Seed funding to grow more timber and Gippsland jobs
2 October 2020
Victoria’s forestry transition will be boosted with the creation of a new VicForests nursery at Nowa Nowa in east Gippsland, helping both local forests and economies recover from the devastating 2019/20 Victorian Bushfires.
Establishment of the $10 million Victorian Forest Nursery will increase the eucalypt seedling supply chain and create up to new 30 jobs, most of which will be ongoing.
Production of eucalypt seedlings will support forestry coupe regeneration, bushfire recovery replanting and Gippsland plantations and farm forestry programs in the coming years.