Talks stall on future of Australian Sustainable Hardwoods

Friday 28 Apr 2017

Moves to convince the owners of the Heyfield timber mill to sell the operation to the state government have stalled, despite Premier Daniel Andrews announcing the drastic move more than a month ago. It is believed the government has met the owners once since the announcement, but no further attempts have been made to resolve the issue.

When Australian Sustainable Hardwoods last month announced it would close the mill, Mr Andrews said he would save workers’ jobs. He didn’t rule out the government buying the mill, but denied it would cost taxpayers more than AU$50 million.

“There has been no formal offer and no formal discussion about a sale,” ASH spokesman James Lantry said.

Source: Herald Sun



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