AFPA welcomes Commonwealth grant funding for Maryvale paper mill

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has welcomed today’s announcement of $48.2 million in grant funding for the Maryvale Energy from Waste project, to be located at Opal Australian Paper’s Maryvale Mill, in Victoria.   AFPA Chief Executive Officer Ross Hampton said the grant, through the Federal Government’s Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI) was an acknowledgement […]

Forest growers levy boost welcomed by forest industries

Australia’s forest industries welcome the Federal Government’s announcement allowing forest growers to spend almost $1 million extra into biosecurity research and development each year.   Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) Growers Chamber Chair, Dr Andrew Jacobs, said forest growers welcomed the finalisation of the process to strengthen forestry biosecurity.   “Research and development in forestry […]

Forest industries welcome inclusion in Labor’s $15b National Reconstruction Fund

Federal Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese’s announcement today that a Labor Government would commit $500 million to agriculture, forestry and fisheries from its flagship $15 billion National Reconstruction Fund is welcome recognition of forest industries’ crucial role in Australia’s renewable economy, Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) CEO Ross Hampton said today.   Speaking at the National […]