South Australian forestry industry to frame up new technical colleges: Scriven, Boyer

By the Government of Australia
Australian Rural & Regional News
June 24, 2024
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: International

Blair Boyer and Clare Scriven

South Australian-sourced timber will form the backbone of two of the state’s new technical colleges – simultaneously reducing the carbon impact of the construction work and supporting the state’s $3 billion forestry industry. The Malinauskas Government’s new technical colleges at Tonsley and Mount Gambier will both be constructed with timber sourced from Timberlink Australia’s new $70 million NeXTimber manufacturing facility at Tarpeena in the state’s south east. The plant is Australia’s only combined Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) and Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) manufacturing facility and is located adjacent to Timberlink’s state-of-the-art sawmill. …Structures using this timber can be built up to 12 storeys and even taller when combined with other materials in a hybrid timber construction.

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