Greens table pulp mill repeal bill

The Tasmanian Greens have tabled a bill to bury the long-gestating Tamar Valley pulp mill, more than a decade after the project was first conceived.

The Pulp Mill Assessment Repeal Bill moves to repeal the Pulp Mill Assessment Act 2007 and revoke not only the pulp mill permit, but also any related provisions and approvals.

Prior to falling into receivership in 2012, timber business Gunns had planned to construct a $2.3 million pulp mill in the Tamar Valley.

And, until this year, the permit to build the mill could be sold under the Pulp Mill Assessment Act by receivers KordaMentha.

​Bass Greens MHA Andrea Dawkins said her party’s bill would provide “closure” for Northern Tasmanians and end the “divisive” pulp mill saga.

”We hope both Labor and the Liberals will support our bill,” Ms Dawkins said.