Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

28 September 2016

Guy Barnett, Minister for Resources

Avebury Mine Agreement Highlights Growing Confidence in Mining Industry

Today’s announcement of a share sale agreement for the purchase of the Avebury nickel mine, near Zeehan, is a welcome sign of growing confidence in Tasmania’s resource sector.

The Hodgman Liberal Government is the strongest and most consistent supporter of the mining industry, and we are committed to helping to seize new opportunities to create jobs – our number one priority.

While the agreement announced by MMG today is a major step forward, we know there is a long way to go before the Avebury mine can resume operations.

I commend MMG for its investment in keeping the mine on care and maintenance while working to attract a new buyer.

The Government looks forward to discussions with the new buyer, a Tasmanian-based company, about its plans to bring the mine back into production.

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