Stakeholder Update - Heyfield Mill Announcement - 15 September 2017
The Victorian Government announced this morning that the purchase of the Heyfield Mill has been finanlised.
VicForests welcomes this announcement as it it a very positive outcome for the Victorian timber industry and the Heyfield community with clarity around the future arrangements for the mill.
It provides certainty to the broader industry including the contractors who harvest and deliver logs to the mill and will support the Gippsland region by providing jobs and supporting the local economy.
We acknowledge that this has been a very difficult time for the town of Heyfield and the wider timber industry.
VicForests has entered into a three year Timber Sales Agreement of 80,000m³ per annum with the new owners of Australian Sustainable Hardwoods.
We look forward to continuing to working constructively with ASH, and plan to recommence deliveries early next week.