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Southern Woodchip Port options paper

22 May 2018
Rosalie Woodruff MP

Rosalie Woodruff MP - On tomorrow to move -

That the House

(1) Understands Southwood Fibre Pty Ltd has sought Landowners' Consent to use Crown Land to develop a woodchip port facility in beautiful coastal Dover from the Minister for Crown Lands, Sarah Courtney.

(2) Understands this major development, if approved, would have far reaching negative impacts for the Dover community, the Huon Valley, and all Tasmanians who care about the impact of low quality high volume native forest wood exports on the environment and our sustainable future.

(3) Recognises the port proposal would dramatically increase heavy log truck traffic across state and council roads, and threaten the 427 existing fish farm jobs in Dover, and local tourism businesses.

(4) Realises the Premier has refused to release the Southern Ports Options Paper to Dover community residents, despite the high level of public interest and its obvious relevance to this southern woodchip port development. 

(5) Calls on the Premier to release this Port Options Paper and lay open all the arrangements that have already been made with the national and international private companies about this development.