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Kangaroo Island Plantations sets up at Kingscote

Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers has opened an office in Kingscote and appointed two of its directors to executive positions as it works towards approval for its Smith Bay wharf and mobilisation of the forestry industry. Source: Timberbiz

The office, at 70 Dauncey Street, provides a convenient meeting location and will be staffed for some of the week. The head office remains in Adelaide.

Kingscote-based Shauna Black has been appointed Director of Community Engagement on Kangaroo Island and will work from the new office for one to two days a week.

“If I’m not at the office, please feel free to call me to arrange a time to meet,” Ms Black said. “We’re also building a new website, which will be much more user-friendly and will be an important source of information.”

KIPT director Graham Holdaway has been appointed Director of Operations.

Mr Holdaway lives in country Victoria but will be on the island for three days a fortnight, using the new office as his base.

KIPT expects the release of development guidelines from the Development Assessment Commission in the next few weeks. The company will then prepare its Environmental Impact Statement for public consultation.

“The recent Country Cabinet was a great opportunity to show the Premier and the Minister for Transport our site at Smith Bay and talk to them about our plans,” Managing Director John Sergeant said.

“We also welcome the Government’s announcement of $8 million in further road funding for Kangaroo Island, especially for North Coast Road, which will be integral to our forestry operations.

“Road transport and safety are important to us and to the community of Kangaroo Island. We are working with a number of consultants and stakeholders on these matters.”