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Wind energy proponent eyes Gunns pulp mill site

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wind ppwThe pulp mill permit granted to Gunns is currently 'on the market' via the failed businesses' receivers, KordaMentha.

Wind farm proponent, Tamar Valley Renewables Pty Ltd is seeking to put in a bid with KordaMentha for the Longreach pulp mill site.

Tamar Valley Renewables director, Martin May, says the company is genuine about developing a wind farm at the proposed pulp mill site in the Tamar Valley.

He says it would benefit the local economy and create jobs for the region, and fit with the state's clean green brand.

But Martin May says when it comes to money, Tamar Valley Renewables' bid would be lower than any pulp mill proponent would make.

"We won't be looking to pay the same sort of price as someone who's looking to develop this site for a pulp mill would be," he said.

"But then again, we're looking to build long-term sustainable businesses and we won't be polluting the environment to under pin those higher prices either.

"Hopefully they're taking us seriously, but we're at a different level and a different type of interest."


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