Investment Plans and Priorities

Investment Plans and Priorities

FWPA Investment Priorities

R&D investment priorities are chosen because they provide quantifiable benefits for industry. A core premise of the R&D program is that it helps the industry to increase the market share and value of its products, while improving the sustainability and economic contribution of the sector to the overall Australian community.

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FWPA Investment Plans

Each R&D priority has, or is being, developed into an investment plan based on industry and research community input. This process ensures that the investment plans focus on specific industry outcomes and benefits that can be delivered through effective technology transfer and industry adoption of R&D project outputs.

By their nature these investment plans are prescriptive in design and work to inform both industry and the research community of the key areas of future forest and wood products industry research prioritised against the impact and benefits available to industry through the timely adoption of research outputs.

Current FWPA Supported Investment Plans

Investment Plan:
Research needs and priorities for Australian log exports and woodchip exports 

Investment Plan:
Increased Use of Timber and Wood Construction Systemsin Multi-Residential and Commercial Buildings

Investment Plan:
Wood products in sustainable buildings

Investment Plan:
Maximizing Product Yields and Values from Current Forest Resources

Investment Plan:
Improving Wood Quality And Yield, And Tools For Forest Management

Investment Plan:
Forest Biosecurity and Preparedness

Investment Plan:
Mitigation of and adaptation to climate change and the management of the carbon cycle in plantations and native forests

Investment Plan:
Timber construction in residential buildings

Investment Plan:
Water use efficiency, access to resources and balanced policy outcomes

Investment Plan:
Genetic improvement and delivery for increased wood yield and quality and for managing risks

Investment Plan:
Solid-wood-and-engineered-wood-products-Performance-and-yield.pdf

About Us

Forest and Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA), a not-for-profit company, is the forestry and wood industry’s service provider, investing in research and development, and providing research results to the forest and wood products industry in Australia. FWPA aims to improve the competitiveness and sustainability of the Australian forest and wood products industry through innovation, and investment in effective and relevant R&D.

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Forest and Wood Products Australia
Level 11, 10-16 Queen Street
Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia

Phone: +61 3 9927 3200
Fax: +61 3 9927 3288
Email: info@fwpa.com.au