​​Working together to build back rural: welcome to the journal series

Welcome to our build-back-rural journal.

We aim to document the story of our project to develop a mobile dowel lamination factory, from conception through research, development, prototyping and testing to a commercially viable production press that can facilitate the manufacture of solid wood panels from locally grown timber in the remote rural parts of the country. The demographic, rural employment and land ownership issues that have prompted this project also form part of a discussion we hope you will engage with us on.