Timber Towns Victoria
"In the ten or so years prior to Timber Towns Victoria’s establishment in 1984, a perfect storm was brewing. Over ninety per cent of the native forest and woodland in Victoria was in public ownership. Changes in government and increased pressure on the forest resource changed the way forests were harvested. The increasing use of forests to supply woodchips for papermaking, a new found activism by environmentalists and the fear that livelihoods would be taken from those in the bush all served to set up the climate from which Timber Towns Victoria evolved. This is where the story of Timber Towns Victoria begins."