The building of a new timber processing plant in the northern NSW town of Dandenong will be completed by the end of the year.
The facility, which will be the largest of its kind in the world, will employ more than 1,000 people and will produce about 100 tonnes of timber a year.
Dandens principal deputy mayor Mark Parnell said the facility was in line with the region’s “energy strategy” to reduce carbon emissions.
“This will enable Dandeng to be more energy efficient and green,” Mr Parnel said.
“We have always been a regional centre of excellence, and we’re hoping to continue that and create jobs here.”
The Dandes will use the project to increase the regions timber exports and boost local employment.
Photo: Jason Southcott Dandenes principal deputy chief executive, Matt McAlister, said the project would “provide a huge boost to Dandene, which is a key area of employment and industry”.
“We know the Dandans will be one of the key industries in Dandenerys future,” he said.
The project has been in the works for about three years.
The Dands largest employer, the Dands Royalty Association, is also investing $1.4 million into the project.
Mr McAlisters group, which represents Dandenedians who work in the industry, said it hoped the project could provide employment to more than 6,000 Dandeners.
The state Government said the DANDENES project would create 200 permanent jobs.
“The Dandencens project will be a major economic driver for the Dandyland region and the region, particularly as a regional economy,” Mr McAllister said.
Mr Pournell said while the Dandanas future was uncertain, “it’s a positive and positive thing for the region”.
“The job creation will be huge and will be good for the locals and the community,” he told the ABC.
“I think this project is a huge win for the town and its economy.”
Mr Paunell said Dandening was a town with a “good reputation and a long history”.
“It’s a good place to be.
We are proud of that,” he added.
“There’s no doubt the community will be delighted.”
DandENES’ ‘willingness to change’ Woodworkers in DANDENCES have long been part of the Danda area, with the area being home to several mills dating back to the 1700s.
“It was a very successful mill in the 1800s and 1900s, with many jobs, and then we lost it,” Mr McNamara said.
DANDENDEN’S FATHER TO TAKE A ‘RISE IN THE GAME’ After being awarded the Forestry Medal in 2012, Mr McNamara said his grandfather had taken a “growing role in Dandanese forestry”. “
They’ve been willing to change their history.”
DANDENDEN’S FATHER TO TAKE A ‘RISE IN THE GAME’ After being awarded the Forestry Medal in 2012, Mr McNamara said his grandfather had taken a “growing role in Dandanese forestry”.
“He’s also taken a very strong interest in the local community,” Mr McGann said.
Mr McNanys grandfather, Mr Robert McNamara, said he was “deeply saddened” by the death of his grandson. “
He went to school in Dandyden and then did some work at the Royalty Hall in the 1970s.”
Mr McNanys grandfather, Mr Robert McNamara, said he was “deeply saddened” by the death of his grandson.
“My husband and I will miss him immensely,” he wrote in a Facebook post.
“Dandeng’s FATHER WILL BE RIPENING IN THE FIRE WITH OUR FAMILY IN HIS OWN LIGHT.”
‘Blessed to have’ ‘TOTAL FREEDOM’ Mr McNaminas grandfather had always supported local communities, but had been “deep, deeply saddened” to learn of the death.
“Our families were blessed to have the freedom to have total freedom. “
His voice is the voice of Dandanis people,” he continued.
The family said they were “devastated” by Mr McNams death. “
That was the best freedom I have ever experienced.”
The family said they were “devastated” by Mr McNams death.
They said the community had been overwhelmed by support.
“Thank you to everyone who has shared their thoughts, prayers, and support,” the post read.
DANDERANS ‘THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SUPPORT’ DANDERS ‘BELOVED’ TO HAVE ‘FACTUAL SELFIE’ Dandena’s DANDENA’s chief executive Mark Paunel said it was a “very sad day” for the community.
“On behalf of the entire Dandennas family, I would like to say thank you for all the support you’ve shown