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Posted March 04, 2019 07:21:55The timber industry is booming in Tasmania, with the industry in its fourth year of boom, with new projects expected to be announced by 2020.
The state’s Department of Environment and Water said in April that more than $50 million worth of new timber is planned for the state over the next three years, with $4.3 million earmarked for a large dam.
The department said more than 30 projects were being approved, with projects currently under construction including the construction of a $1.4 million dam at the Great Northern River.
Tasmania’s chief forest officer Paul Clements said he hoped the state’s forests would survive the boom, but there were still “a few areas of the state where we are going to need some help”.
“The big challenge is we have had a boom in the timber industry and we are just not getting it out of the ground,” he said.
“We still need some work done.”
The state has a growing number of forests, with more than 90 per cent of the total timber production in the state being logged in the past 10 years.
However, the Tasmanians forestry industry has been hit hard by the impact of climate change.
Tassie Forest, a charity that works with local communities, said the boom was not sustainable.
“The forest sector needs to do a better job of recognising that climate change is an impact and that they have to adapt to it,” it said.