Forestry & Timber Industry Hub

The Primex Forestry & Timber Hub is anticipated to offer the largest specialised industry event in Australia, delivered in collaboration with State and National based forestry industry organisations and representatives covering the entire supply-chain.

In our immediate zone, the North East NSW Region has the largest hardwood industry production in the State contributing $700 million annually to GDP and employing 5,700 people.

It produces a diverse range of hardwood products including flooring, decking, cladding, joinery, structural hardwood, engineered products, poles, marine piles, pallets, fencing timber, mining timber, firewood and bioenergy.

With specialised machinery, equipment, services and technology making up the core of the Forestry & Timber coverage, the NE NSW Forestry Hub region has forest production of around 1 million cubic metres of hardwood and 400,000 cubic metres of softwood per year. The Forestry Corporation of NSW produces around three quarters of the region’s timber with the balance coming from private property. There are over 3,700 properties within the region that contribute to the supply of timber from private land.

Most of the wood grown in the region is processed in the region with over fifty mills spread along the coast and many more portable mills.

For more details on the economics see report on the North East NSW Forestry Hub website.

‘Hurford’s Forest in conjunction with Timber NSW, NE NSW Forestry Hub will be inviting all industry stakeholders to attend the Timber & Forestry Industry Collective at Primex 2023.

This will be the first time, many of our industry have been able to meet and network while seeing the latest in machinery, equipment, products and innovations that are critical to the sustainability of our industry throughout Australia and most specifically the northern NSW and southern Qld timber and forestry corridor.’

Andrew Hurford
Chair, Timber NSW


“We are not in the selling business so were initially unsure of the benefits of attending. The event however proved fruitful with lots of good networking and some positive interactions with community members. We plan to return in 2024 and will be encouraging  other forestry and timber industry businesses to attend and make the collective bigger and better.”

Nick Cameron
Manager, North East NSW Forestry Hub


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