Timber Communities Australia looking to build on 2017 achievements
Coordinator sought for AUSTimber 2020
TCA is looking to the future and, with a reinvigorated focus, is planning on building on its success.
Following the 2017 Annual General Meeting in November, the new Board met to discuss plans for the future. The new Board is made up of; Owen Trumper (Industry Consultant) (Chair), Brenton Yon (Komatsu Forest), Peter Rutherford (South East Timber Association), Anne Kerr (OneFortyOne Plantations), and Nigel Catchlove (Communications Consultant).
The Board acknowledged the significant contributions to TCA made by departing Board members Stacey Gardiner (Australian Forest Contractors Association) and Peter Gostelow (NSW TAFE). Their efforts in supporting TCA have been substantial and valuable.
Board Chair Owen Trumper said: “2017 saw significant progress on some key areas. Helen Murray as National Coordinator was extremely successful in developing the award winning Young Community Ambassadors program and working on the board of FSC to ensure the interests of community were well represented in the standards and initiatives set by the board of FSC Australia.
“Helen has recently resigned and TCA wishes her every success in her new endeavors.
“As a result of Helen’s resignation and the election of the new Board, we will be reviewing and updating our business plan. The Board is enthusiastic about building on the successes of 2017 and taking this opportunity to refocus the goals and aspirations of TCA. The review is expected to take place over the next few months and will involve extensive consultation with TCA stakeholders.
“The role of the National Coordinator will be defined by the planned review. Once the revised business plan is established, TCA will be recruiting a National Coordinator with the skills and experience to deliver the new goals,” said Owen.
The Australian Forest Contractors Association (AFCA) is seeking an event coordinator for AUSTimber2020. AUSTimber is held every four years and is the largest forest industry event in the southern hemisphere. AUSTimber2020 is to be held in Gippsland, Victoria, as it was in 2016.
AUSTimber Events Pty Ltd is responsible for running the event and is a company owned by AFCA is a national membership based association for forest contracting businesses and is operated by a volunteer Board of Directors selected from membership and a small team. AUSTimber Events shares AFCA’s management structure.
AUSTimber2020 will build on the success of the 2016 event. AUSTimber2016 attracted over 80 exhibitors with over 7,000 people visiting the event over a week of activities generating more than $60 million in free publicity alone. AUSTimber attracts comprehensive coverage across television, radio, print, online and social media, reaching regional, state, national and international audiences.
In 2020, AUSTimber will deliver activities over the course of 6 days and will include field trips and site visits as well as over two days of Exhibition & Demonstration field days at the HVP Flynn site, just outside Traralgon in Gippsland, Victoria.
AUSTimber is looking to grow and diversify the number of exhibitors from 80 to over 110.
AUSTimber2020 will run from Monday 30 March–Saturday 4 April 2020. In addition, there will be related events in the lead up to 2020 including a launch in March 2018.
EOIs must be submitted no later than 15 December 2017 and include a covering letter, response to the above criteria and a proposed fee structure. Please forward applications to of[email protected] afca.asn.au
For further questions or to discuss this unique and flexible opportunity please contact:
Stacey Gardiner, AFCA General Manager, M 0419 328 093, E [email protected]