Additional support is being provided through the Forestry Transition Program to East Gippsland communities impacted by the end of native timber harvesting in Victoria.

Although native timber supply officially ended on 1 January 2024, the programs and support for timber workers, businesses and communities continues.

As part of that support, a new Forestry Information Coordinator is now based at Orbost to provide an additional point of contact for the local community.

Native timber workers, businesses and community members can contact Forestry Information Coordinator, Cory Lindfield, for assistance with:

  • information about forestry transition programs and progress of initiatives for workers and businesses
  • information about community transition opportunities underway in East Gippsland and how they can get involved
  • information about business transition programs, including the Transition Fund.

For more information visit the Forestry Transition Program or contact Cory Lindfield during business hours Monday to Friday on 0400 776 040.

Quotes attributed to Forestry Information Coordinator, Cory Lindfield

“There’s great programs, initiatives and supports in place as part of the Forestry Transition Program to help businesses, timber workers and the community, and I want to make sure they know where to find them.”

“I’m looking forward to being able to assist those impacted by the end of native timber harvesting get the important information they need.”

Page last updated: 04/03/24