Environment group Save the Tarkine is set for a potentially crippling legal bill after being rolled in the Federal Court.
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The Premier, Will Hodgman said at the opening of the Tarkine Drive that it will raise awareness of the environmental issues and catches the spirit of who we are and why people come to Tasmania. "What has been arrived at has really built the community spirit, and it does demonstrate that you can have a tourism industry alongside forestry, mining and agriculture,” the Premier said.
It was an intense and informative induction to the Tasmanian minerals and mining world for representatives of a new government agency.
Hopes of a Mount Lyell restart have surged after top executive Tom Albanese spoke bullishly about the veteran West Coast mine's future.
Contractors will have extra work and 1,500 jobs will be secured through a new power deal announced by Bell Bay Aluminium (BBA) and Hydro Tasmania in May.