PULP MILL: It’s official. WE WON!!!! We really, really did …
Anne Layton-Bennett, Friends of the Tamar Valley. Pic: Aerial shot of the site …
30.08.17 7:30 pm
Red letter day and reckon we can all break out the champagne, or whatever is the beverage of your choice.
This from today’s Oz which spells it out in black and white really.
Congratulations to everyone who helped achieve this result, one I suspect few ever imagined would actually happen. Just shows the strength of people power. Well done to you all!
Now … for The Party! Several of them – Watch this space!!
Gunns pulp mill finally dead, buried and site for sale
• MATTHEW DENHOLM
• The Australian
• 12:00AM August 30, 2017
After 14 years of bitter division, protests, legal and boardroom stoushes and the demise of a major listed company, the Gunns Ltd Tasmanian pulp mill is finally dead.
The $2.5 billion project — first hatched in 2003 — was consigned to history last night by Gunns’s receivers, Korda Mentha, who confirmed the pulp mill permit effectively expires today with no buyers to hand.
KordaMentha partner Bryan Webster told The Australian the pulp mill site, at Long Reach in the Tamar Valley in northern Tasmania, would now be sold for different uses.
“The pulp mill permit lapses this week and KordaMentha will proceed with the sale process for the land — the 600ha site including 50ha of cleared land,” Mr Webster said.
Gunns Ltd, the now failed timber giant, first proposed the world-scale pulp mill in 2003, provoking a major environmental and community battle over its initial plans to use native forests as feed-stock, as well as pollution concerns. When the…
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