Growing and optimising Australia’s forest industries
Queensland's regional forestry hubs are part of a network funded by the Australian Government, with one million dollars in seed funding for both the South East + Central and the North Queensland hubs to leverage and implement projects to boost productivity and growth in the sector.
The regional hubs are a key action under the Australian Government’s National Forest Industries Plan. For more information about location and work undertaken by 11 regional forestry hubs see here.
Timber Queensland, the peak body for Queensland's forest and timber industry, has partnered with the Australian Government for the delivery of the hubs. A hub manager and governance structure has been put in place for both the South East + Central Queensland and the North Queensland hubs.
Room to Grow
Queensland's timber industry is the state's third most valuable agricultural processing industry. We already have a strong value chain footprint, with wood processing and timber manufacturing accounting for around 70% of the 11,600 direct timber industry jobs. Our regional forestry hubs will identify barriers to and opportunites for growth.