Field Trip Programme


Of all the field trips DANA has planned over the years these two confirmed visits are highlights. 


One is to the new high-rise Mass Timber Construction (MTC) building at 25  King Street.  Developed by Lend Lease, it is occupied by the design engineering firm Aurecon.  We are delighted to be hosted by Chris Ammundsen, Associate, Built Environment of Aurecon. Chris was very closely involved as the responsible structural engineer for this project.  This visit fits in perfectly with this year’s conference theme of "Innovations in the Australian Forest Industry Sector"


The second is to the QCE Woodchip Export Terminal at Fisherman’s Wharf.  Largely owned and operated by ASX listed company Midway, this facility is exporting both pine and eucalyptus woodchips to pulp companies in North Asia. Midway CEO Tony Price is also speaking at the conference on the topic of: “Pacific Rim Woodchips for Paper and Biomass, and Wood Pellet Supply - Demand Trends”




Tuesday 23 July 2019

  Field Trip  Programme  
1.15 pm     Depart Hotel for Field trip  
  Visit to recently completed high rise building in Brisbane 25 King Street  
  Visit to WCE Woodchip Export facilities, Port of Brisbane  
  Field trip finishes at hotel or Railway station to connect to Airport Service  


Site Visits


25 King is Australia’s tallest and largest engineered timber office building (by gross floor area, as of December 2018).

Developed by Lendlease, with structural and building services engineering, as well as ESD services provided by Aurecon, it is now the workplace for Aurecon’s 600 plus people in Brisbane. Environmentally friendly, sustainable and innovative, it puts people at the heart of the design. 25 King is targeting a 6 Star Design and As Built V1.1 Green Star Rating, Well Platinum Core & Shell Rating and 5 Star NABERS Energy Base Building Rating. Aurecon’s fit-out is targeting WELL Silver New & Existing Interiors Rating.


Queensland Commodity Export (QCE) is jointly owned by Midway Limited (90%) and Graincorp (10%). It is the sole woodchip exporter from the Port of Brisbane. The facility has a capacity to handle and export over 400,000 tonnes of woodchip. The two main products are plantation softwood, derived from southern pine species and plantation hardwood, derived from Eucalyptus species, including E. dunnii, E. saligna, E. pilularis, E. grandis and E. cloeziana.

QCE receives sawmill residue from 3 softwood sawmills located in Queensland and northern NSW. The supply of pulp logs come from HQP plantations, FCNSW plantations and private plantations. QCE does not own or manage any plantations.

The stockpile capacity is 80,000 tonnes of softwood and 50,000 tonnes of hardwood. The log yard capacity is approximately 3,000 tonnes. QCE engages Asher Enterprises to conduct chipping services, which includes unloading logs trucks, log yard handling and chipping.

QCE employs 7 full time employees and engages additional staff during ship loading. The ship loading services are conducted by Graincorp who own the adjoining conveyor systems and ship loader.

In the last financial year QCE exported 3 softwood and 3 hardwood vessels. The softwood sales are to Japan and the hardwood sales are to China. Approximately 220,000 tonnes were exported.

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