New Sawmill for Tumut

28 September 1951 The Land

A new sawmill to produce pine timber would be established at Tumut soon, the N.S.W. Minister for Conservation (Mr. Weir) said recently.

The mill would draw six to eight million super feet of logs a year from the Red Hill, Billapaloola, Weejasper and Jounama State Forests, which are within 20 to 40 miles of Tumut.

Log production from the forests was expected to rise to 30,000,000 super feet a year by 1990.