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Opal’s response to the Victorian Government announcement on forestry

  • Based on the failure of supply from VicForests following the Supreme Court decision late last year, Opal had already made the difficult decision to permanently close the white paper manufacturing component of our Maryvale Mill operations.
  • Today’s decision in no way changes this.
  • As we continue to work through a complex and difficult transition, today’s announcement in no way goes far enough for the Maryvale Mill and the industry.
  • Opal recognises that this is an extremely disappointing decision for the industry and its workers and this situation continues to have serious implications for our business and the local Gippsland community.