Creating a prosperous, sustainable and healthy Northern Australia

Maximising Tiwi forestry – webinar

Maximising Tiwi forestry – webinar
  • Author CRCNA
  • Publish date 28 September 2021
  • Type Webinar
  • First Nations led business development
  • Forestry

Summary

On 2 September 2021 the project team working on the CRCNA’s Tiwi forestry project delivered a live webinar providing an overview of the project to date and  sharing their goals for the project.

 

Projects

Maximising northern tropical forestry-linking communities and cutting-edge technology

Maximising northern tropical forestry-linking communities and cutting-edge technology

The CRCNA funding for this project includes a co-investment of $666,000 from Forest and Wood Products Australia Limited. This project brings together research expertise from the University of Melbourne, NT DITT and Charles Darwin University, commercial expertise of Australia’s largest forest product exporter (Plantation Management Partners Pty Ltd), the forestry research and development corporation (Forest and Wood Products Australia), community development specialists and indigenous people (Tiwi Plantations Corporation and other emerging indigenous businesses) to develop a Northern Forestry Industry Growth model. The project’s comprehensive research program aims to: Develop a Northern Forestry Industry Growth model to meet increased demand for hardwood chip in north Asia by expanding hardwood plantations in the tropics, attracting investment to the north and bringing employment to remote communities. Achieve full potential of the unique Tiwi indigenous forestry and port enterprises with a major expansion in value and volume of exports from the 30,000 ha plantations. Provide underpinning science for economic development for other indigenous communities in higher rainfall areas, including East Arnhem and Cape York.

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