"Based on our preliminary review of the Regional Impact Statement (RIS) with key industry stakeholders we conclude that there are a number of very serious and obvious flaws in the Report and its recommendations. The failings within the Report warrant (if not demand) that the forward sale process be immediately suspended to enable our local community to respond formally to the RIS and for the ForestrySA Forward Sale Select Committee to submit a report on its findings on the 27th July 2011 to the State Parliament."
We have a long history built on our local forest industry and we are proud of our heritage. As a community this industry has made us resilient to the economic peaks and troughs that have come to us in the form of recessions, the Global
Financial Crisis and natural disasters such as Ash Wednesday. We have survived as a community and are able to overcome a myriad of challenges which is why this decision about our heritage deserves to be treated with respect.
The process of the forward sale is expected to take up to 12 months therefore the request for an immediate suspension is considered a reasonable course of action. This is a decision that will have a continued and profound impact on our region for the next 111 years and should not be treated with unnecessary haste.
Mayor - City of Mount Gambier
Mayor - District Council of Grant
Mayor - Wattle Range Council
View the media page including recent newspaper coverage, ForestrySA Board Minutes and 7News coverage.
Positive Action! Read more.
Select Committee on harvesting rights in ForestrySA plantation estates. Download here.
Letter to Trevor Smith, South East Forest Industry Roundtable Chairman.
Download the letter here.
Stakeholders Review the Regional Impact Statement. Read more.
The Regional Impact Statement prepared by ACIL Tasman Report for the State Government of South
Australia has been repudiated by credible Forestry experts as significantly flawed, burdened with
obvious errors and persistent examples of biased logic. Read more.
The three Mayors of the Lower South East have formally called on the Treasurer Jack Snelling M.P. to immediately suspend the forward sale process. Read more.
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