19 February 2019

Trees for superannuation

Midway Geelong manager Rowan Eyre’s team is responsible for harvesting operations and takes considerable pride in managing these operations to achieve strong outcomes for quality, safety and environment.

Midway had recently harvested a 18 year old blue gum plantation near Learmonth, which the owners had purchased in 2010 as part of their self managed Super fund, and Rowan was particularly pleased to receive this email from the landowner:

“Hi Fiona and Rowan, this email is to confirm my personal postal address and it is: ———— It’s been great doing business with your company, everyone has been so professional and the tree fellers and carters were very dedicated and safety conscious. Our property was left in very good condition with far better access roads than we had before. The trees in some place have re-grown already to about 750 mm high in 3 months. We look forward to doing business with you again in around 10 years time! Kind regards, Allan Walker”

10 October 2018

Midway Limited – FSC-STD-40-005 V3-1 & FSC-STD-30-010 Stakeholder Consultations

Midway Limited is commencing stakeholder consultations regarding the management of high conservation values (HCV) associated with its plantation forest management, and plantation wood procurement and supply activities.

We invite stakeholders that are involved with or have an interest in forest activities associated with our wood supply to offer comment or feedback in relation to:
· High Conservation Values (HCV) identification and protection, including biodiversity, soil and water values, cultural and heritage values
· controlled wood verification processes,
· control measures applied to protect HCVs

The sustainability page of our website provides a Stakeholder consultation map showing current and planned harvesting operations. If you wish to comment on a particular harvesting operation, or request information about HCV assessment for that plantation number you can use the online response form or request that information here.

A public briefing notice and links to relevant documentation is provided for download here. Stakeholders are invited to give comment/feedback by 30th November 2018. Stakeholders may download and complete the stakeholder consultation form here. Feedback should be sent to ForestManagementEnquiries@midwaylimited.com.au.

13 July 2018

Storm water management update

The capital works for improved storm water management on the Geelong site are approaching completion. The upgraded lined storage dam increases the on site storage capacity to 5Ml and is supported by upgraded pumping capacity, and generator backup power for pumps.

The project is aimed at avoiding storm water flows from the site during normal rainfalls and reusing storm water to irrigate amenity tree plantings and reduce dust from truck traffic.

4 May 2018

South West Fibre Stakeholder Consultations

South West Fibre Pty Ltd – FSC-STD-40-005 V3-1 Stakeholder Consultations

South West Fibre Pty Ltd is commencing stakeholder consultations regarding the management of high conservation values (HCV) associated with its plantation wood supply and procurement activities.

We invite stakeholders that are involved with or have an interest in forest activities associated with our wood supply to offer comment or feedback in relation to:

• High Conservation Values (HCV) identification and protection, including biodiversity, soil and water values, cultural and heritage values

• controlled wood verification processes,

• control measures applied to protect HCVs

A public briefing notice and links to relevant documentation is provided here. Stakeholders are invited to give comment/feedback by 30th June 2018. Stakeholders should use the stakeholder consultation form, and send to fscenquiries@southwestfibre.com.au.