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Timber Industry Addressing Housing for the Future: FWPA Launch New Webinar Series

Forest & Wood Products Australia (FWPA) announces new webinar series to address ongoing housing challenges in Australia and support the forestry industry in responding to supply chain challenges to plan for future housing needs.

The forest and wood products industry plays a significant role in the Australian government’s plan to build 1.2 million houses in the next five years.

The three-part webinar series covers presentations, panel discussions, and interactive Q&A sessions, offering participants the opportunity to engage with leading experts and contribute to the dialogue on shaping the future of housing and sustainable construction.

We are looking forward to hosting this webinar series to facilitate meaningful conversations through insights and challenges around the future of housing and the vital role the wood products industry plays” said FWPA Statistics and Economics Manager, Erick Hansnata.

Session overview

  • Webinar 1: Australia’s Future Housing Affordability
    Tuesday, 30 April, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Speakers include Nerida Conisbee (Chief Economist at Ray White), Dr Liz Allen (Demographer and Senior Lecturer at the ANU Centre for Social Research Methods) and Dr. Tom Alves (Head of Development at AHURI).
    Watch recording via this link


  • Webinar 2: Timber Supply Chain Challenges & Opportunities in the Future of Housing
    Tuesday, 7 May, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Speakers include: Nathan Calder (QLD State Sales Manager, AKD Softwood), Karl-Heinz Weiss (WoodSolutions Advisor and Director Weiss Insights), Craig Kay (National Product Engineer, Tilling Timber) and Andrew Dunn (CEO, Timber Development Association).
    Watch recording via this link


  • Webinar 3: Bridging the Housing Issues and the Timber Industry: A Policy Perspective
    Tuesday, 14 May,  10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Speakers include: Emeritus Professor Tony Dalton (Centre for Urban Research, RMIT), Simon Croft (Chief Executive of Industry policy, HIA), Richard Hyett (Acting Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Director of Policy, Australian Forest Products Association)
    Watch recording via this link


About FWPA’s Statistics and Economics Program

The Statistics and Economics Program is focused on providing reliable industry data to support stakeholder decision-making and business planning. Our public data portal serves as a dynamic hub, granting direct access to an extensive repository of both international and domestic data, all of which is publicly available.

We also provide exclusive access for FWPA members to our proprietary data at higher levels, delivering a comprehensive perspective that empowers decision-makers and stakeholders across the industry. Click here to learn more.

Posted Date: April 16, 2024

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