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Bushfire Recovery Timber Storage Grants

The Victorian Government's Bushfire Recovery Timber Storage Grants is part of the Commonwealth Government’s Salvage Storage Fund to provide funding support to timber processors that are processing bushfire affected timber.

Overview

bushfire salvage logs

The bushfires of summer 2019 - 2020 led to significant damage to softwood plantations in North-East Victoria and native forests in Eastern Victoria.

The Bushfire Recovery Timber Storage Grants have been developed to assist the industry with salvage timber storage.

The grants will provide funding support for storing burnt salvage logs and processed timber to forestry entities impacted by the bushfires and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to ensure the resource is not lost.

The funding round is open from 2 December 2020 and close on 16 December 2020 (two weeks).

Successful applicants will be advised in early 2021.

The Bushfire Recovery Timber Storage Grants program is now closed and is not accepting applications.

Objectives of Program

The objective of the Bushfire Recovery Timber Storage Grants is to assist businesses with costs of burnt timber storage of unprocessed logs and processed wood products sourced from the fire affected forests from within Victoria.

The Bushfire Recovery Timber Storage Grants will support eligible projects to reduce the increased costs associated with storing additional timber above business as usual amounts, including:

  • the storage of unprocessed bushfire affected timber under sprinklers
  • the storage of processed wood products in a stable dry state that has been produced from bushfire affected timber.

Funding Details

Bushfire Recovery Timber Storage grants is a $2.5 million fund supporting the storage of 125,000 green metric tonne of salvage timber.

Applicants can apply to cover costs incurred from 1 January 2020 to 30 June 2021.

The Bushfire Recovery Timber Storage Grants program is now closed and is not accepting applications.

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