Forestry hub windfall

FUNDING AT LAST: Forestry Minister Leon Bignell has announced the state will match federal funds to get the forestry research hub off the ground.

THE State Government will pour $2m over four years into the proposed National Institute for Forest Products Innovation Hub in Mount Gambier, which is expected to drive innovation in the region’s $1.2b forestry sector.

The announcement has ended ongoing speculation whether the government would financially support the fledgling project, which was a $2m Coalition election commitment.

One of only two to be established across Australia, the innovation


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