Timber innovation talk

A TALL GOAL: Premier Jay Weatherill stands with world-renowned architect Russell Acton, who designed the world's tallest timber building, known as the Brock Commons Tallwood House. Mr Acton was the keynote speaker at the Greener Cities symposium in Adelaide.

A TALL GOAL: Premier Jay Weatherill stands with world-renowned architect Russell Acton, who designed the world's tallest timber building, known as the Brock Commons Tallwood House. Mr Acton was the keynote speaker at the Greener Cities symposium in Adelaide.

THE Australian forestry products industry has called on the State Government to encourage the use of engineered wood products in development regulations to transition the state towards a carbon-neutral economy.

It is hoped the push towards Adelaide becoming a "carbon neutral city" could have major spin-offs for the South East timber industry, including the possible arrival of a major new engineered wood fabrication factory.

In a unique event in Adelaide late last week, the Australian Forest Products Association hosted a "Building Greener Cities with Timber" symposium.

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