Sep 28, 2012

Pulped: Gunns’ Tassie mill is finally dead

The Greens tread a fine line in claiming their third victory in Tasmania. Though there seems little doubt Gunns' proposed pulp mill is dead, writes Bruce Montgomery.

Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings and Deputy Premier Bryan Green are probably the only two people in Tasmania who say they believe the pulp mill floated by doomed timber company Gunns is still a goer. Whether Giddings and Green actually believe what they say is doubtful.

The tarnished development permit that Gunns holds for the $2 billion mill still sits in the safe at company headquarters in Launceston. The company’s administrators properly regard it as an asset, even a bankable asset, for sale to the highest bidder, should there be one.

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One thought on “Pulped: Gunns’ Tassie mill is finally dead

  1. Microseris

    A much better effort. Factual and omitting the condescension present in previous efforts.

    Hopefully settlement between the parties can still be achieved and this will be the only way the industry can have the “certainty” it is seeking. The plantations on private land remain a resource and I have no doubt their value will be realised.

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