Kyogle Pheonix from the Ashes


Page MP Janelle Saffin is today inspecting building works at Hurford Hardwood Kyogle, where a timber processing mill is being built on the former Norply site.

Ms Saffin said it is good to see a local family business setting up on the site and providing a boost to employment in Kyogle.

“The Kyogle community worked hard after the devastating Norply fire in 2005 to keep local businesses going and save jobs in the town.

“This new mill expects to employ 25 people directly, as well has providing work for contractors and downstream processing positions at the Tuncester dry mill.

“I congratulate Hurfords on this project which involves an investment of more than $8 million and is employing local North Coast firms in the mill design and construction,” Ms Saffin said.

Hurford Hardwood Managing Director, Andrew Hurford, says the shed will be 90% completed by Christmas with remaining construction work and fitting of equipment to be carried out next year.

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