Firewood collection in Victoria

Subject: Firewood collection in Victoria
From: brian fleming <>
Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 12:56:02 +1000
On 17/08/2012 7:52 PM, David & Liz Parker wrote:
Hello all,

It can be said that it is interesting times for the environment in any State
of Australia at the moment. The following link provides information relating
to the (Victorian) Forests Amendment Bill 2012 .

This Bill seeks to make changes which will formally make way to abolish the
need for a domestic firewood permit in Victoria amongst a number of others,
but it also sets a maximum of 16 cubic metres of firewood per financial year
per household. A total of 16 cubic metres sounds bad enough, but converting
this to tonnes this equates to 22.5 tonnes (for River Red Gum volumes) per
financial year. In visual terms this is about a semi-trailers worth!!
There is an error here - 22.5 tonnes per cubic metre suggests a density of 1.4 for SOLID red gum compared to the CSIRO value of 1.2 for GREEN timber and 0.8 for dry. Collected timber will be mainly dry, and will be "loose" in the trailer. I would not expect a cubic metre of collected firewood to weigh much more than half a tonne.

Despite this, I deplore the amendment.

Brian Fleming.



To unsubscribe from this mailing list,
send the message:
(in the body of the message, with no Subject line)

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU