National plan to grow industry

RENEWABLE TIMBER PUSH: Regional Development Australia Limestone Coast chief executive David Wheaton outside his Mount Gambier office. Mr Wheaton said the Federal Government’s proposed National Forest Industries Plan acknowledged the importance of the local industry. Picture: LEON RADEMEYER

AN EXPORT log tariff to protect local industries and jobs should be considered by the Federal Government when devising its National Forest Industries Plan, Wattle Range Mayor Peter Gandolfi said yesterday.

“We must ensure we have a sustainable resource so local timber processors are able to access log,” he said.

“I would welcome


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