Hunter Valley sawmill expanding on pandemic materials squeeze

With global timber supplies under pressure, leading to rising prices, Sweetman Renewables announced plans to expand its sawmilling operations in the Hunter Valley, as the only other sawmill in the area shuts its doors. “With the imminent closure of the other hardwood sawmill in the region, because of urban ‘creep’ and related development pressures, the Sweetman Renewables sawmill will soon be the only hardwood sawmill between Sydney and Newcastle,” company chairman John Halkett said. Read more…

Source: thefifthestate.com

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