Timber industry needs us
We're being asked to support jobs in regional and rural areas, including the south-west by choosing Aussie timber first.
The domestic timber industry currently employs around 13,000 people throughout Victoria, most of those in regional areas.
Locally, within the green Triangle there are nine companies who recognise a unified approach to growing the regional forestry and wood fibre industry is required to strengthen it for future generations.
Ross Hampton from the Australian Forest Products Association says the industry has so far weathered the challenges of COVID-19 but needs ongoing support.