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REINSTATE OUR LOCAL FORESTS
THE MINISTER FOR FORESTS LEON BIGNELL MP HELD A COMMUNITY FORUM
ON WEDNESDAY 22ND OCTOBER 2014 At the JAMESTOWN MEMORIAL HALL
The Mid North Community and surrounds showed their support, with 400+ people attending the Forum held in Jamestown.
We still have a long way to go in what seems like an uphill battle, but hopefully we are one small step closer to reinstating the Mid North (Bundaleer and Wirrabara) Forests.
Many thanks to all who attended the forum.
AFTER THE FIRES OF 2013 IN BUNDALEER AND 2014 IN WIRRABARA OUR FORESTS HAVE BEEN PLACED IN JEOPARDY. UNLESS WE CAN PERSUADE OUR GOVERNMENT THAT WE NEED THE FORESTS THEY WILL NOT BE REPLANTED.
IF THERE IS LITTLE INTEREST WE WILL LOSE OUR FORESTS
IF THE FORESTS ARE NOT REPLANTED NOW, THEY WILL BE LOST FOREVER.
The Minister is accepting submissions following the meeting. Please write with your concerns, and ideas to:
MINISTER BIGNELL, GPO BOX 1671, ADELAIDE SA 5001
"It was very clear to me that the SA Government and Forestry SA wish to wipe their hands of this ‘asset’ in the quickest way they can. This was blatantly clear from the outset of the meeting when the Minister for Forests, Mr. Leon Bignell, was seated in the part of the hall along with the people from the surrounding community and not on the stage area where the panel would provide some answers. The spokesman for Forestry SA, Jerome Coleman, did not have anything positive to say and he is paid by the SA Government. If it was a good news story, I’m guessing that Mr. Bignell would have been ‘front and centre’"
Charles Catford, Catford Engineering PTY LTD, Jamestown
Morgan Sawmill is a family business, owned and operated throughout 3 generations by the Morgan Families. We pride ourselves in quality and proficiency. Our product range is extensive and includes posts, structural timber, pallets, bins/boxes, woodchips, sawdust and decking to name a few. Morgan Sawmill has evolved over time, growing significantly in size and developing new product lines for the ever-changing market.
The timber industry is an exciting venture to be involved in and we strongly support the preservation of timber supply from our locally grown plantation forests maintained by Forestry SA.
Plantation forests are very beneficial; they preserve our native forests and also allow access to a renewable resource. The plantation forests, containing Pinus Radiata, are managed in a way that ensures sustainability of the Forest for generations to come –(“Forests for Life”). Our major timber supplies are from the Wirrabara and Bundaleer Forests. Bundaleer forest was the states first plantation forest, planted in 1876. For more information www.forestry.sa.gov.au/.
Morgan Sawmill is situated on the outskirts of Jamestown, located in the Mid North Region of South Australia. We are 207kms from Adelaide; Jamestown has a population of approx 1,450. Major products of the area include agricultural products, wool, wine and timber.