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Tarpeena Official Opening

12 March 2024

Premier of South Australia officially opens NeXTimber Cross Laminated Timber and Glue Laminated Timber facility and Timberlink Tarpeena green mill upgrade. Timberlink is pleased to announce the official opening of its NeXTimber® by Timberlink® manufacturing facility and upgraded green mill located in Tarpeena, South Australia.

The February 29 launch event was attended by over 300 people, including South Australian Premier the Hon. Peter Malinauskas MP, Minister for Primary Industries, Regional Development and Forest Industries the Hon. Clare Scriven, MLC, District Council of Grant Mayor Kylie Boston, District Councilof Grant CEO Darryl Whicker, Member for Mackillop, Nick McBride and CEO of the South Australian Forest Products Association, Nathan Paine.

Premier Peter Malinauskas said “this unique facility in South Australia’s Limestone Coast presents tremendous opportunities for value adding, product diversification and market expansion for the state’s $1.4 billion forest industries as well as the ability to contribute to the construction of taller and more complex timber buildings.

“I congratulate the Timberlink team, and everyone involved in delivering this project which will have significant flow on benefits for the Limestone Coast economy and that of the whole state. “The State Government is committed to a smart, sustainable and inclusive economic path for increase resilience and competitiveness for our forest industries and is why we were pleased to contribute $2 million of funding towards this new state of the art facility.”

The newly commissioned NeXTimber facility is Australia’s only combined CLT and GLT (Cross Laminated and Glue Laminated Timber) radiata pine mass timber facility, and the first in Australia to be integrated with a structural timber manufacturing plant. The NeXTimber facility can produce CLT panels up to 16M long and 3.5M wide, and GLT beams up to 12M long. Mass timber products offer an exciting alternative to traditional construction materials and can help to reduce the embodied carbon of a project. These timber structures can be built up to 12 stories and even taller when combined with other materials in a hybrid timber construction.

Click here to view the press release pdf.

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