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Department of State Growth

On Island Processing Program

Applications for this round of funding is now closed.

The On-Island Processing Program aims to obtain greater value from Tasmania’s forest resources, including forest residues, reduce the risk from exposure to volatility in international commodity markets for woodchips and logs, reduce the need for imported forest-based products, and create jobs - particularly in regional areas.

The projects will add value to the current timber harvest, better utilise wood waste, help insulate the industry from international commodity markets, reduce the need for imported wood products and support the construction industry locally.

The Program will provide up to $10 million over the next five years, with this round providing $5,949,207 in grants to projects with a total value of approximately $23 million.

The table below shows the successful projects:

Applicant

Project

Funding

Timberlink Australia

Create a finger-jointing and priming line to convert low-grade and short length plantation pine into high value boards, fascia and posts to be sold across Tasmania and Australia.

$1,063,304

CMTP

Upgrade of CMTP Branxholm Sawmill facility to a world class standard, significantly increasing processing volumes of sawn log at increased lengths and with an improvement in timber recovery. The additional sawn timber volumes will replace imported timber.

$2,500,000

McKay Timber

Upgrade truss plant facilities for the manufacture of wall and roof trusses and install an upgraded finger jointing and laminating plant.

$1,049,235

Britton Timbers

A specialised timber recovery line that will join short lengths of timber into useable high value long sections.

$689,000

Barbers Sawmill

Upgrade the existing kiln drying facility and install timber moulding capability to produce sawn timber and by-products from lower grade logs.

$250,000

Koppers Wood Products

Upgrade the Longford pine processing facility to reduce waste and significantly increase the efficiency and output of treated pine post-production processing. This will provide for greater volumes of lower value pine to be processed into higher value products.

$250,000

Bakes Sawmill

Produce treated timber for a range of products, adding value to what is currently chipped residue wood.

$147,668

Total Funding

$5,949,207

Enquiries can be directed to forests@stategrowth.tas.gov.au