OFO stands ground

THE wrangle between OneFortyOne Plantations and Wattle Range Council continued yesterday with OFO rejecting allegations it has been misleading the community regarding sawlog availability to local industry.

“We categorically reject the assertion that we have misled the community of the South East,” OFO chief executive officer Linda Sewell said in a letter addressed to Mayor Peter Gandolfi.

Ms Sewell’s reaction comes after Mr Gandolfi sent identical letters to Future Fund chairman Peter Costello and Finance Minister Mathias Cormann on October 19 asking them to clarify aspects of OFO’s role in the local timber industry.

These included a perceived shortage of log supply to


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