There's A Stack Of Red Gum Timber Available To Southern Riverina Community

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There's A Stack Of Red Gum Timber Available To Southern Riverina Community @rusty_b_betleyportable_mill

Around 13,000 tonnes of stockpiled red gum timber in the Murray Valley National Park will be available to industry and the community this winter.

The stockpile consists of red gums that have been thinned for environmental purposes.

“This timber stockpile will be put to good use among the local community and the timber industry with clear management plans now in place

- Member for Murray Austin Evans

“This is a common sense outcome that will ensure the timber from thinning work in these parks doesn’t go to waste."

- Member for Murray Austin Evans

The timber includes a range of logs with potential commercial use including sawlogs as well as household firewood.

This type of timber has been commonly used for wharf and bridge construction, railway sleepers, cross-arms and mining timbers

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“The community will be able to more readily access some of the timber for firewood, which will be made available through the local sawmills.”

- Minister for Lands and Forestry Paul Toole

“In addition, a further two areas within the Murray Valley National Park will be made available for collection of firewood during autumn and winter of this year.”

- Minister for Lands and Forestry Paul Toole

Once the community firewood is distributed, the remaining timber will be allocated equally between nine local business entities.

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