Australia New forestry research centres to improve sustainability outcomes

By Murray Watt, Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister
The Government of Australia
March 1, 2024
Category: Business & Politics
Region: International

Murray Watt

CANBERRA, Australia — Two new research centres have been identified as the preferred candidates to receive funding under the Australian Forest and Wood Innovations. Last year, it was announced that the University of Tasmania would host a national research institute committed to advancing research and innovation to support Australia’s vital forest and wood product industries. The University of the Sunshine Coast and University of Melbourne will be invited to form AFWI research centres. …“The three research centres will help us to enhance our wood products and systems, manage and sustainably expand our Australian forestry resources, transform wood residues into renewable products and energy solutions.” Minister Watt said. The University of Melbourne Research Centre will be based at the Burnley Campus in Richmond, Victoria and University of the Sunshine Coast’s Research Centre will be based at the Sunshine Coast Campus in Sippy Downs, Queensland.

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