TABMA events

On Saturday, 13th October, TABMA will be hosting the 2018 Queensland Timber Industry Awards in Brisbane. Held in the Podium Room at Rydges Hotel in South Bank, the event is an opportunity to recognise excellence in the industry and showcase the outstanding contributions of the finalists.

Independent judges Bruce Harle and Dave Gover have travelled far and wide to meet this year’s finalists. See the bottom of this page for the list of finalists.

The evening includes a delicious three-course dinner and beverages, and is an outstanding opportunity to network with fellow industry leaders and members. Tickets are priced at $176 (inc GST) per person or $1672 (inc GST) per table of 10.

To secure tickets, visit tabma.com.au/events. For any direct queries email Alicia Oelkers at alicia@tabma.com.au or call on 0418449031.

On 26 October, TABMA will be hosting the 2018 National Timber Industry Dinner. Taking place in Sydney, it is an opportunity to network with industry suppliers, retailers, manufacturers and merchants.

For more details, visit tabma.com.au/events


ForestTECH 2018

The key technology event for forest resource managers, including remote sensing and GIS specialists and inventory foresters from Australia and New Zealand. Tech updates and the integration of research results operationally by local forestry companies will be the focus. To be held 20-21 November 2018, Melbourne, Australia, see www.foresttech.events

Construction Equipment

The National Construction Equipment Convention will run from 15-17 November at the Sydney Showground. With a theme of ‘Think Globally, Act Locally’, the event will feature expert speakers and industry-leading companies discussing the opportunities and challenges in civil construction. To register, visit www.ncecaustralia.com.au/ncec

Queensland Timber Industry Awards 2018 Finalists

Best Building Materials Centre

  • Sunshine Mitre 10
  • BMS Mitre 10
  • Bretts Timber & Hardware
  • Cairns Hardware
  • JH Williams Group

Best Frame and Truss Fabricator

  • Langs Building Supplies
  • Bretts Timber & Hardware
  • Trusscorp
  • Versace Timbers
  • Redland Bay Roof Trusses

Best Timber Manufacturing Operation

  • Timbeck Architectural
  • Stairmaster
  • Colonial Restorations
  • Parkside Wondai
  • Paradise Timber

Best Timber Merchant

  • 5 Star Timbers
  • Ironbark Timber Products
  • Gowan Lea Timbers
  • Simons Toowoomba
  • Tradeware Building Supplies

Best Wholesale Timber Operation

  • Dindas
  • Simmonds Lumber
  • Stora Enso
  • ITI Queensland
  • Hyne Timber

  • Robertson Bros Sawmill
  • Hyne Timber
  • Parkside – Wandoan
  • AKD Softwoods
  • Ravenshoe Timbers


  • Langs Building Supplies
  • Hyne Timber
  • Wesbeam
  • ITI Queensland

Sales Representative

  • Jacinta Colley – Simmonds Lumber
  • Michael Branton – ITI
  • Melonie Conduit – Parkside
  • Lee Midgley – AKD Softwoods

Trainee of the Year

  • Bailey Kitchen – 5 Star Timbers
  • Kellin Moore – Dressed Timber Products
  • La-Lani Clemett – Versace Timbers
  • Nicholas Gibbins – Langs
  • Dylan Nelson – Tilling Timber

Host Employer of the Year

  • Langs Building Supplies
  • The Williams Group
  • Gold Coast Doorland
  • Aspect Cabinet Makers
  • Woodhouse Timber Co.

Apprentice of the Year

  • Blake Clayton – Gold Coast Doorland
  • Riley Cassells – Project Shopfit
  • Ryan Shannon – Moreton Bay Air
  • Mitchell Watson – Bossair
  • Dylan Peacock – Peacock Saws