Timber investment

FORESTRY INTEREST: Australian Forest Products Association chief executive officer Ross Hampton (centre) with Labor Party regional Legislative Council candidate Clare Scriven, Independent Member for Mount Gambier Troy Bell, Liberal candidate for Mount Gambier Craig Marsh and newly endorsed SA-Best Mount Gambier candidate Kate Amoroso. The politicians joined regional forestry industry representatives at the launch of AFPA’s “ask of governement” document in the lead-up to the state election.

SOUTH Australian political parties and their candidates were yesterday urged to adopt a 10-point, $77m plan to double the economic value of timber manufacturing in the state and create thousands of jobs in the South East forestry industry.

Officially launching its “Building Blocks for Growth” plan in Mount Gambier, the Australian Forest Products Association (SA Branch) urged local candidates to adopt its recommendations in the lead-up to the state election on March 17.

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