Sawlog timber supply hits limit

THERE IS A LIMIT: OneFortyOne Plantations chief executive officer Linda Sewell outside the company’s headquarters in Mount Gambier this week. Picture: SANDRA MORELLO

FORESTRY company OneFortyOne Plantations has revealed there is little excess sawlog in its estate to sustain any growth in the region’s structural timber processing sector.

The news comes as concerns heighten over unprecedented high log exports, fears over long-term supply security to regional processors and a State Government investigation into whether it has breached contractual conditions.

OFO chief executive officer Linda Sewell – who was in Mount Gambier this week – has revealed a third of all the logs being exported by the

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