The Meander Valley Council's mayor is hoping the iconic Melita Honey Farm will be saved for the Chudleigh community and the region's tourism.
The honey farm closed on June 30 this year and has since been listed for 'sale on hold' until Tasmania's border restrictions are lifted.
Mayor Wayne Johnston said it would be great to have someone take on the business because it was a tourist attraction.
"We took phone calls from some businesses out that way that were concerned and wanted to know how council possibly could have helped the Beerepoot's, but we couldn't. We offered all that we possibly could, all the way through, but it just didn't work out for them.
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"[It] was part of that tourism route and we need to get as many of those businesses up and firing all cylinders as soon as we possibly can," he said.
"The Beerepoot's obviously created a great business there, it's a pity that their beliefs were different to those of all levels of government."
The owners, the Beerepoot family, were ordered by the Supreme Court to pay $2.32 million to the Australian Taxation Office last year after failing to pay income tax for years because it went against their religious beliefs.
They said the farm's closure was solely because of the ATO's defiance of God, in requiring them to pay income tax, and not because of COVID-19 or other legal action.
The family's honey farm and shop were saved by an anonymous donor who paid the rates.
However, the council were owed more money in unpaid rates in June.
The council's general manager John Jordan said due to privacy reasons he could not comment on individual cases, but there were no outstanding rates on the farm property.
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