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Tuesday, 10 December 2002
Page: 7664


Senator O'Brien asked the Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation, upon notice, on 11 November 2002 2002:

(1) What Forest Industries Structural Adjustment Program (FISAP) grants were made in 2001-02.

(2) For each grant, can the following information be provided:

(a) grant date;

(b) grant recipient;

(c) registered address of grant recipient; and

(d) full project description, including:

(i) location,

(ii) project commencement and conclusion dates,

(iii) total funding, and

(iv) evaluation results; and can any grants that were made despite the applications not meeting program application criteria be identified.

(3) What FISAP grants were approved in 2001-02 to projects that did not commence in that year.

(4) For each grant, can the following information be provided:

(a) the date the grant was approved;

(b) approved grant recipient;

(c) registered address of approved grant recipient; and

(d) full project description, including:

(i) location,

(ii) original and revised project commencement dates,

(iii) reason for delay, and

(iv) total approved funding; and can any grants that were approved despite the applications not meeting program application criteria be identified.


Senator Ian Macdonald (Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation) —The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

(1) and (2):

New South Wales

Grant Recipient

GrantApproval date

Recipient Address

Project Description

Location

Project start and end dates

Total approved funding

A.E. & J.M. Boon Logging

06/05/02

PO Box 4049GOONELLABAH NSW 2480

Purchase an excavator, skidder, processing head, barcode scanner and software.

Coffs Harbour

Start - 6 June 02Finish - March 03

$144,719

Big River Timbers

06/05/02

PO Box 281GRAFTON NSW 2460

Develop a flooring and decorative panel production line to efficiently process regrowth and plantation forest resource, and to develop and expand domestic and export markets.

Grafton

Start - 18 June 02Finish - February 03

$984,394

Boral Timber

11/10/01

89 St. Hilliers Road, AUBURN NSW 2144

Restructure and upgrade native hardwood processing facilities in NSW

Herons Creek,Koolkhan,Kyogle,Maxwells CreekMurwillumbah

Start - 14 November 01Finish - Varies: March 2002 to March 2006

$22,500,000

Coffs Harbour Hardwoods Pty Ltd

06/05/02

PO Box 296COFFS HARBOUR NSW 2480

Investment in additional kilns, comprehensive machining, docking, matching and stacking lines, storage areas and handling equipment at its Glenreagh plant.

Coffs Harbour

Start - 26 June 02Finish - June 03

$989,480

Davis & Herbert Pty Ltd

06/05/02

PO Box 455NOWRA NSW 2541

Installation of a twin band log edger and upgrade of saw bench system and treatment plants at Nowra, installation of a multi-saw edger at the Narooma mill and installation of chip bins and conveyers at Nowra and Narooma.

Nowra UlladullaBatemans Bay

Agreement not signed yet.

$1,000,000

Greensill Bros Pty Ltd

06/05/02

PO Box 141SOUTH GRAFTON NSW 2460

Investment in excavator, bulldozer, timber felling head and truck/trailer, increasing efficiencies in production and enabling the company to handle a wider range of forest products, particularly smaller logs from younger regrowth forests and plantations.

South Grafton, Casino

Start - 9 July 02Finish -September 02

$276,000

Hardwood Resources Pty Ltd

06/05/02

Lot A, Fairway Drive, TUMUT NSW 2720

Purchase and installation of drying and milling equipment for the production of furniture which will be marketed in Australia and overseas, also business planning and feasibility studies.

Tumut

Start - 30 October 02Finish - November 04

$450,000

Haul-Line Pty Ltd

06/05/02

PO Box 285DORRIGO NSW 2453

Purchase excavators with associated winches, log grapple forks, felling head and skidders to improve log harvesting, extraction and handling, and to enhance the recovery and use of the timber resource.

Dorrigo Grafton

Start - 7 June 02Finish - September 02

$204,224

Hurfords Hardwoods Pty Ltd

06/05/02

PO Box 393LISMORE NSW 2107

Upgrade a sawmill including kilns, pressure treatment facility, forklift and an overlay flooring production line.

Lismore

Agreement not signed yet.

$424,000

J. Notaras & Sons Pty Ltd

06/05/02

PO Box 228GRAFTON NSW 2460

Purchase new kilns, a parquetry plant, wood waste grinder, grading station, new boiler facility, dust collection filter, sanding machine, glue spreader and rotary press and a wood chipper.

Grafton

Start - 19 June 02Finish - January 04

$569,349

McGuire Logging Pty Ltd

06/05/02

PO Box 493TUMUT NSW 2720

Upgrade harvesting/haulage machinery and equipment (ie. purchase of a harvester, forwarder and `B' double trailer) enabling company to harvest smaller diameter logs for sale to pulp and paper mills.

Tumut

Start - 1 July 02Finish - March 03

$122,000

R.A. Sweetman & Son Pty Ltd

06/05/02

Hayes Road MILLFIELD NSW 2325

Investment in green mill equipment (including a twin edger, one man bench, 6 head moulder and a forklift) to produce quality green boards suitable for drying.

Millfield

Agreement not signed yet.

$284,210

S.A. Relf and Sons Pty Ltd

06/05/02

PO Box 129 BULAHDELAH NSW 2423

Purchase two pre-drying kilns.

Bulahdelah

Start - 18 June 02Finish - Sept 02

$41,880

Weathertex Pty Ltd

06/05/02

PO Box 21RAYMOND TERRACE NSW 2324

Upgrade plant and machinery, including a press upgrade and new plates, stretch wrap palletising machine, effluent disposal and a new boiler, and improve marketing and product development.

Raymond Terrace

Start - 30 July 02Finish - January 04

$573,750

Victoria

Grant Recipient

Grantapprovaldate

Recipient Address

Project Description

Location

Project start and end dates

Total approved funding

Timber Promotion Council

04/10/01

320 Russell Street,MELBOURNE VIC 3000

Implement industry plan

State-wide

Start - March 02Finish - 31 December 02

$2,000,000

Drouin West Sawmills Pty Ltd

03/09/01

100 - 110 Old Sale RoadDROUIN WEST VIC 3818

Purchase of Planthard at Morwell and value adding

Drouin

Start - 1 Feb 02Finish - 30 June 04

$2,121,000

Forrest Timber Products Pty Ltd

03/09/01

Station StreetFORREST VIC 3236

Kiln drying and further processing

Forrest

Start - 11 June 02Finish - 31 Dec 03

$720,000

Australwood Pty Ltd

04/10/01

320 Russell StMELBOURNE VIC 3000

Export market development, especially in USA, China and Europe

State-wide

Agreement not signed yet. Negotiating grant details.

$660,000

Austimber Industries Pty Ltd

03/09/01

129 Macleod StreetBAIRNSDALE VIC 3875

1.Acquisition of land, drying and dressing facilities 2. Freight terminal/weighbridge 3. Marketing program

Bairnsdale

Agreement not signed yet. Negotiating grant details.

$1,280,000

Dormit Pty Ltd.

01/06/02

PO Box 4011DANDENONG SOUTH VIC 3164

Expand Dandenong sawmill, purchase sawn timber, establish a satellite sawmill

Swifts Creek

Agreement not signed yet. Negotiating grant details.

$608,000

Whittlesea Sawmills Pty Ltd

01/06/02

2412 Plenty RoadWHITTLESEA VIC 3757

Upgrade and expand dry mill

Whittlesea

Agreement not signed yet. Negotiating grant details.

$87,840

Spot Pallet Supplies Pty Ltd

01/06/02

PO Box 19CORROYONG VIC 3707

1.Purchase & install a Gibson twin edger 2.Foundations & extensions to mill

Corryong

Agreement not signed yet. Negotiating grant details.

$47,000

Buchan Valley Sawmilling Pty. Ltd.

01/06/02

PO Box 1BUCHAN VIC 3885

Replacing existing resaws and breakdown saws, removal of redundant breaking down saw and pony carriage, covering in of green chain and installing sprinkler system

Buchan

Agreement not signed yet. Negotiating grant details.

$14,000

Hallmark Oaks Pty Ltd

28/06/02

PO Box 18CANN RIVER VIC 3890

Purchase of Hans Sumberg and upgrade of drying and processing equipment

Cann River

Agreement not signed yet. Negotiating grant details.

$709,574

Queensland

Grant Recipient

GrantApprovaldate

Recipient Address

Project Description

Location

Project start and end dates

Total approved funding

Schiffke Sawmill Pty Ltd.

11/03/02

PO Box 378CABOOLTURE QLD 4510

Kiln, end matcher, planer, forklift/loader, mobile salvaging mill and bench

Caboolture

Start - April 02Finish - 30 June 03

$146,487

(2) (d) (iv) (1) All grant payments are evaluated on the basis of achieving project milestones which set out performance requirements. In NSW and Victoria, these milestones are set out in the formal funding agreement between the relevant government agency (on behalf of the respective state government and the Commonwealth) and the project proponent. In Queensland the funding agreement is directly between the Commonwealth and the project proponent.

(2) Grants were only approved for applications that met the eligibility criteria for Industry Development Assistance.

(3) and (4):

New South Wales

Grant Recipient

Grant date

Recipient Address

Project Description

Location

Original and revised project commencement dates

Reason for delay

Total approved funding

Boral Timber

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

Koolkhan and Murwillumbah projects commenced, however other projects delayed, awaiting further information regarding resource supply details from State Forests of NSW.

As per table above

Davis & Herbert Pty Ltd

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

Company has not finalised Long Term Wood Supply Agreement with SFNSW

As per table above

Greensill Bros Pty Ltd

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

Minor delay, project commenced 09/07/02

As per table above

Hardwood Resources Pty Ltd

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

Minor delay, project commenced 30/10/02 as per agreement

As per table above

Hurfords Hardwoods Pty Ltd

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

Company has not returned signed Funding Agreement for execution

As per table above

McGuire Logging Pty Ltd

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

Minor delay, project commenced 01/07/02

As per table above

R.A. Sweetman & Son Pty Ltd

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

Company is in negotiations with SFNSW for resource supply

As per table above

Weathertex Pty Ltd

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

Minor delay, project commenced 30/07/02

As per table above

Victoria

Grant Recipient

Grant date

Recipient Address

Project Description

Location

Original and revised project commencement dates

Reason for delay

Total approved funding

Australwood Pty Ltd

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

Agreement not signed yet. Negotiating grant details.

As per table above

Austimber Pty Ltd

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

Agreement not signed yet. Negotiating grant details.

As per table above

Dormit Pty Ltd

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

Agreement not signed yet. Negotiating grant details.

As per table above

Whittlesea Sawmills Pty Ltd

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

Agreement not signed yet. Negotiating grant details.

As per table above

Spot Pallet Supplies Pty Ltd

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

Agreement not signed yet. Negotiating grant details.

As per table above

Buchan Valley Sawmilling Pty Ltd

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

Agreement not signed yet. Negotiating grant details.

As per table above

Hallmark Oaks Pty Ltd

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above

As per table above.

Agreement not signed yet. Negotiating grant details.

As per table above

(4) (d) (iv) Grants were only approved for applications that met the eligibility criteria for Industry Development Assistance.