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NTCA local government forest and timber industry conference

Walking tour included

lg-forest-timber-industry-conference-2015.jpgThis conference will have a focus on socio-economic issues and the relationship between local government and timber industry.

It will feature keynote presentations, discussions, thought provokers, and the opportunity to learn from and share experiences with people from across Australia.

Presenters include:

  • Tim Lee, ABC Landline presenter
  • Rob De Fegely, President Institute of Foresters Australia, Co-Chair FIAC
  • Sean O'Mally, Planet Ark
  • Senator Richard Colbeck, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture.

It will also include a walking tour of the Docklands' cross laminated timber buildings (Word - 373KB) including Forte Apartments, the world's tallest timber apartments, and the City of Melbourne's Docklands Library.

See the program below.

When: Wednesday 29 April 2015 8:30AM - Thursday 30 April 2015 3:30PM
Where: Bayview Eden Melbourne, 6 Queens Road, Melbourne, 3004

Program details

Wednesday 29 April
Time Session

8.30am

Registration

9.20am

Welcome
Cr Sandy Kam, NTCA President

9.30am

The Role of the Media
Tim Lee, ABC Landline Presenter

10.00am

Victorian Timber Workers Memorial
Cr Malcolm Hole, Wellington Shire

10.15am Prime Minister's Forest Industry Advisory Council (FIAC)
Rob De Fegely, Co-Chair FIAC and President Institute of Foresters Australia

10.45am

Morning tea

11.15am

Senator Ricky Muir Address

11.45am

Latrobe City Council Case Study Panel
Latrobe City Council, Australia Paper, Planet Ark

12.45pm

Lunch

1.45pm

Forest Bioenergy and local government
Andrew Lang, World Bioenergy Association Vice President

2.15pm

Australian Forest Contractors Association
Stacey Gardiner, General Manager AFCA, and Laurie Martin, AusTimber (via video presentation)

2.45pm Innovation in Action
Michael Hartman, ForestWorks ISC Chief Executive Officer

3.15pm

Afternoon tea

3.45pm

Kyogle and Timber Bridges
Cr Lindsay Passfield, Kyogle Shire Council

​4.15pm New Opportunities for Community Engagement
Helen Murray, National Coordinator TCA
4.30pm Conference close
 
6.30pm Pre-dinner drinks
7.00pm

Conference Dinner Sponsored by Australia Paper
Brigalong Bush Band live entertainment

Thursday 30 April
Time Session

9.00am

Welcome
Cr Sandy Kam, NTCA President

9.05am

The health benefits of bringing wood into the working and living environment
Sean O’Malley, Planet Ark

9.35am

Timber Towns Victoria
Cr Jan Vonarx, President, TTV

10.05am

Case study: An economic assessment of the native timber industry in the Central Highlands of Victoria
Nathan Trushell, Planning General Manager, VicForests

10.35am

Morning tea

11.00am

Changing land use, Integrated management & implications for LG and industry working together
Pat Grouenhout, PF Olsen Group

11.30am Productivity and Economic Prosperity
Peter McLean, Director, Development Impacts
​12.00pm Lunch

12.45pm

Federal Government Address
Senator Richard Colbeck MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture

1.30pm

Ground Breaking Techniques of Timber Construction Tour
Lendlease tour of Docklands Library and Forte Building, examining the advanced timber construction methods used.

3.00pm

Conference close
Cr Sandy Kam, NTCA President

*Please note: Agenda is subject to change.

Contact us
Events team
events@mav.asn.au
03 9667 5555
 

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