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Construction starts on AU$63 million plant

2 March 2022
Construction has started on a AU$63 million state-of-the-art timber plant at Tarpeena in the South East which will revolutionise South Australia’s timber manufacturing industry and create local jobs. Timberlink’s NeXTimber facililty, which has received AU$2 million from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund, will be Australia’s first combined Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) and Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) manufacturing plant.

“Timberlink’s new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant at Tarpeena will be a game-changer for South Australia’s timber industry and it’s very exciting to see construction now underway,” Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development David Basham said.

Timberlink Chief Executive Officer Ian Tyson said Timberlink has recently completed a major multi dimensioned investment at the Tarpeena mill which largely has completed their timber manufacturing modernisation, creating a world class timber manufacturing facility. “The co-location of a CLT & GLT Plant on the same site makes this facility unique in Australia,” Mr Tyson said.

In further exciting news for the South Australia’s forestry sector, South East Pine Sales has unveiled their new automated steam generation plant which will add nearly 1,000m3 of additional capacity. “The Marshall Liberal Government was pleased to provide nearly AU$90,000 from the Regional Growth Fund towards this AU$300,000 project.”

Photo: Timberlink. Timberlink’s CEO Ian Tyson breaking ground with David Basham MP and Cr Shirley Little

Source: Government of South Australia

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