Eden chip mill back in action

Monday, November 14, 2016

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Back in business: Pentarch Forestry regional general manager Kel Henry (left) with Allied Natural Wood Exports general manager Jarrod Wallis at the freshly repaired Eden chip mill conveyor system, Monday November 14. Picture: Toni Houston

The Eden chip mill is buzzing with activity again, as repairs finish up on the main jetty wharf conveyor system, now back in action after five months.

The conveyor was rendered inoperable by June’s monster storm event, necessitating the chip mill to downsize operations and dispatch only smaller loads via the multi-purpose wharf.

NSW native forests worth more if left standing: Australia Institute report

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

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Loading a logging truck in a south-east NSW logging coupe.

An economic analysis by The Australia Institute claims that native forest logging in NSW lost $79 million over the last seven years, but could be making a $40 million yearly profit if left standing and allowed access to the Federal Government's Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF).

Time to cut losses not native trees, as deficit climbs, Australia Institute says

Monday, March 21, 2016

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Logging of native forests has cost NSW taxpayers $78 million over the past six years for a declining industry that is also a primary risk for the state's rising number of threatened species, according to a report by The Australia Institute.

The losses have been clocked up by the hardwood unit of the Forestry Corporation of NSW in the six years to the 2014-15 financial year. About 95 per cent of the division's revenue comes from logging in native forests rather than hardwood plantations, the report said.

South East Fibre Exports sold to Allied Natural Wood Exports with all current employees made redundant

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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South East Fibre Exports, operator of the Eden Chipmill, has sold its business with 36 employees to be made redundant

After 45 years of operations, the shareholders of South East Fibre Exports (SEFE), Eden, have decided to sell the business to a new Australian owned company, Allied Natural Wood Exports.