Conflict over the lease said to be holding up the re-opening of the Triabunna woodchip mill has been resolved.
State-owned Tasports has confirmed agreement was reached today to transfer the wharf lease to Triabunna Investments.
Triabunna Investments, owned by entrepreneurs Jan Cameron and Graeme Wood, purchased the mill from Gunns earlier this year but there had been dispute over the fees Tasports planned to place on them.
A spokeswoman for Tasports says the details of the lease are commercial in confidence and would not say whether the terms are the same as those that have applied to Gunns and previous owners of the mill.
Tasports says its now looking forward to announcements from Triabunna Investments about the mill re-opening.
• What Bryan Green says…
Bryan Green, MP
Thursday, 10 November 2011
Triabunna Lease Agreement Welcomed
Deputy Premier Bryan Green tonight welcomed the announcement that Tasports has reached agreement with Triabunna Investments on the assignment of the wharf lease adjacent to the Triabunna Woodchip mill.
“The Tasmanian government now looks forward to Triabunna Investments releasing an EOI for a mill operator, Mr Green said.
The Triabunna woodchip mill is a critical piece of the forestry supply chain in the South of the state and we need to see it back up and running as soon as possible, he said.