The timber industry’s significance to the South West economy was showcased at the inaugural Procure South West Expo.
The two-day event, held at the South West Regional TAFE, was aimed at promoting the innovation, business, and employment opportunities available in local industries like mining, agriculture and forestry.
The FPC had a display booth alongside WAPRES, Auswest, Wespine, Timber Insight, Laminex, Planet Ark, and WA Forest Communities Network.
Community Consultation Officer Peter Beatty said the event was a great chance for the industry to come together and promote the versatility and diversity of timber products.
“It was a great opportunity to showcase the timber industry’s role as an employer and product provider in the South West, and to highlight the sustainable and environmental benefits of wood,” Peter said.
Peter thanked all FPC staff that gave their time and knowledge over the two days of the event.
“It’s really important that the FPC takes an active role in the community as it will be key in changing attitudes towards forestry.”