Gunns Ltd proposed to build a 2.5 billion dollar pulp mill at Long Reach in the Tamar Valley in Tasmania,
However, the company was placed in voluntary administration in September 2012.
Gunns boss, Mr John Gay, pleaded guilty and was fined in relation to insider trading on the basis he
should have known he had information that may have influenced shareholders if it was made public,
when he sold 3.4 million of his shares while at the helm of the former timber company in December
The Tamar valley is known to have severe air pollution problems because of temperature inversions, and
mill in the world.
Having worked in a pulp mill I am opposed to the building of another pulp mill in Tasmania.
Having lived near a pulp mill I am opposed to the building of another pulp mill in Tasmania.
Having asthma/COPD I am opposed to the building of a pulp mill in Tasmania.
Having studied air pollution and wind paterns in Tasmania I am opposed to the building of a pulp mill in
Having worked in manufacturing and mining industries I know first hand there will always be two types of
pollution - deliberate or accidental. We do not have to accept either.
Having worked in state Health and supported residents with lung disease I know first hand we do not
want this pulp mill in the Tamar Valley, and I conveyed this message in person to Gunns former CEO, Mr
Greg L'Estrange, and to other senior Gunns people.
I am opposed to the building of this pulp mill because it was never assessed for PM2.5s. The World
Health Organisation has declared PM's to be cancer causing.