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Mayor writes to the Premier over Heyfield Timber Mill concerns

Issued: 
February 6, 2017

Following the overwhelming turnout of over 1,000 community members to the Australian Sustainable Hardwood (ASH) community meeting on Wednesday 1 February, Wellington Shire Council Mayor Carolyn Crossley has written to the Premier, the Hon Daniel Andrews MP.

The letter expresses the community’s concerns at the lack of government action in putting 250 local jobs at the mill in jeopardy with the additional flow-on affecting around 7,000 jobs and families in Victoria.

Mayor Crossley, says: “After such a show of support in Heyfield at the meeting on Wednesday evening, I felt that I had to relay that sentiment to the Premier and provide him directly with the motion that was moved and carried unanimously by everyone in attendance at the meeting.

“The letter was sent to the Premier’s office on Thursday, 2 February and I will wait in anticipation for a positive response.”

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