TUMUT KRAFT MILL
Designed to world-class standards and adopting sustainability objectives in all parts of its operations, our Pulp and Paper mill in Tumut produces high-quality kraft paper for both domestic and international markets.
Set on 1100ha, the Tumut mill was built in two stages. Stage 1 was completed in 2001 with an initial investment of $450 million. This was so successful, it enabled us to double the mill's production capacity with Stage 2 of the development. In total, the investment has been almost $1 billion, which highlights our serious commitment to sustainability.
Tumut is among the lowest users of water of any similar mill in Australia. Thanks to the application of extensive industry experience, it was engineered to be a truly advanced mill with near-zero levels of effluent leaving the site. This concept has been possible to execute due to the treated waste water from the mill being mainly reused back into the process as makeup for cooling water - with any excess discharged on site for agricultural purposes.
Raw materials used at Tumut are pulp logs and sawmill chips, all sourced from softwood plantations located in southern NSW. Woodchips are supplemented by domestic and commercial wastepaper collected mainly throughout the eastern states of Australia.
A significant proportion of the energy used in the mill is energy generated on-site using renewable, bio-mass fuels such as bark and sawmill residues. Read more.
The Tumut mill has an independently certified ISO 14001 Environmental Management System.
ENVIRONMENTAL APPROVALS AND MANAGEMENT PLANS
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