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Benefits
 
The Industry and its Benefits

The special timbers and woodcraft industry has made a long, unique and beneficial contribution to Tasmania.  It has provided people with livelihoods, engaging hobbies and interest, helped build strong social capital  and importantly made a strong contribution to Tasmania’s tourism, product & design position in national and global markets.

It delivers this within a contemporary, sustainability framework, a philosophy that links and delivers a balance of social, environmental and economic benefits.

Environmental Benefits

Tasmania’s special timbers are a renewable, biological resource.  Well managed industries within this part of the economy operate on a sustainable basis; Tasmania’s Special timbers woodcraft sector is one of these industries.

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Social Benefits

We share cultural expressions that have been passed from one generation to another, have evolved in response to their environments and contribute to giving us a sense of identity and continuity”

This statement from The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural (UNESCO) captures the essence of the social benefits derived from the ongoing nature of the woodcraft sector in Tasmania.

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Social Benefits

We share cultural expressions that have been passed from one generation to another, have evolved in response to their environments and contribute to giving us a sense of identity and continuity”

This statement from The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural (UNESCO) captures the essence of the social benefits derived from the ongoing nature of the woodcraft sector in Tasmania.

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Economic Benefits

The economic and social benefit is demonstrated by significant output, participation, centres and events.

 

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