Heybridge land leased to Forestry

Burnie City Council has entered into a licence agreement with Forestry Tasmania for the land at Heybridge, formally known as the Tioxide site.

Mayor Steve Kons said, “Forestry Tasmania approached Council late last year, with their interest to access a portion of this land for the storage of logs and equipment and we can now announce that Council has agreed to their request.

“The decision to allow Forestry Tasmania to use this land allows Council to support the timber industry and is also a great use of the site which has remained vacant for far too long.

“The purpose is for Forestry Tasmania to relocate the export log yard from the Burnie port to the Heybridge site.

“I think it’s great that this vacant piece of land will have a new purpose and is a positive way to support a very important industry sector currently going through challenging times by ensuring jobs," Mayor Kons said. 

Forestry Tasmania Media enquiries can be made by contacting: 6235 8249.

For further information please contact

Libby Dobson
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: ldobson@burnie.net