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New Hyne Timber Tumbarumba Mill expansion

29 April 2024

The Hyne Timber Tumbarumba Mill has commenced construction on the largest, new site asset since the Mill was purchased and re-developed in 2001. The new storage facility will be 4700m2 with the capacity to store 4000m3 timber known in the process as ‘Rough Sawn, Kiln Dried’ (RSKD) material.

With development approval granted earlier in the year, Albury based Joss Construction has been appointed to undertake the build.

The project is expected to inject over A$5,000,000 into the regional economy with local trades and suppliers being prioritised in accordance with the company’s procurement rules. Site preparation has commenced with construction expected to be completed in September 2024.

National Projects and Reliability Manager, Darren Wright, said the construction project is critical investment as part of the ongoing bushfire recovery challenges. “With the reduction in log volume as a direct result of the 2019/20 bushfires, it is imperative we protect our products from adverse weather exposure in order to extract the maximum value. This storage facility will assist in achieving this.

“Being able to utilise both NSW Government and Australian Government bushfire recovery funding to help us meet the construction costs, this has made this critical infrastructure investment possible. “I would like to thank the Australian, NSW and local government for all the levels of support this project has received noting the benefits it will bring to both the site, and the increased volumes of higher-grade timber for the construction sector.” Mr Wright said.

The project has been funded under the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund, co-funded by the Australian and NSW Governments and the Australian Government Forestry Recovery Development Fund.

The Tumbarumba community can expect to see increased activity around the site and amongst the town over coming months as this construction gets underway with up to 30 additional jobs created to undertake the project.

Hyne Timber would like to thank the community for their understanding and patience as this critical piece of infrastructure comes to fruition.

Source and image credit: Hyne Timber

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