Work on land for logs starts

Land being reclaimed

AUDREY MALONE
Last updated 05:00 10/04/2014
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JOHN BISSET/Fairfax NZ

MAKING MORE SPACE: The land that is being reclaimed by the Prime Port for storing excess logs.

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Work has begun on Timaru's Evans Bay to reclaim land for storing excess logs.

Notification of the reclamation of the two hectares of land was advertised in the Timaru Herald a couple of weeks ago, but it has taken some time to organise everything and for work to begin, Prime Port chief executive Jeremy Boys said.

"Logging is a growth industry at the moment, and we need more space. This is part of an ongoing reclaim," Boys said.

Due to construction the public have been excluded from access to end of Evans Bay for safety reasons, he said.

PrimePort is in an unusual position, in being able to create land for storage. Most of the logs at the Timaru port are radiata and douglas fir. They are destined for China.

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- The Timaru Herald

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