Five new research projects announced for the South & Central Queensland Regional Forestry Hub

The South & Central Queensland Regional Forestry Hub has engaged forestry and technical experts to deliver five new research projects to assist in increasing the productivity and sustainability of the region’s forest and timber  industry.


Hub Manager, Kerry Fullarton said industry stakeholders have put considerable thought and planning into identifying projects the hub should support to build a stronger industry.


“It has been a pivotal year for the hub as we formalised our steering committee, identified priority themes and delivered a strategic review workshop to determine the opportunities and barriers for the forestry and wood products sector in our region,” said Mrs Fullarton.


“We also made significant progress facilitating working groups to develop expressions of interest for projects to be funded by the hub,” she said.


The key themes being addressed in the suite of new projects include Native Forest Management, Manufacturing Competitiveness and Bioenergy & Carbon.   Read more.

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South + Central Queensland Regional Forestry Hub announces targeted EOI’s for research and development projects

Manufacturing competitiveness, bioenergy and carbon are focus areas for a South + Central Queensland Regional Forestry Hub’s round of projects released today for an expression of interest (EOI) process closing 1 April 2022.


Hub Manager Kerry Fullarton says the Hub, which was established as part of the Commonwealth Government’s National Forest Industries Plan, is focused on leveraging and implementing projects to boost productivity and growth in the sector to meet Australia’s future needs for wood and fibre in the next decade. Read more

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North Queensland Forestry Hub appoints inaugral manager

After a thorough selection process by the regional Steering Committee, Hulton King has been appointed as Hub Manager. Mr King, who grew up planting hoop pines over weekends at his family’s Atherton Tablelands property, has previously worked across a range of Government-sponsored research projects in the region as a programs manager for the Reef and Rainforest Research Centre. His recent appointment to the Terrain NRM board as an emerging leader was an opportunity to identify the need for more robust regenerative economies for the region.


“The timber industry already generates $70 million of economic activity in the region and I look forward to working with local suppliers, stakeholders and timber users to assist in furthering North Queensland’s forest and timber industry,” said Mr King. Read more

Hulton King (pictured on the left) meets with Timber Queensland CEO Mick Stephens (pictured on the right).


South-East + Central Queensland forestry hub management team ready to get to work

The South-East Queensland regional forestry hub took a big-step forward last week with the appointment of the management team to implement and progress further development of the industry in the region.

After a thorough selection process by the regional Steering Committee, Kerry Fullarton has been appointed as Hub Manager. Kerry has over 30 years’ experience as a senior manager for a range of Government sponsored and private sector projects. With a strong background in stakeholder engagement and project management, Kerry said she has delivered a broad range of skills based and business outcomes in the local area. Read more

Strategic Review Workshop: Long-term investment a ‘must’ for a
sustainable industry to meet demand

If feed-back was a meal, participants at a recent Queensland strategic forest industry review workshop on Monday enjoyed a banquet. Response from the workshop run in Maryborough by the South and Central Queensland regional forestry hub “was incredible”, said hub manager Kerry Fullarton.  The workshop was the hub’s first step in engaging industry, bringing together 40 industry leaders. Priorities were identified and tasks allocated to the most suitable organisation. Read more 

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