Maryborough MP Anne Maddern says the timber industry is important to our area and the state.
Maryborough MP Anne Maddern says the timber industry is important to our area and the state. Robyne Cuerel

MP to meet with management and staff at Brooweena mill

MARYBOROUGH MP Anne Maddern will meet with management and staff of the Brooweena sawmill on Thursday.

She said it was sad to see an iconic business of the Fraser Coast shut.

"The timber industry is very important to our area but also to the state," Mrs Maddern said.

"It is a sad day to see the closure of this long established mill and to know the impact it will have on the employees, their families and the community of Brooweena."

The mill will close on Thursday, putting 15 permanent staff and subcontractors out of work, after Workplace Health and Safety told the mill's owners they could no longer use the number one bench.