THE Triabunna woodchip mill bought by environmentalists Jan Cameron and Graeme Wood appears no closer to an eco-resort metamorphosis, despite a new push for investment.
Yesterday Mr Wood took to ABC Radio to promote the potential of the site, which he said was going through a rehabilitation stage "which we're obliged to do to stabilise land and clean up the site".
The businessman said he had received "several unsolicited approaches from tourism entrepreneurs and property developers" and would soon open expressions of interest through the owners, Triabunna Investments.
Outlining a vision similar to the "south of France" including a seaplane link and marina, as well as links to cycling, walking and yachting, Mr Wood suggested having locals on board was crucial.
"I'm very confident that we've got the support of most people on the East Coast for this and if we all work together we can make something very special," he said.
Mr Wood laughed off the prospect of a return to mill operations, saying he was bored with a debate "so last century".
The mill, closed before it changed hands in July 2011 in unlikely circumstances, has seen little activity on site since its sale.
Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania chief Luke Martin said while the potential for investment on the East Coast was very welcome, he "wouldn't be popping champagne corks just yet".
"I want to be careful about expectations being created in the community ... the last thing we want to do was create false hope," Mr Martin said.
Greens leader Nick McKim was eager to promote the chance for revitalisation.
"The opportunities here for Triabunna are large and akin to the opportunities that Strahan capitalised on a number of decades ago and now Strahan is a vibrant town," Mr McKim said.
Labor Lyons MHR Rebecca White said she wanted to see more detail about the proposal.
Mr Wood has a track record of support for environmental causes, including a reported $1.6 million donation to the Greens at the 2010 election.
A Glamorgan-Spring Bay Council spokeswoman said it had not received a proposal for development or demolition works on the site.