A new Fur Processing Factory in Tasmania is to replace an animal fur-processing plant in the state.
The new facility is in the town of Tambara in the Kimberley region, and it’s being built by the company called The Fur Farm.
It will be an all-volunteer facility, run by volunteers, with an annual turnover of up to $100,000.
The facility will be located in a converted house in the community of Tambera, which has been converted into a processing facility, and will be used for the production of fur, skin, wool, wool products, and leather products.
It’s expected that the facility will start operations in 2021.
Tambara is located in the Upper Kimberley in the far north of Tasmania, and is about 120 kilometres east of Hobart.
The company says that the Fur Farm will have the capacity to process around 600 kilograms of raw material per day.
The Fur Farm was formed in 2016, and the project has already received approval from the Environment Protection Authority (EPA), and is currently under construction.
The Environmental Protection Authority said that it had been able to provide the approval for the facility, with the approval of the National Parks and Wildlife Management Agency, and also with a permit for the use of land on which the facility is to be located.
The EPA has said that the new Fur Farm would not affect the existing Fur Processing Plant, which is being constructed on land leased from the company.
“The Fur Farming facility is a large-scale, multi-site facility that will be able to process large amounts of raw materials in a small footprint, making it an ideal place for processing the raw materials used in the manufacture of a range of goods,” the EPA said.
“It is important that our national parks and wildlife are able to continue to supply the nation’s supply of animal products to the global market.”
The EPA said that, in order to be able for the Fur Farming Facility to be completed in time for the 2019 New Year, it will need to obtain permission from the Victorian Government for an industrial landfill, which the company says it will be using.