supports over 5,700 jobs.
Our resources targets include:
- Double the forest, fine timber and wood fibre industry value-add to $1.2 billion by 2036
- Double production from Tasmania’s hardwood plantations by 2022
See all our targets at https://www.tas.liberal.org.au/sites/default/files/BuildingYourFuture.pdf