VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT FAILS TO SUPPORT ASH

VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT FAILS TO SUPPORT ASH

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says Gippslanders are owed an explanation after the State Labor Government backed imported timber over the local product for a signature building project. Mr Chester said the decision by the Victorian Government to award the...
Nationals back timber jobs at Gippsland forestry forum

Nationals back timber jobs at Gippsland forestry forum

A round table forum with Gippsland forestry professionals and Nationals MP’s has reaffirmed support for Victoria’s sustainable native and plantation timber industry. Held at the Gippsland Forestry Hub in Churchill, the group discussed future strategies to support the...
CHESTER BACKING PAPER AND TIMBER JOBS

CHESTER BACKING PAPER AND TIMBER JOBS

The Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has written to the owners of Australian Paper’s Maryvale mill to seek assurances on behalf of hundreds of workers whose jobs are threatened by cuts to timber supply. Mr Chester said he didn’t believe State Government...
$1.7 million to support timber jobs in Gippsland

$1.7 million to support timber jobs in Gippsland

Local MP Darren Chester has announced the Federal Government will invest $1.7 million in an innovative advanced manufacturing facility in Heyfield to secure and create local jobs. Mr Chester said Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH) would use the money to establish...

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