Hodgman Govt Provides Support To Resources Sector

Hodgman Govt Provides Support To Resources Sector

Tasmania Minister for Resources Guy Barnett

Avebury Mine Agreement Highlights Growing Confidence In Mining Industry

Victor P Taffa

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, Minister for Resources Guy Barnett said.

“The Hodgman 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.” Mr. Barnett said.

“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.” Mr. Barnett said.