Bob Brown Foundation has hosted community meetings in Cygnet, Huonville, Hobart and on Bruny Island in the past three weeks to raise awareness about the proposed woodchip export facility at Dover.
A new short film has been produced by the Foundation to highlight the threats posed by this proposed industrial woodchip port to the tranquil Port Esperance, the small businesses in Southern Tasmania and the habitat for the critically endangered Swift Parrot.
At the Huonville, Hobart and Bruny Island meetings a motion was passed by the majority of attendees that they do not want a woodchip export facility in Dover. More than 250 people attended the meetings.
“It’s important for people to understand why a woodchip export facility in Dover, or anywhere in southern Tasmania needs to be stopped. On Bruny Island the proposed facility will be in line of sight and the ship route is proposed to go around Bruny Island. Increased truck movements pose a threat to Hobart, Huonville and Cygnet communities. Ongoing logging of native forests and loss of habitat for the critically endangered Swift Parrot are critical threats from a proposed woodchip export facility in Southern Tasmania,” Bob Brown Foundation’s Campaign Manager Jenny Weber said.