Timber & Forests

Timber and Forest industries have long been a mainstay of industry in North East Tasmania. In recent years a downturn in the Tasmanian timber and forest industries as a whole has had a major effect however North East Tasmania is well placed to capitalise on new opportunities with large areas of sustainable plantation hardwood.

In addition to the nearby major sawmills located at Bell Bay, on the Tamar River, softwood milling of value added timber products is undertaken by Branxholm Sawmills at Branxholm, employing 20 people and Stronach Industries Group near Scottsdale with a workforce of approximately 15. Hardwood milling is also undertaken by small scale local mills.