Its a bit rich for the Liberals to now cite ongoing ‘uncertainty’ over the Triabunna mill site to justify the Parliamentary Committee Inquiry needing to table an Interim report next week, when it is their political interference in a commercial sale and development process which created current uncertainty, Greens Leader Kim Booth MP said today.
“The Liberals are solely responsible for any uncertainty over the future of the Triabunna Mill site,” Mr Booth said.
“Mr Barnett’s contrived witch-hunt of a parliamentary inquiry, and the Premier’s refusal to remove the spectre of compulsory acquisition are the only reasons why there is any uncertainty surrounding the site and the prospects of the $50 million, 200 job-rich Spring Bay Mill development proposal.”
“There was no ‘uncertainty’ surrounding the standard sale of private property from one private owner to another. The Liberals’ bizarre ideologically driven vendetta dragged that cloud into the mix.”
“Local tourism industry stakeholders, council representatives and candidates are now throwing their support behind the Spring Bay Mill project, leaving Mr Barnett, and Premier Hodgman badly isolated.”
“The only way to remove the cloud hanging over the Spring Bay Mill project is for Will Hodgman to rule out compulsory acquisition, and for Mr Barnett’s Committee report next week to announce an end to his outrageous publicly-resourced witch-hunt.”
“The Liberals need to get out of the way, and let the East Coast community get on with it.”Mr Booth said.