Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown today welcomed news that a consortium of buyers had put a bid in for the Triabunna woodchip mill to establish a new tourism venture.
"Triabunna is the gateway to the east coast and beautiful Maria Island but at the moment the scenery is blighted by the woodchip mill," Senator Brown said in Hobart.
"A tourism venture will provide job certainty for the town's 800 people as well as Tasmania."
"This is a watershed moment for Tasmania's economy and job prospects. It is perfect for Tasmania's branding as an island of wild and scenic beauty, featuring economic excellence."
"I congratulate Graeme Wood and Jan Cameron. And I hope local, state and federal governments will get behind this pivotal proposal which promises to uplift Tasmania's economic prospects."