No Woodchip Export Facility for Tasmania's Port Esperance

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The beautiful, peaceful town of Dover in Tasmania's Far South is under enormous threat with a proposal for a Woodchip Export Facility. Please help us to protect the natural beauty of our region.  Far South Tasmania is not the place for a Woodchip facility!

We oppose the development of a  Woodchip Export Facility in Tasmania's Port Esperance, Dover on a range of grounds including, but not limited to:

• Industrial development, resulting in loss of amenity for residents and visitors on both land and sea
• Negative impact on property values and private investment
• Detrimental effect on jobs and the growing tourism economy of the region
• The loss of public land without tangible benefit to the residents
• Health and safety issues affecting both residents and visitors
• Noise and pollution
• Environmental impacts on native flora and fauna, including protected species, both marine and terrestrial
• Bio-security risks, including contaminated ballast release and introduction of pests and diseases 
• Risk to existing Aquaculture industry due to contamination as well as damage to brand 
• Significant upscaling of forest operations throughout the Far South and Huon Valley resulting in increased log truck movement

The proposed development has the potential to adversely affect the character of the area, natural and cultural values, the regional economy, and the lifestyle of residents. Pursuant to s.59 of the Local Government Act 1993, we request that Huon Valley Council hold a public meeting regarding the proposal to allow ratepayers and residents of the municipality the opportunity to hear about Council’s intentions and to voice their concerns about the proposal.

 

 



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