Australian made CLT is finally available. A CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) production plant has recently opened in Wodonga. The Vistek team just took the Hume Highway up to see first-hand XLam‘s new facility.
Understandably, we were not able to take pictures from inside the plant on the visit. Therefore, we will leave it to XLam to give a sense of the scale of the operations. Here is a quote from an earlier press release on their facilities.
From the XLam announcement:
Australia’s first Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) manufacturing plant will be built by XLam in the Albury Wodonga region, representing a $25 million investment and creating 54 local jobs.
Announced today, the high tech sustainable timber facility will produce 60,000m3 of CLT each year, which is enough to construct the equivalent of one Forte Melbourne – Australia’s greenest apartment building – every week.
The new facility is the final piece of the puzzle that Australia needs to embrace mass timber. CLT, and mass timber generally, are highly sustainable materials. We look forward to 2019 being the year that the local market has a genuine low-carbon alternative to concrete. XLam have made this possible by introducing Australian made CLT.