Industry leaders calling on government to address timber shortages

Emily Wind
By Emily Wind
December 19 2021 - 10:30pm
CALL TO ACTION: Wayne Carter Homes construction company owner Wayne Carter said a short-term plan to address timber supply issues is needed while the forests regrow. Picture: File

Two years after the Black Summer bushfires decimated local softwood plantations, builders say the demand for housing is far exceeding available timber supply and the time it takes to construct houses has blown out due to a months-long wait to source materials.

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Emily Wind

Emily Wind

Journalist

Originally from Lake Macquarie, Emily kickstarted her journalism career in Tumut before moving to the Daily Advertiser in Wagga where she covers Health and Features. Got a story tip? Email emily.wind@austcommunitymedia.com.au, or call 0457 459 095.

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