TAKING TIMBER TO THE TOWNS
While timber underpinned the infrastructure for the growing
towns, just getting the timber from the forest required a network of
roads, railway lines and ports.
Early forest roads were little more than goat tracks and
were cleared by the bullocks that ultimately transported the logs
to the mills. These early pioneers were not only skilful but also
brave. Today, forest roads vary from the tourist quality bitumen
to the rarely used dirt forest track. With the focus on safety and
sustainability, roads are now managed and monitored.