Infrastructure is an essential component of any supply chain, and the timber industry is no exception. The timber industry relies upon the region's roading network to enable logs to be transported from the forest to processing mills and from mills to regional and metropolitan timber markets. Rail is not used by the hardwood sector but is now an important mode of transport for the region's softwood sector.
The Hub has commissioned a project to analyse the region's transport network to identify bottlenecks and barriers to the flow of timber. It is due to report later this year.
Wood processing facilities are another form of essential infrastructure with large scale investment in equipment and technology across the region.
The map below shows the location of the region's main timber processing facilities.