A central western Queensland council is hoping the purchase of a disused sawmill will generate jobs in the region. Source: ABC News
The sawmill in Tambo closed in 2011 but the local council has just finalised the purchase of the mill for $220,000.
Blackall-Tambo Regional Council Mayor Barry Muir that he hopes it will receive a timber allocation from the State Government to then lease the mill to local contractors.
He said it could create up to 15 jobs.
“The council will hold the actual timber reserves because they can’t be traded off somewhere else,” he said.
“We want the business to operate in this area and it will supply much needed jobs, particularly after the roadworks, flood repairs and things like that.
“It’ll give us much needed jobs into the Tambo community.”