Export of woodchips from Eucalyptus globulus plantations

Proposal description: 

The proposal is to harvest and export approximately 163,000 tonnes of Eucalyptus globulus woodchips from private plantations over the next five years. A trial shipment of approximately 13,000 tonnes is planned for 1993 with exports rising to 70,000 tonnes per year by 1997.

In the 1993 trial, logs will be obtained from nine plantation blocks and transported to WA Chip and Pulp's (WACAP) Diamond Chip Mill to be processed into paper pulp chips. The product will then be hauled to the Bunbury Port by rail and transfered to ship for export using the company's existing facilities at the port site.

Harvested areas will be regenerated from coppice re-growth on the cut stumps and the site fertilized the following winter. The second rotation is planned to be harvested approximately eight years later.

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Last updated: 
December 17, 1997
Current Status: 
Ministerial Statement published
Ministerial Statement published
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