Timberlink Expanding Mill in Tarpeena, Australia

An investment of $90 million (A$) will fund the expansion of Timberlink’s Tarpeena, Australia, mill. The investment includes a $63 million manufacturing plant that will produce cross-laminated timber (CLT) and glue laminated timber (GLT) for the construction industry. The manufacturing facility uses local timber from the Green Triangle pine plantations, which are processed at Timberlink’s adjoining mill. Currently, it will be the only combined radiata pine facility to produce CLT and GLT in Australia.

David Oliver, Timberlink’s general manager of sales and marketing and corporate affairs, said the “enthusiastic and growing” uptake of the product by the construction industry was a “firm nod to moving into a sustainable future,” with timber “the ultimate sustainable resource.”

The project is expected to be completed in September 2023 and will add approximately 70 new jobs at the mill. It has also attracted a $2-million co-investment from the South Australian government.

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