State Government to axe forest logging

Strathbogie Logging
WARM AND FUZZY: Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio being hugged by members of Save Our Strathbogie Forest group during her visit to the area last week with the announcement of the end to logging.

THE logging of all native trees will be phased out in Victoria over the next decade under a shock new policy that was announced by the State Government last week.

They also announced an immediate ban on logging in old growth forests and for all native timber logging to cease by 2030 under the policy.

The Victorian Association of Forestry Industries estimates more than 21,000 people work in forestry and the wood products sector, and other studies have shown the native timber sector employs around 2200 people.

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