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Timber Plantations

International demand for timber products and the Joint Federal and State Government 2020 Vision to treble the size of the national timber plantation estate has resulted in a massive and rapid increase in the volume of land being purchased and leased by the timber industry.

With suitable soil, rainfall, abundant land and proximity to the Port of Portland, the Glenelg Shire is strategically located in the Greater Green Triangle Region that includes south west Victoria and south east South Australia.

Green Triangle Freight Action Plan

Click Here to access the Green Triangle Freight Action Plan update.


Regional Timber Contributions
The timber industry makes a significant contribution to the regional economy contributing some $778 million Gross regional product annually underpinning some 8,500 jobs across the Green Triangle Region.

Council, under the Planning and Environment Act 1987, manages the establishment and timber harvesting of plantations within its boundaries but also works with other Councils and the timber industry to manage the pressures forestry places on the community.


Plantation Estate Map


For more information on things to see and do in the Casterton area, contact the
Casterton Visitor Information Centre, 3 Racecourse Road, Casterton
Open daily 9.00am-5.00pm (except Christmas Day)
Phone: (03) 5581 2070
Email: castertonvic@glenelg.vic.gov.au

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