The Victorian Forestry Plan has been developed to assist the industry as it manages a gradual transition away from native timber harvesting. The program is designed to provide grants for innovation that supports businesses to transition from native timber to plantation fibre or investigate manufacturing opportunities.
To assist businesses directly affected by the Victorian Forestry Plan to:
- explore opportunities to process or manufacture using plantation timber feedstock
- develop new products using plantation timber
- explore processing, harvest, and haulage of alternative fibre
- investigate downstream manufacturing opportunities using alternative fibre.
There are plans to release further rounds of the Victorian Timber Innovation Fund during 2022.