South Australia beats Melbourne to new timber facility

By Bevin Liu and Tina Perinotto
The Fifth Estate Australia
March 14, 2024
Category: Business & Politics
Region: International

There’s good reason to expect that South Australia’s timber buildings will become taller, more prevalent, and more complex as engineered wood specialists Timberlink open the doors to its new facilities, according to state premier Peter Malinauskas. …The company says it’s Australia’s only facility that can combine CLT and glue laminated timber (GLT) radiata pine mass timber and the first in Australia to integrate this with a structural timber manufacturing plant. …Malinauskas said, “The state government is committed to a sustainable economic path for our forest industries, and that is why we were pleased to contribute $2 million of funding.” The contribution might have helped South Australia beat a Melbourne contender for the location. According to David Oliver, the facility would take up to three years to reach full capacity. It currently employs 27 people with the potential to scale to 50 staff.

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